Our History

A Legacy Of Community Support

OCSPCA began in 1984 as a small group of dedicated animal lovers in Orange County coming together to form an organization dedicated to helping Orange County residents and animals.  In 1987, we were granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA) was born.

In 2019, the organization changed its name to Orange County Animal Allies to reflect its unique position in the animal welfare space and to more accurately convey its mission and vision.

With a continued focus on how best to serve the residents and animals in Orange County, our organization has developed innovative programs that focus on keeping animals out of shelters, and potentially euthanasia. Today, OC Animal Allies provides solutions for spay and neuter, emergency financial support, education and other resources. Our programs bring hope to Orange County pet owners who often have nowhere else to turn for help.

OC Animal Allies is an independent, volunteer-driven, non-profit and is not affiliated with any other SPCA, including the ASPCA.  We do not receive any funding from government or other agency and our operations are entirely funded by the generosity of our individual and corporate donors.

Please visit our new website for current information and to

get help or donate: OC Animal Allies Website