Sounding Off: Temporary shelter for animal shelter

One month after the flooding and the mud devastated the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, our temporary facility is up and running at 2093 Laguna Canyon Road.

This location provides a functional space for the public to visit the animals and a base of operations for the staff and volunteers.

Our shelter has received a tremendous amount of support and assistance from volunteers, community members, local veterinarians, Irvine Animal Care Center, Mission Viejo Animal Care Center, Orange County Animal Services and the leadership of the city of Laguna Beach to help make this a seamless transition.

Our shelter staff and animal-control officers have worked around the clock to get everything up and running.

Donations received to date have been a welcome relief. PUP Laguna Beach has received inquiries from the community on what is needed for our animals.

But needs remain.

Animals are in need of Nyla Bones of various sizes, Chew Hooves, new cat toys, puppy toys (small, soft and squeaky), one or two cat scratching posts, one large cat tree (multi-level), chicken strips, beef jerky, rawhide chews and washable dog and cat beds.

Items may be dropped off during regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Monetary donations can be made at the shelter or online at

The shelter will host its annual low-cost vaccination clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12. The clinic will be held at the city parking lot at 635 Laguna Canyon Road, directly across from Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Canyon Road and Forest Avenue.

For more information, contact the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter at (949) 497-3552.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location!

DARCY CRAMER is secretary of PUP Laguna Beach, a nonprofit fundraising arm of the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. She lives in Ladera Ranch.

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