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UNWANTED AND OWNER RELINQUISHED PETS

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There 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.    


Relinquishment Fees


When 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.


Dogs                            $100.00 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 testing

                                    must 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 formula

Rabbits$50.00

Residents of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach $65 Owner Surrender Fee plus proof of current vaccines and proof of residence.

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Pets 7 years or older are $65

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Office Hours

Day
Monday10:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am6:00 pm
Friday10:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am5:00 pm
Sunday9:00 am5:00 pm
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

Testimonial

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.

Sandy T.
Huntington Beach, CA

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