Advocacy Groups


(212) 876 – 7700
Provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach.


Humane Society of the U.S.
(866) 720-2676
Provides direct care, rescue and services for animals in crisis; passes and enforces local, state and federal laws to protect animals; helps corporations reform their animal welfare policies; produces anti-cruelty awareness campaigns and investigations.


Orange County SPCA
(714) 964-4445
No Empty Bowls pet food pantry offers low-income and homeless persons pet food at five locations, visit their website or call for details. Animal Relief Fun (ARF) provides assistant with emergency veterinary care and spay/neuter vouchers for uncomplicated spay/neuter for pet cats, dogs, and bunnies owned by low-income Orange County residents. OCCATS is a feral cat program issuing vouchers to pay for the spay and neuter of feral cats. Animal Safe House helps develop a plan to assist with boarding animals while domestic violence victims receive treatment.


Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA
(949) 262-5859
Offers financial assistance for veterinary care and spay/neuter to those residing in Central or South Orange County only. Assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis. Call for details. 25108 Marguerite Parkway, Ste. A-267, Mission Viejo.


(888) 772-2521
Programs and services including cruelty investigations, disaster animal response team, humane education and a variety of shelter services.