WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO Relinquish YOUR PET

You have a number of choices, and just one of them is relinquish your pet to the The Pet Rescue Center. If you have exhausted alternatives to relinquishment, here is how our admissions process works.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT To Be Considered for Relinquishment

The PRC will accept the surrender of owned cats and dogs By Appointment ONLY.  IF we have space available, we will schedule you an appointment.  If there is not space available, you will be placed on our waiting list and will receive a call when space becomes available. This could take between 1 week to 2 months depending upon the type of animal and the time of year. The Pet Rescue Center would love to save every dog or cat, but due to space and financial constraints, we do have a limit to our acceptance.

1. Owner must have completed and emailed a relinquishment application. In order to be considered for the relinquishment program, please send an email to info@thepetrescuecenter.org and include your contact information, detailed information about your pet, a recent photo, and the relinquishment application.   We will contact you in the order that your email is received.  You will be contacted if we will consider your pet for relinquishment and an appointment to proceed to the exam will be made. We will NOT consider your pet unless this procedure is followed.  Due to the high volume of calls we receive regarding pet relinquishments, we cannot guarantee that phone messages will be returned in a timely manner.
2. A minimum of 1 year worth of veterinary records must be supplied and looked over by The PRC. In the case of the animal being one year old or younger, appropriate records for the animal will apply.

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

The Pet Rescue Center has a small list of conditions to be met before we can accept any animal:
1. The pet must be brought to The PRC for your relinquishment appointment, for a free exam. Acceptance for our relinquishment program will be determined by the examining veterinarian.
2. The Pet Rescue Center’s relinquishment program requires a minimum donation of $300. We charge a fee to cover the costs for food, boarding, medical care, and any other necessary commitments in order to assure adoption for your animal.
3. In the event that the owner decides he/she no longer wishes to relinquish the animal to The Pet Rescue Center, he/she will have 48 hours to return and retrieve the animal. Within the 48 hours, the owner should expect to receive only 50% of the relinquishment fee as a refund. In the event that the owner decides that he/she no longer wishes to relinquish the animal and it has been past the 48 hour time period, he/she must fill out an application for adoption and go through the approval process that includes paying all necessary adoption fees as listed by The Pet Rescue Center.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO SURRENDER YOUR PET TODAY

If you opt not to wait for space to become available at The PRC, you may want to consider other options.
1. Find a new home for the pet yourself with friends, neighbors, family or co-workers.
2.  Place your pet temporarily with friends, family or possibly a boarding facility until space becomes available at the The PRC.
3. Surrender your pet to your county or city animal control. Agencies may vary, so please ask them about their adoption practices and their policies surrounding the surrender of owned pets. A shelter should be your last resort.

CONTACT INFORMATION for Shelters in Orange County

General Orange County
OC Animal Care
(714) 935-6848
561 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Anaheim, Brea, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest,  Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, Unincorporated Areas

Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar
SHELTERING
Orange County Humane Society
(714) 536-8480
21632 Newland Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

ANIMAL CONTROL
Costa Mesa Police Department
(714) 754-5674
99 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

ANIMAL CONTROL
Newport Beach Police Department
(949) 644-3717
870 Santa Barbara Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Westminster
SHELTERING
Westminster Animal Control
(714) 548-3201
6621 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

ANIMAL CONTROL
Westminster Veterinary Group
(714) 899-1100
6621 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683

Irvine
SHELTERING
Irvine Animal Care Center
(949) 724-7740
6443 Oak Canyon
Irvine, CA 92618

ANIMAL CONTROL
Irvine Police Department
(949) 724-7092
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606

Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods
SHELTERING & ANIMAL CONTROL
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
(949) 497-3552
20612 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

La Habra
SHELTERING
Inland Valley Humane Society
(909) 623-9777
500 Humane Way
Pomona, CA 91766

ANIMAL CONTROL
La Habra Animal Control
(562) 905-9771
150 North Euclid Street
La Habra, CA 90631

Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel
SHELTERING & ANIMAL CONTROL
Mission Viejo Animal Services Center
(949) 470-3045
28095 Hillcrest
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

San Clemente and Dana Point
SHELTERING & ANIMAL CONTROL
Coastal Animal Services Authority
(949) 492-1617
221 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672

Santa Ana
SHELTERING
Orange County Animal Care (OCAC)
(714) 935-6848
561 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

ANIMAL CONTROL
Santa Ana Police Department
(714) 245-8792
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Seal Beach
SHELTERING
Seal Beach Animal Care Center
(562) 430-4993
1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

ANIMAL CONTROL
Long Beach Bureau of Animal Control
(562) 570-7387
7700 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815