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One week out from Thanksgiving, Orange County Animal Services is taking an opportunity to pull on heartstrings and remind the community of the 147 dogs and 156 cats that are currently available at the shelter.
Orange County Animal Services has published its data for fiscal year 2021, which ranged from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. In that timeframe the shelter received 13,527 domestic animals and achieved an overall live release rate of 91% for these pets, the highest in the shelter’s 52-year history.
Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is currently caring for 175 dogs and 124 cats, a total of 299 pets. 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.
In an effort to help combat the pet overpopulation problem in the local community, Orange County Animal Services launched the “Spay It Forward” program late last year. Initially grant funded, the program provided spay and neuter vouchers for qualifying low-income pet owners. The program experienced high demand after launch and so far, a total of 525 vouchers have been issued, exhausting the available funds. But in order to continue to program, the shelter is now turning to the public for financial help.
Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals. We provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities.