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Orange County Animal Services now requires an appointment for most services, please read below prior to your visit to the shelter.
Schedule an adoption appointment.
Schedule a recheck for your foster pet.
Schedule an appointment to surrender or reclaim your pet.
Adopt a homeless shelter pet in need.
Become a temporary foster parent.
Volunteer your time for adoptable pets.
In fiscal year 2020, Orange County Animal Services received more than 12,000 pets. While able to achieve a record number of live releases for these pets, the number in need still outpaces the number of available homes, signaling a pet overpopulation problem. The shelter advocates for spay and neuter as a solution to this problem, as it prevents unwanted litters of pets, and today announced it is launching a new voucher program making these services available for free to low-income Orange County residents.
Orange County Animal Services has had a record live release rate for fiscal year 2020, the most in over half a century. With 6,436 domestic animals and other pets adopted, as well as the additional animals either rescued, relocated or returned to owners, the total number of live releases was 10,032, or 88 percent of total impounds. This live release rate increased from the 82 percent achieved in fiscal year 2019.
Rocket (A447954) was first impounded at Orange County Animal Services on February 13, 2020. The dog, a 2-year-old medium-sized fawn male, has now spent 220 days in the care of the shelter. He has amassed more days in the shelter than any other pet this year. Orange County Animal Services is turning to the community for assistance, hoping to “launch and adoption” for Rocket’s ideal home.
For Orange County Animal Services, offering a foster care program that places pets in temporary homes until ready for adoption saves thousands of lives every year. Animal Services relies heavily on foster parents and their expertise to help animals, especially kittens, that would not otherwise thrive at the shelter due to being sick, injured, in need of socialization skills and/or are too young for adoption.
Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals. We provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities.