Red, White & Blue!

Spotlight on SCAS

The South County Animal Shelter (SCAS) Coalition was formed in response to the lack of a pro-humane animal shelters serving Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. SCAS is a coalition of four cities that have joined forces to establish a pro-humane animal shelter in their region. These cities still maintain a contract with the County Animal Shelter in Orange. SCAS Coalition's goal is to form a pro-humane animal care facility where adoptable animals will not be euthanized because of space constraints.

SCAS Coalition encourages citizens of these four cities to contact their city council members and demand a pro-humane animal shelter like those in our surrounding cities. If you'd like to help by writing a letter to your town,

please click here.

Another great way to show your support…Join the SCAS's Lake Forest July 4th Parade entry! This is a wonderful opportunity to get out the SCAS's message of support for a pro-humane animal shelter in South Orange County. Additional details found below under our
July Dog Friendly Events.

For more information on the SCAS, please visit their site at

California Healthy Pets Act

The OC Dogumentary supports the California Healthy Pets Act (A.B. 1634) which aims to reduce pet overpopulation in California. This bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, a Democrat from Southern California, requires cats and dogs over the age of four months to be spayed or neutered, unless the person caring for them possesses an intact permit, as specified. Pet owners who have not spayed or neutered their pet would be cited and given time to spay or neuter their pets before a fine would be assessed.

Local animal control agencies would be responsible for enforcing the California Healthy Pets Act. A portion of the fines collected would be used to expand the availability of free or low-cost spay or neuter programs and other outreach efforts.

The California Healthy Pets Act exempts:

• Purebred dogs and cats whose owners obtain a permit
• Dogs who work as guide dogs, service dogs, or signal dogs
• Dogs who are used by law enforcement agencies for
law enforcement or rescue activities
• Dogs and cats whose veterinarian determines that due to age, poor health, or illness it is unsafe to spay or neuter them
• Non-resident show dogs and dogs brought into the state for exhibition

For more information on supporting the California Healthy Pets Act please

follow this link to help the Spay/Neuter Bill pass the senate.

Making a phone call to your legislator is very easy; a staff person will take your message and pass it along to your senator. I recently made a phone call to Senator Harman, stating “I am calling to support A.B. 1634”, giving my name and zip code.

• Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod (Chair)
916-651-4032 Office, 916-445-0128 Fax
Chino Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto, San Bernardino

• Senator Tom Harman
916-651-4035 Office, 916-445-9263 Fax
Orange Orange, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Westminister

• Senator Christine Kehoe
916-651-4039 Office, 916-327-2188 Fax
San Diego, Del Mar, Lemon Grove

Fun in the Summer Sun!

July heats up with plenty of fantastic free outdoor concerts. Don't forget to visit our OC Summer Concert Schedule found at:

Hop on The Doggie Bus! The Doggie Bus provides free transportation from Tustin to Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach or Laguna Beach’s Dog Park on Saturday and Sundays. Kick back, meet new friends and enjoy an afternoon on The Doggie Bus! For more info, visit

July Dog Friendly Events

Wednesday, July 4th

Lake Forest July 4th Parade - America the Beautiful
Join the Orange County Animal Shelter Coalition's Lake Forest July 4th Parade entry. This is a wonderful opportunity to get out the SCAS's message of support for a pro-humane animal shelter in South Orange County.

Bring your family, friends, and of course your pooch to this dog friendly event! Transportation will be provided to keep them from getting hot paws in the July heat.

Parade starts at 10:00am at the corner of Toledo Way & Ridge Route (in front of El Toro High School) and ends at the corner of Lake Forest Drive & Serrano Way (Heritage Hill Historical Park).

Thursday, July 5th

Laguna Beach's First Thursdays Artwalk
Join member galleries throughout Laguna Beach on the First Thursday of EVERY month from 6 - 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening.

Many galleries are dog friendly!

Yappy Hour Wednesdays!
Noah’s Essentials & The Cliff Restaurant
577 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (weather permitting)

Enjoy gorgeous views at The Cliff while your pal samples free gourmet dishes from Noah’s Essentials such as lamb stew and turkey meatloaf…yappy hour not to be missed!

July 7th & 8th

Muttropolis’ Wellness Weekend: Dental Hygiene
Join Muttropolis for Wellness Weekend and learn about the best treats and supplements for your pet’s dental hygiene.
All Day

Friday, July 13th

Muttropolis’ Chihuahua Meet-Up & Fashion Show
Bring in your favorite Chihuahua in their most stylish duds to preview Muttropolis’ new fashions and join us for an informal fashion show. Delicious treat tasting for the pups and a 10% discount for their parents.
7pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 21st

Muttropolis’ Summer Pooch Party & Ice Cream Social
Beat the summer heat at Muttropolis’ annual Ice Cream Social Pawty. Your pet will enjoy a complimentary Yoghund, an organic doggie frozen yogurt and you can cool down with some tasty lemonade. So “mutts” fun! Paw-paw-razzi will be there to capture fun pics of your pooch. Plus, free gift with purchase for the first 50 guests.
10-1 pm

Thursday, July 26th

San Clemente Art Walk
Downtown San Clemente comes alive with local artists and live music! This is a collaborative event between the San Clemente Art Association, the City of San Clemente and the Downtown Business Association.

The Art Walk is held from 6pm - 9pm on the LAST THURSDAY of the month from MAY - SEPTEMBER.

Jokes from the Dog Pound

Thank you for reading our Red, White & Blue issue of The OC Dogumentary...we hope its a fantastic month of July!

Paige & Marley