Shelters & Rescues

If you are looking to adopt a pet, there are endless shelters and rescues you can contact. Please take a look at our Shelters page for a shelter near you.

If you are looking for a rescue group to adopt from, the internet is a good resource to search for rescues. Some rescues are specific to the species such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, reptiles and more. Other rescues are specific to a breed. There are other rescues that are specific to the size of pet such as small dog rescues. If you search on the internet for the species, breed or size pet you are looking for, you are sure to find your next furry family member. A good resource to look for rescues for adoption is www.petfinder.com.

What to Do if you Lost a Pet

When you discover that your pet is missing:

What to Do if you Find a Pet

Financial Aid Resources

Our Animal Rescue Fund has limited funds available to help low-income pet owners with vet bills. (Please see our Animal Relief Fund page for more information and an application for medical assistance.) It is possible for you to secure several contributions from these organizations. In most cases, no organization will cover 100% of the cost for your pet’s urgent care.

Printable version of this list of resources:
This printable list may not be as up-to-date as what is listed here on this page. http://www./ocspca.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Financial_Assistance_Programs.pdf

Helpful Resources for Financial Difficulties:
This website has many ideas for out-of-the-box ways to fund your pet’s care: http://www.thepetfund.com/for-pet-owners/financial-assistance

Care Credit – 0% Interest credit card to be used as payment for veterinary bills
Apply online here: www.carecredit.com
(800) 677-0718, Callers must be at least 21 years old. Press 1 for English, press 2 to apply for a line of credit, press 1 again stating you have received a copy of their credit card agreement, otherwise you will not be able to apply:
*It is best to ask for double the amount of what you think you will need to care for your pet.

Other Animal Welfare Organizations with Financial Assistance Programs

Please know that each organization has its own application process. Some require financial documents to verify financial hardship. Most groups do not reimburse/pledge if the veterinary care has already been provided. It is best to contact each group and find out what their process is exactly.

RUFF  – Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends
Leave a detailed message on their hotline. This is the only way to contact them.
(949) 580-1092

Animal Assistance League of Orange County
If case is urgent, send an email to aaloc@aaloc.org with the word “URGENT!” in the subject line. They will send you their application.
(714) 891-7387

Saddleback Valley Humane Society (for people residing in the 949 and 714 area codes only)
Leave a message on their hotline.
(949) 262-5859

The Ozzy Foundation

Voice for the Animals
Will make $50 pledge even after treatment has been performed as long as pet is still at the animal hospital. Call and leave a detailed message with where the pet is, and what treatment is needed. They do not pledge for diagnostics like x-rays or blood work. They will pledge for treatment and medications.
(310) 392-5153, ext. 1

Frosted Faces Foundation
For SENIOR PETS ONLY! MUST complete online application. Can not donate towards diagnostics like hospitalization, blood work, x-rays, or MRI. However, they are able to donate towards surgeries and other treatments and medications.
Call Kelly at (715) 574-6320, or info@frostedfacesfoundation.org

Save Our Strays
(714) 442-1446

The Mosby Foundation
FOR DOGS ONLY! They are not equipped to handle emergencies due to their application process. They can’t help with diagnostics and dentals, and they do not pay for surgery or treatment that has already been performed. Check out their financial aid program here: http://themosbyfoundation.org/apply-for-assistance/
If they have funds available, you must complete their pre-qualification app here: http://themosbyfoundation.org/apply-for-assistance/pre-qualification-app/
(540) 885-2260

Rose’s Fund
MUST COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION. Can make a donation for a pet or stray animal suffering from a life-threatening illness, injury, or condition. Can NOT help with dental care, spay/neuter, routine medical care, vaccinations, or cancer diagnosis or treatments.
(877) 505-4234
Funding guidelines and application: http://www.rosesfund.org/Application.html

Starfleet Canine Aid Foundation
For dogs only! MUST COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION. Can make a donation for an unforeseen medical illness or injury which requires treatment. Can NOT make a donation towards routine veterinary care (spay/neuter, vaccines, dentals) or diagnostics (x-ray, MRI).

Bow Wow Buddies Foundation
For dogs only! Applicants can apply for a grant up to $2,500 and up to 30 days AFTER a procedure has been done, as long as the bill has not been paid yet. Funds cover necessary medical treatments for certain conditions and emergency services. Not available for spay/neuter, dental work, preventative care, ongoing treatments or end of life care.

Actors & Others for Animals
MUST COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION. Read their guidelines here: http://www.actorsandothers.com/emergency_medical_assistance.html
If you qualify based on their guidelines, fill out their application here: http://www.actorsandothers.com/emergency_medical_assistance_app.php
(818) 752-6725

Harley’s Hope Foundation
MUST COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION. Read their guidelines here: https://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/applicationforservices.html
If you qualify based on their guidelines, fill out their application here: https://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/vetassistanceapplication.html
(719) 495-6083

Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Go online to read about their requirements and download and fax an application. Read their guidelines here: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/grant-application-faqs.html
If you qualify based on their guidelines, fill out their application here: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/grant-application.html

Red Rover aka United Animal Nations
MUST complete online application. Can donate to animals suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury. Can NOT donation towards diagnostics (x-rays, blood work, MRI), routine care (spay/neuter, vaccines), or chronic conditions (diabetes, cancer treatments). Eligibility guidelines and application here: http://redrover.org/relief/urgent-care-grants/
(916) 429-2457

STARelief and Pet Assistance
Can assist with expenses related to emergency medical care, emergency boarding, spay/neuter, routine medical care (vaccines, microchip, etc.), and end-of-life services.
(203) 636-0971

Angel Fund Grant Program
Financial help for sick or injured companion animals.
The Animal Hospital needs to be a member of the SCVMA. In order to check what vets are members, please click here and type in your zip code to do a search: http://www.scvma.org/find-a-vet/

Friends & Vets Helping Pets
(859) 309-2043

Brown Dog Foundation

Pets of the Homeless
Nation-wide animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of homeless people.
(775) 841-7463

The following is a list of Foundations, Animal Hospitals, or Services that may be able to provide free or low cost surgeries or other services:

Sam Simon Foundation
They perform a variety of FREE surgeries including amputations, ear & eye surgeries, hernias, mass removals, bite wound repair, bladder stone removal, and some exploratory surgeries.
It’s best to email them at clinic@samsimonfoundation.org.
(888) 364-7729

The Pet Care Center
They are a non-profit, full service animal hospital. They perform a variety of low cost services, including PARVO treatment, Pyometra, Orthopedic surgeries, amputations, etc. You do not need to live in a certain county or be low income to receive their assistance.
(323) 294-4030

Panorama Pet Hospital
Low-cost Orthopedic Surgeries (ACL, Cruciate Ligament Repair, Luxating Patella)
(818) 786-4300

The Amanda Foundation
Offers discounts to families in need for surgeries/procedures/treatments for their pets. Each call is taken on a case-by-case basis. Can perform most bone surgeries, but not joint surgeries (ACL, TPLO, FHO).
(310) 550-0101

Affordable Veterinary Referral Service (Helps find treatment needed for lowest price)
NOT FOR EMERGENCIES! Calls are returned within a few hours. This agency will refer you to a specific vet in O.C. and will negotiate with the hospital owner to get a lower price for you. This includes Cruciate Ligament Repair, Patella Luxation Surgery, Fracture Repairs, Dental Extractions, Growth/Tumor Removals, and much more!
(714) 206-4717

The following is a list of organizations that provide funding for specific health conditions or diagnoses:

The Pet Fund
For chronic health issues like cancer or heart disease. Not for emergency cases.

Frosted Faces Foundation
For SENIOR PETS ONLY! Must complete online application. Can help on a repeated basis for chronic issues like diabetes, heart condition, etc.
Call Kelly at (715) 574-6320, or info@frostedfacesfoundation.org

Magic Bullet Fund
Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment in dogs

Diabetic Cats In Need