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March 18, 2004
Jody Jody is a 1-year-old female Belgian Malinois mix. She is tan and black with black ears, one of which is always straight up and the other always bent. This breed of dog is loyal, very intelligent and even tempered. They are often used as police working dogs. Jody gets along well with other dogs and would be a great pet for a family with children of any age. Jody was turned in by her owner because they did not have a fenced yard. Please come meet Jody at the Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach.
NEWS
November 18, 2004
Ally Ally is a 5-year-old spayed female Pekingese. She is all white and has a slight handicap. She only has one eye. Having only one does not slow her down at all. She is very cuddly and playful, loves to go for walks and wants to sit right on your lap when you take her in the car. She is housebroken, gets along well with other dogs and has no interest in cats. Please come meet Ally ... she will give you a wink! Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
Buster Buster is a male 3-year-old Shepard/chow mix. He is black and tan and has black spots on his tongue typical of a chow. Buster is a very sweet boy, he is not destructive and gets along great with other dogs, especially the ladies. He is housebroken and came from a family that had to give him up due to a child's heart problem. Buster loves to play and rough house. He would be a wonderful dog for a family with older children who love to play because he will play until he wears you out. He is easy to walk but stops to smell everything he finds.
NEWS
April 28, 2005
MOLLY Molly is a 6- to 7-month-old basset hound/Shar-Pei mix. She is all black with a basset hound body and a Shar-Pei head. Molly is a very special dog and loves everybody. She just goes crazy when she sees children, and loves all dogs. She is even kind to cats. Molly would fit into any family and any-size home. She is so silly and happy all the time. She has a very deep bark and when you first hear it, you won't believe it came from her. Molly is our little princess and would love to come and live with you. This dog is not only a conversation piece because of her basset/Shar-Pei mix, she is an absolute love.
FEATURES
By By Mike Sciacca | January 26, 2006
The Central Library's Authors Festival inspires local children to read. Abbey Sue, a Labrador-chow mix, had lost her home and landed at the Humane Society in Huntington Beach, but then things starting looking up. First she found a new home -- with Huntington Beach resident Elizabeth Lubin -- and then she found literary stardom. Abbey Sue is the subject of Lubin's 32-page picture book, "Pound Pup," which will be featured in the Authors Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Children's Library at the Huntington Beach Central Library.
NEWS
December 2, 2004
Deepa Bharath Former volunteers at a Huntington Beach animal shelter protested yet again Saturday, this time alleging that shelter administrators had neglected the animals on Thanksgiving Day. At least 25 former volunteers gathered outside the Orange County Humane Society on Newland Street Saturday, said Shelly Hunter, who has been spearheading the protests. But Costa Mesa Animal Control officers who investigated Hunter's complaint found all animals had been fed, given water and cared for during the holiday, Costa Mesa Police Lt. John FitzPatrick said.
NEWS
October 11, 2001
Bryce Alderton Stray cats and dogs may end up the unfortunate victims of the city's budget woes. For two years, members of Save Our Strays have been pressing the city to open and operate a humane animal shelter in Huntington Beach that would care for stray animals. While the Humane Society on Newland Street caters to Huntington Beach residents, the strays the private organization takes in are solely from Westminster and Costa Mesa. Members of Save Our Strays hope that, like the Humane Society, the new shelter would not euthanize a healthy animal.
NEWS
June 12, 2003
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK After a whopping month online, the city's budget survey results are in, and the folks at City Hall are just thrilled with the participation. In a city of nearly 200,000 people, city officials think it's just spectacular that they got 1,617 responses on the online budget survey. Considering it was only online for one month and they didn't let residents know it was happening, they should be tickled pink. That means 1,600 heard about it despite their best efforts and remembered to log on in the short time span.
LOCAL
By Virginia Petrelis | July 20, 2009
              Audi’s Story           After our mixed shepherd died, leaving a big hole in our hearts, I started looking for another dog on the Internet. I saw a picture of Audi, a German Shepherd, on the H.B. Humane Society’s website. Late on a Friday afternoon we took a trip to visit her. She was located in a cage that faced all incoming visitors. As we walked toward her cage, she started jumping up enthusiastically, all 80 pounds of her. We thought she was beautiful, but we had planned to visit the Pet Fair in Costa Mesa the next day to check out the available dogs there too.           At the Fair we looked at several shepherd mixes and walked a couple of them, but they seemed to have no enthusiasm, so we rushed back to the Humane Society before it closed for the day. As soon as we walked through the door Audi seemed to recognize us and was so excited to see us again.
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By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | April 26, 2011
Stray pets from Newport Beach will soon be found in Huntington Beach, now that the Newport Beach City Council approved a contract for a new animal shelter Tuesday. The Orange County Humane Society, a privately run facility on Newland Street, was approved unanimously among a number of proposals from nearby shelters. "I was impressed with the services they provide there," said Councilman Steve Rosansky, who co-hosts a public access television show that advertises animals up for adoption and recently visited OCHS.
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By Virginia Petrelis | July 20, 2009
              Audi’s Story           After our mixed shepherd died, leaving a big hole in our hearts, I started looking for another dog on the Internet. I saw a picture of Audi, a German Shepherd, on the H.B. Humane Society’s website. Late on a Friday afternoon we took a trip to visit her. She was located in a cage that faced all incoming visitors. As we walked toward her cage, she started jumping up enthusiastically, all 80 pounds of her. We thought she was beautiful, but we had planned to visit the Pet Fair in Costa Mesa the next day to check out the available dogs there too.           At the Fair we looked at several shepherd mixes and walked a couple of them, but they seemed to have no enthusiasm, so we rushed back to the Humane Society before it closed for the day. As soon as we walked through the door Audi seemed to recognize us and was so excited to see us again.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | January 21, 2009
Abandoned and stray animals found in Costa Mesa streets could be sent to the Orange County Humane Society shelter in Huntington Beach as soon as next month, as the Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved a contract with the shelter Tuesday night. Now, the city’s roughly 1,100 live stray animals a year are sent to the Irvine Animal Care Center. Irvine told Costa Mesa last year that it will be able to accommodate animals from Irvine only. The main options Costa Mesa considered for a new contract were the county’s shelter in Orange and the Orange County Humane Society shelter, and they went with the Humane Society, which was more than $100,000 cheaper and closer.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | December 24, 2008
Barring an unforeseen turnaround in City Council sentiment, Costa Mesa appears to be headed toward taking its stray and confiscated animals to the Orange County Humane Society shelter in the near future. At a study session Tuesday, all four of the Costa Mesa council members present (Councilman Eric Bever was absent) said they favor signing a contract with the Huntington Beach shelter. Some local animal rights activists and former shelter volunteers have questioned the quality of care animals get at the facility, but the council was convinced that the city staff was working with the owner, Dr. Samir Botros, to remedy most of the past problems.
BUSINESS
By Alan Blank | November 12, 2008
Stray animals in Costa Mesa were taken to the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach until complaints about the animal shelter’s quality prompted the city to contract with Irvine Animal Care Shelter in 2007. Now the city of Irvine has said it can no longer accommodate the roughly 1,800 animals per year its shelter has to process on behalf of Costa Mesa because Irvine is growing, and it needs all of its shelter capacity for local animals. This recent announcement left Costa Mesa searching for a place to house its stray dogs and cats.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MICHÈLE MARR | October 9, 2008
For the sake of the animals we eat, for the sake of our own health and safety, it’s time, come November, to pass Proposition 2, the California Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. You may consider it blasphemy, but it matters more to me that you vote “yes” on Proposition 2 than who gets your vote for president. Millions of animals on industrial farms in California are depending on you to deliver them from unspeakable cruelty. They have no vote. If you think this isn’t a religious issue, think again.
FEATURES
July 2, 2008
With an abundance of kittens needing good homes, the Orange County Humane Society is offering the small felines at 25% off. For National Cat Adoption Month, kittens are $87.50 and adult cats are $67.50. This fee includes prepaid spay/neuter, microchip, up to date vaccines and one month pet insurance. The Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The facility appears closed due to construction, but shelter officials assure the public they are open.
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