Last Oct. 23, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously to change the existing policy on the euthanasia of animals at the Irvine Animal Care Center. The new policy states that, beginning on Jan. 1, no animal will be kept at the Irvine Animal Care Center longer than 45 days, and at the end of that period will be destroyed.
Dogs and cats at the center will be destroyed on Friday if they have been at the shelter for 45 days or longer. This can be prevented.
Kennel and cat runs can be sponsored so that animals who have stayed the full 45 days may be placed in these runs to stay for longer periods until they find homes and families.
Donations will be accepted immediately for these runs in order that poor homeless animals can remain at the shelter until adopted. Remember, the deadline is Friday. There are several plans for sponsoring of dog or cat runs.