A p-mail came in a few days ago saying that the Orance County Humane Shelter was closing and all the dogs would be put to sleep on the 8th of this month. Being basically pretty nosy I thought I would check it out. When I called the shelter I was told by an employee that the shelter is NOT closing. They are beginning construction but the shelter is staying open and there will be no mass euthenasia of dogs. She seemed to have heard this rumor before.
I hope this helps a few Dogster sleep a little better tonight knowing this is one less emergency to address.
Here’s the information to contact the shelter if you want to contact them directly:
Orange County Humane Society
21632 Newland, Huntington Beach, CA
714-536-8480 – open 7 days 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
They are located one half block from the Pacific Ocean just behind the power plant.
Update January 5th —
I’m still hearing rumors that the Shelter is to be closed and the animals put down. If you have some hard evidence that this is the case please bark in. I don’t doubt anyone’s word but I’m getting emails like this one from Catster Connie:
As a fellow pet lover against euthanization, I decided to look into this huntington beach humane society rumor. What information do you have that proves it is true?
I both called the facility and found this OC Register news article.
Are people just ‘assuming’ its one big lie? I find it hard to believe that the current staff at the humane society (who MUST be animals lovers) would go along with a rumor like that.
Connie and everyone else, other than the one phone call I made to the shelter, I have no idea from personal experience whether or not the story is true. I am not trying to say anything about the verity of this suggestion. So if you have information you want shared and I can verify it, please bark to me directly.
If the story is wrong, perhaps the shelter could have the other rescues who are taking dogs due to the construction bark in.