Field Services provides service to seventeen (17) contract cities and the unincorporated areas of Orange County. Animal Control Officers comply with State and County mandates and serve the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Provides public health protection against communicable animal diseases, including rabies control
- Ensures the safety and well being of animals in our community
- Enforces local, State and Federal laws, including leash and nuisance laws
- Transports injured animals for emergency treatment
- Provides humane euthanasia of seriously injured animals
- Educates the public on responsible pet ownership
- Protects the public from aggressive and suspected rabid animals
- Works collaboratively with other shelters, agencies and local law enforcement
- Impounds stray or injured animals
- Conducts cruelty investigations
- Quarantines animals involved in bites
- Issues dog licenses
- Issues voluntary cat licensing
- Hours of operation:8:00am-5:00pm daily 714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160 5:00pm-8:00am nightly 714-935-7158
OC Animal Care strongly recommends that cat owners vaccinate for rabies and license their pets. Lost pets can be reunited with their owners when they come into OCAC wearing a license tag and/or are implanted with an identification microchip. Only 2% of the cats impounded are returned to their owners due to the lack of identification.
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Operations is responsible for:
- Processing barking dog complaints under section 4-1-48 of the Orange County Codified Ordinance.
- Advising owners of barking dogs on how to resolve the barking nuisance.
- Serving as liaison for OC Animal Care to our 17 contract cities and the unincorporated areas of the county.
- Maintaining and processing founded animal cruelty cases by Animal Control Officers.
- Providing public assistance with problem animals and unusual incidents.
- Researching incidents for Potentially Dangerous or Vicious Dog Investigations under Section 4-1-23 of the Orange County Codified Ordinance.
- Hours of operation 7:30am to 3:30pm M-F 714-796-6460 714-935-7699 FAX
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Field Services Helps...
Protect your healthRabies is a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including humans. Rabies is spread by saliva from infected animals, usually by a bite or scratch. Rabies is 100% fatal once the symptoms appear. The most effective means to assure the control of rabies is to have every dog and cat vaccinated.
Protect your propertyAnimals allowed to roam at-large may create a public nuisance by destroying property and causing injuries to themselves and others, all of which may result in a civil action/lawsuit against the owner.
Unwanted petsSpaying or neutering your pet(s) guarantees that you have done your part to reduce the pet population explosion and demonstrates your commitment to your animal's welfare. Unwanted pets are a serious problem. You can make a difference.
Protect wildlifeWild or exotic animals generally do not make good pets. These animals may pose a danger if they are not properly housed. You also run the risk of being in violation of federal, state and local regulations that prohibit the housing of these animals. Contact OC Animal Care for a list of local regulations.
Lost animalsIf your pet becomes lost, please visit OC Animal Care personally to look for you pet. If your pet is wearing identification, a license tag and/or is implanted with an identification microchip at the time of impoundment, every effort will be made to notify you by telephone and mail. Retention periods are seven (7) days for licensed identified animals and three (3) days for unlicensed and unidentified animals.
Animal problemsFor any animal problem call OC Animal Care at (714) 935-6848. If we cannot assist you, our staff will direct you to the proper agency.
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Do Your Part...
License your dogEvery dog four (4) months of age and older is required by law (OCCO 4-1-70) to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. See Pet Licensing for more information.
Adopt from a shelterOC Animal Care has many loveable dogs, cats, rabbits and other exotic animals available for adoption each day. In addition, through members of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, a free veterinary examination is offered for all adopted dogs and cats.
Vaccinate your animals against rabiesLow Cost Rabies Clinics are held at the Care Center. The cost is $7.00 per rabies vaccination, and other vaccinations are available at a reduced rate. For information on dates and times, call (714) 935-6848.
Spay and neuter your petsFor low cost Spay & Neuter information, call the Animal Assistance League at (714) 891-PETS.
Obedience trainingTeach your pet to be obedient and well behaved. Train your dog to walk obediently on a leash at your side, and teach him/her the basic commands: HEEL, SIT, and STAY. Teach your dog to be respectful of strangers and other animals. Teach him/her to stay quietly in your yard.
Click here to view some Orange County pet related laws.
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