To ensure that an animal is returned to its rightful owner, you may be asked to provide vaccination history or a photograph of your pet. You will be asked to verify the city and major cross streets where your pet was lost; and the date you last saw your pet. You will also need to bring a valid driver’s license or California ID card and must be 18 years of age or have a parent present to redeem your pet. Animals will not be released to a minor.
To encourage sterilization as a means to control pet overpopulation, OC Animal Care has instituted state-mandated fines for impounded unaltered dogs. To avoid the fines, proof of sterilization (verified by a licensed veterinarian via a certificate of sterility) must be provided prior to redemption. These fines are not in lieu of other fees charged. The impound fees/fines can be found below.
For your convenience OC Animal Care accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Debit Cards.
Pet Redemption Fees
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