Shelters & Rescue Organizations
The list below provides only a fraction of the organizations and agencies available as a resource for pet owners. This list is provided as a courtesy and is not meant to represent a comprehensive list of resources which are available to pet owners. The SCVVC does not necessarily endorse any of the agencies or organizations listed below.
Animal Shelters, Rescue, Pet Assistance Organizations
Lovebugs Rescue, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a foster based animal rescue located in Southern California whose goal is to work with local animal shelters that are overpopulated in an effort to significantly decrease the number of animals being needlessly euthanized. The organization’s hope is to help educate people on the seriousness of this issue and how easy it is to make a difference.
A directory of various animal rescue organizations.
Orange County Animal Care
Formerly known as the Orange County Animal Shelter, this facility provides care for abused, abandoned, and lost animals; assists with reunification between lost pets and their owners; provides adoptions; provides licensing; offers information on special spay and neuter programs; enforces laws concerning animal regulations including those relating to animal cruelty.
City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services
Los Angeles area shelters provide care for abused, abandoned, and lost animals; assist with reunification between lost pets and their owners; provide adoptions; provide licensing; offer information on special spay and neuter programs; enforce laws concerning animal regulations including those relating to animal cruelty.
Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control
Provides licensing, adoption, and other services, assistance, and information for pet owners.
City of Long Beach Animal Care Services
Provides licensing, adoption services, and other services, assistance, and information for pet owners.
Jason Debus Heigl Foundation
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded in 2008, by Nancy and Katherine Heigl. The Heigl’s desire to end cruelty and abuse inspired them to create an organization dedicated to animal welfare that would celebrate the compassion, kindness and memory of a beloved son and brother.
PawBoost seeks to reunite more lost pets with their families by creating effective, easy-to-use tools for the pet owners that need them.