if all alternatives have been explored and the pet owner is forced to surrender the pet, animal services is here to help with additional resources.
To express interest in rehoming resources and surrendering to the shelter, please complete our brief survey here. Please be sure to provide a phone number and email address where our staff can best reach you for additional information. Animal Services staff will reach out within one week of form submission to share information.
as the shelter should be the last resort for surrender of owned pets and the shelter is frequently at a high capacity, the surrender process to the shelter may take several weeks.
Orange County residents must show proof they live in Orange County and must be the owner of the animal. There is a fee of $15 per pet to help offset the cost of care. Please share any knowledge of the pet’s health, temperament, personality and background when surrendering. This will best enable Animal Services to match that animal with a forever home.