Agenda Item   



                                                                                                                        ASR Control  19-000878




legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

All Districts

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

OC Community Resources   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Dylan Wright (714) 480-2788 



Mike Kaviani (714) 796-6414



Subject:  Accept New Donation Source for Pet Disaster Relief Trailers for OC Animal Care


      ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board


No Legal Objection

Consent Calendar



3 Votes Board Majority




    Budgeted: N/A

Current Year Cost: N/A

Annual Cost: N/A




    Staffing Impact:


# of Positions:

Sole Source: N/A

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

  Funding Source: Other: 100% (Donation - various donors through American Kennel Club)

County Audit in last 3 years: No



    Prior Board Action: 05/07/2019 #5, 07/11/2017 #11




Authorize the OC Community Resources Director or designee to accept donations made to the American Kennel Club on behalf of the County of Orange for two pet disaster relief trailers and disaster supplies, to be provided by the American Kennel Club, with a total market value of $44,000 ($22,000 per trailer).






Accepting funding for the pet disaster relief trailers will help OC Community Resources/OC Animal Care provide boarding and care to pets whose owners are impacted by disasters in accordance with the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act.






In 2006, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in response to 250,000 animals being left behind after Hurricane Katrina because pets were not included in local disaster response evacuation or rescue plans.  The PETS Act requires local emergency management agencies to address the needs of people with household pets or service animals in the event of a major disaster or emergency.  To address this issue, on July 11, 2017, the Board of Supervisors (Board) approved a grant agreement with the American Kennel Club (AKC) entitled "Canine Support and Relief Fund - AKC Pet Disaster Relief Unit" (Agreement) whereby AKC would donate two emergency relief trailers and related emergency supplies to OC Community Resources/OC Animal Care (OC Animal Care). 


The emergency trailers, referred to in the Agreement as Pet Disaster Relief Units (PDRUs) are approximately 16 feet by 7 feet and will be transportable using OC Animal Care's animal control trucks.  Each trailer is able to house at least 65 pets for approximately 72 hours after a disaster is declared and is stocked with critical emergency supplies, such as: animal crates, batteries, cat carriers, cat litter, collars, disinfectant, two-wheel dolly, fans, fuel cans, feeding bowls, hoses, leashes, microchips, mops, trash cans; plus an emergency generator and emergency lighting. 


Each emergency trailer and related supplies costs $22,000 and AKC will order, purchase, supply and ship the trailers to OC Animal Care.  Per the July 11, 2017, Agenda Staff Report, the two emergency trailers are to be funded through donations on behalf of OC Animal Care directly to AKC. At that time, total funding for both trailers consisted of a $24,000 donation from the Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club and a $20,000 donation from AKC.  The funding sources have changed and are now as follows:



Donation Amount

American Kennel Club (AKC)


Animal Health Foundation (1)


Noble Friends Foundation for OC Animal Care (1)


Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club




(1) Registered 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization



Once received, the trailers will become the property of OC Animal Care and will be insured under the County's property schedule. Under the Agreement, the trailers will bear the logos of the above organizations as donating entities. The County's logo will also be featured on the trailers. 


On May 7, 2019, the Board affirmed the OC Community Resources (OCCR) Marketing Plan, which authorizes OCCR to pursue marketing, sponsorships and fundraising partnerships with nonprofit organizations, private sector organizations and businesses to promote OC Animal Care.


Orange County Code of Ordinances Article 8, Section 2-5-120, (b) "Commercial Marketing - Promotion and Advertising" in conjunction with California Government Code 26110, "Advertising" describes situations whereby the County may accept and acknowledge a donation of money, goods or services. 


County Board Resolution 93-1235 and OC Auditor-Controller policy R-2 (Monetary and Property Gifts:  Acceptance, Reporting and Disbursement) grant agency and department heads the authority to accept on behalf of the Board gifts, bequests, devises and donations of money or property not in excess of $10,000 whereas gifts, bequests, devises and donations of money or property in excess of $10,000 are to be reported directly to the Board for acceptance.  One of the new funding sources of the trailers will be making a donation in favor of the County in excess of $10,000 and OC Animal Care is thereby requesting the Board's acceptance of this donation in accordance with the above authorities.













Attachment A - OC Community Resources Marketing Plan
Attachment B - OCCO Article 8, Section 2-5-120
Attachment C - California Government Code Section 26110
Attachment D - Resolution 93-1235
Attachment E - Auditor-Controller Policy R-2