Mission Viejo Animal Service Center seeks community donations

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA – Approximately 6.3 million pets enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide each year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported. Sunday marked the first day of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, and the Town of Mission Viejo Animal Service Center is seeking donations from the community.

The City of Mission Viejo Animal Service Center provides care, protection and control for animals that stray from their homes or are abused by their owners in Mission Viejo and beyond. The center provides animal services not only to residents of Mission Viejo, but also to the town of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita.

The National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week was founded in 1996 by the Human Society of the United States. It is designed to encourage the public to understand the level of work involved in caring for animals, and to volunteer or provide items for their local animal shelter. The annual event also recognizes hardworking individuals who support shelters year round.

The Mission Viejo Animal Service Center provides a variety of services including: picking up injured wildlife, impounding stray dogs and cats, issuing citations and providing shelter for homeless animals, according to the website of the city. On average, the pro-human facility at 28095 Hillcrest accommodates over 2,000 animals per year.

If you would like to donate to the Mission Viejo Animal Service Center, the city asks you to review the centre’s wishlist before dropping off any items. The three main needs of the center are: Perla dog beds, Kuranda dog beds and Snugglesafe heating pads.

Sam D. Gomez