Our Story

In 1984 a small group of dedicated animal lovers in Orange County got together with the purpose of forming an organization dedicated to helping animals and preventing animal cruelty.

Girl and DogThey applied for, and in 1987 they officially received their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA) was born. Over the years our organization has grown and evolved, always focusing on how we could help the most number of animals possible. While some groups run shelters we decided to form a program based organization whose primary focus became to help reduce the number of animals killed in our shelters every year through spaying and neutering and through keeping the pets in their homes.


Mission Statement

The mission of the OCSPCA is to embrace the humane treatment of animals through:

  • Education of the public
  • Spaying & Neutering to prevent pet overpopulation
  • Financial assistance (to relieve animal suffering)
  • Promotion of the animal/human bond through Pet Assisted Therapy
  • Provide community resources & guidance
Kind Kids Program

Did You Know

The Orange County SPCA is not affiliated with any other SPCA or national organization. We are a small local group dedicated to serving the residents of Orange County, California.  There is no national SPCA, parent or sister chapters; each group is a separate entity.  Many people confuse local SPCA’s such as ourselves with nationally recognized groups that market and advertise on TV like the New York based ASPCA. When you donate to the ASPCA the money funds their programs, not ours.  While the ASPCA does incredible work the animals in our local community – our neighbors right here in Orange County need your support.

Keep your donations  local and see the impact in your community by giving to an Orange County charity.

We do not receive any government funding.  All of our good work is completely dependent on the financial support from our community of donors. Please donate now!