Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals.
OCAS is the only open admission shelter in Orange County, which means that it does not turn away any animal and accepts all animals, regardless of their temperament or health. The health and well-being of the animals in the care of OCAS is of the utmost importance to Orange County and its community.
Most animals are ideal candidates for adoption, yet some come to the shelter suffering from long-term and profound health problems, as a result of being homeless, stray or abused. For fiscal year 2021, the live release rate was 96% for dogs and 88% for cats.
Some aspects of the new shelter have already been decided (such as increasing the number of kennel for dogs and having A/C in the kennel areas), however many items need to be discussed. We would like to review stakeholer views regarding a new animal shelter.