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. orange county residents can schedule a rehoming consultation appointment to speak with animal services staff about options for the pet moving forward.
Rehoming consultation appointments can be scheduled here.
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.