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Super Pet Adoption brings together local rescues and vendors

Irvine's Super Pet Adoption event will feature more than 150 adoptable pets.
(Courtesy of Irvine Animal Care Center)

The Irvine Animal Care Center will host its 15th annual Super Pet Adoption event on June 6 with more than 150 adoptable animals.

This year the event will be held outdoors at the Irvine Animal Care Center to ensure social distancing. The event will feature local pet rescue groups, shelters and pet-related vendors such as Avian Underdogs Rescue Assn., Beagles and Buddies, Recycled Love Dog Rescue, Long Beach Spay and Neuter Foundation, Bailey’s CBD and PetSmart.

“Making sure pets in need continue to find homes during COVID-19 has been important to the City, and we’ve been proud of our efforts to keep animal adoptions safe and accessible over the past year,” said Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan in a statement. “We’re excited to continue this work and offer the community an opportunity to support adoptable animals at this year’s Super Pet Adoption event while still adhering to all health guidelines. We look forward to finding homes for our many four-legged friends this June.”

The animal center has seen an uptick in animals with the start of kitten and puppy season.
(Courtesy of Irvine Animal Care Center)

As a response to COVID-19, the center has been closed to the public for drop-in services since March 2020 and continues to operate by in-person appointments only.

“There has been a downward trend in population at animal shelters nationwide since the start of the pandemic, which the center has also experienced,” said Catherine Lovella, volunteer program supervisor, via email. “The center has seen an increase in animals with the start of kitten and puppy season.”

Advance tickets to the event are required.

If you go

What: 15th annual Super Pet Adoption
Where: 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine
When: June 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person; free for kids 13 years old or younger
Info: (949) 724-7740; irvineanimals.org

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