Animal Rights

Orange County Animal Services

Orange County Animal Services offers a range of programs and services to care for our county’s pets and animals. “OCAS serves as the county’s only open admission pet shelter, which means no animal in need is ever turned away. As a result, the shelter is nearing capacity with resources stretched thin. Animal Services is calling on the community for help, asking for interested adopters and foster parents to step forward immediately to care for the animals.”

Are you passionate about animal welfare? Orange County Animal Services has ample opportunities open to volunteers!

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Pet adoption is a fantastic way to welcome a new furry friend into the family. Adoption prevents additional demand on unethical and exploitative aspects of the pet industry, especially puppy and kitten mills. OCAS allows future pet owners to adopt cats and dogs directly from the county’s own shelters.

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Animal Services is pleased to offer a foster care program that places pets in temporary homes until they are ready for adoption, saving thousands of lives every year. The foster program is for pets that are sick, injured, in need of socialization skills and/or are too young for adoption. The program is available for select pets at Animal Services.

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Orange County Animal Services is always welcoming new team members to its booming volunteer program! The program is best suited to individuals who enjoy interacting with both people and pets.