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Press Release
County of Orange Seal COUNTY OF ORANGE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Markley
Phone: 714.834.2178
June 17, 2000
M*A*S*H's "Major Houlihan" Scheduled To Appear at Unveiling of New Pet Adoption Web Site
(Santa Ana) Loretta Swit, known for her classic role of Major Houlihan on television's much loved M*A*S*H*, is scheduled to join the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the public for an unveiling of a new, user-friendly pet adoption web site. The site was developed by the Health Care Agency's Animal Care Services to help people search online for a new family pet.

The public is invited to attend the web launch event on June 21, 10:30 a.m. until noon, in the first floor lobby and Board hearing room of the Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana.

The Emmy award-winning actress has appeared in theater, film and television. Having been recognized by the American Humane Society, she is well known for her compassion for animals. Swit is active in numerous animal causes and is a board member of Actors and Others for Animals.

" We are very excited to present this valuable new communication tool to the public in our efforts to increase animal adoptions," said Supervisor Todd Spitzer. "Finding more homes for animals is one of our goals in the ongoing effort and commitment to improve services at the Animal Care Center.

"In addition to the extensive pet care, licensing and pet retrieval information already provided by the Animal Care Services' web site, this newest attraction on the site will encourage visitors to view animals that are ready to be adopted by a good family," Health Care Agency Director, Michael Schumacher said. "This new site will feature one of the largest pet databases in California. It will have photos of available, adoptable animals and information on their breed, age, sex and color. We hope it will be well used by the public."

Some adoptable animals from the Animal Care Services Center will be on the plaza just outside the Hall of Administration, along with Officers from the Center who will be available to answer questions regarding pet adoptions.