Emergency Resources

Emergency services and resources for all animals. Also see: “Adoption and Rescue,” “End-of-Life,” and “Veterinary Services.” For pet-assistance organizations, see “Pet Assistance.”

After-Hours Veterinarians

Many veterinarian offices are open after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

Animal Ambulance

Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units.

Animal Control

A list of organizations provide emergency animal control services for the cities indicated. Services include rescuing stray, trapped, injured, abandoned, deceased or wild animals; and investigating animal cruelty, animal bites and noise complaints.

Dog-Fighting, Cock-Fighting & Animal-Cruelty Hotlines

List of hotlines to report dog or cock-fighting.

Emergency Animal Hospitals

When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services.

If You Cannot Care For Your Pet

Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply. The standard holding period for stray animals to be reclaimed does not apply to owner-surrendered pets, who may not be held long enough to be […]

Lost and Found Pets

Find tips on what to do if you find a lost pet or if you lose your pet.

Need a Pet Related Investigation?

Need a pet-related investigation? Thorndyke Investigations is a California-licensed and insured private investigator firm serving Orange and nearby counties.

Pet CPR/First-Aid Classes

A list of organizations that offer pet/animal first-aid and CPR training.

Poison Helplines

A list of 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related emergency.

SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART)

In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts.

What is an emergency?

A few “need-to-go-to-the-emergency-room-now” signs.

Wildlife Services

A list of organizations that help injured wildlife.