are many reasons a family can no longer care for a pet: a move, allergies, or
a perceived behavioral problem. Whatever the reason, the Orange County Humane
Society maybe pets best chances for a new permanent home for these
relinquished pets. Unfortunately intake of pets depends on space availability.
We can only take in what we can accommodate for. Availability can change
weekly so it is good to check back often. Intake also depends on the adopt-ability of a pet, the younger the animals the easier to find a home.
Sadly the older bigger ones stay the longest.
The shelter is open to receive animals from 9:00am to 5:00pm Sat & Sun & 10-6pm on weekdays.
Keep in mind though, bringing your pet does not guarantee we can take it in!!
When a pet is surrendered to the
shelter, the owner must bring it in to us. We ask that the person
surrendering a pet fill out a pet info form. This sheet helps us obtain
background information for appropriate placement. The more information we
receive about the pet, the better job we can do in its placement. It also
helps when owner bring in pet's medical history so that the new owner will
have access to it.
you can no longer care for your pet, and need to bring them to the shelter,
we will ask for a fee simply to help defray the cost of caring for your pet during
its time here. This fee by no means covers the full cost of care, but it does
help us in providing safe, sanitary shelter, vet care, and a chance for a new
life to 100's of animals yearly.
Fees vary depending on the number of age of and type of animal you wish to
surrender. Relinquishment fees are listed below.
must provide proof of vaccinations or pay an additional
$39.00 to vaccinate pet
Litter of Puppies $50.00 plus first vaccines,
fees depends on age
(must be over 8 weeks)
Un-weaned Puppies depending on age, add costs of formula
Cats $100.00 plus $45 for FELV/FIV
provide proof of vaccinations or pay an additional
$15.00 to vaccinate pet
Litter of kittens $50.00 plus first vaccines, fees depends on age
(must be over 8 weeks)plus
$45 for one kitten from litter to get tested for FELV/FIV
Un-weaned Kittens depending on age, add costs of
Residents of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach $65 Owner Surrender Fee plus proof of current vaccines and proof of residence.
"Thank you to the OC Humane Society team for introducing us to Maxwell (now Bruno) he has been an amazing addition to our little family. He knows all of his basic commands and even knows heel! A surprise to us since he was found as a stray."