I read with interest your article (Orange County Digest, Jan. 21) concerning 19 dogs and 1 cat facing a Feb. 15 adoption deadline from the Irvine Animal Shelter.
Mike Igoe, animal health technician for Irvine, stated that the 45-day stay for the animals of the Irvine shelter is "by far the longest length of time that any agency gives an animal." I felt compelled to clear up this erroneous information.
The City of San Clemente established its pro-life animal shelter on Jan. 1, 1983, when it terminated its long-standing contract with Orange County for animal control service.
The program is being operated by the San Clemente Fire Department. It is being combined with a recycling program and is staffed by one full-time animal control officer and 65 volunteers.