Any amount you can donate will help us save
lives. All donations are 100% tax deductible &
receipts are available upon request. Every
donation brings us closer to achieving our goals
of eliminating the euthanasia and/or mistreatment
of healthy, adoptable animals.
You Know What You’re Getting (especially if you adopt an adult)
There are a lot of things to consider when you’re deciding what kind of personality your new family member should have. When you adopt an adult cat from a pet rescue, humane society or animal shelter instead of buying a kitten at a breeder or a pet store, what you see is what you get. Their personality is already developed, and you’ll be able to spot the characteristics you’re looking for much more easily than with a kitten.
Our volunteers will help you assess the personality of each cat for adoption and carefully match you up with the right one for your lifestyle. With a kitten, there is a lot more guesswork involved. Sure, you can train your kitten on certain behaviors, but other traits (like activity level) seem to be inherent in each individual. Want to adopt a cat who will instantly fit in with your family? That’s easy when you adopt an adult from us!
Declawing Cats (more than just a manicure)
People choose to declaw their cats for a number reasons: Some are frustrated with shredded drapes or furniture, some are worried about being scratched, and others simply feel that a declwed cat is easier to live with. In many cases, cats are declawed preemptively, as a part of a spay/neuter package offered by veterinarians, even before claw-related problems occur.
Too often people believe that declawing is a simple surgery that removes a cat’s nails, the equivalent of a person having her fingernails trimmed. Sadly, this is far from the truth. Declawing traditionally involves the amputation of the last bone of each toe and, if performed on a human being, it would be comparable to cutting off each finger at the last knuckle.
Declawing can leave cats with a painful healing process, long-term issues, and numerous behavior problems. This is espcially unfortunate because declawing is an owner-elected procedure and unnecessary for the vast majority of cats. In some cities declawing is illegal!
Caring for Your Cat (the top eight essentials)
1. Outfit your cat with a collar and ID tag that includes your name, address and phone number.
2. Keep your cat indoors.
3. Take your cat to the veterinarian for regular check-ups.
4. Give your cat a nutritionally balanced diet, including constant access to fresh water.
5. Train your cat to refrain from undesirable behaviors such as scratching furniture and jumping on countertops.
6. Groom your cat often to keep it’s coat healthy, soft and shiny. Keep your cat’s claws trimmed.
7. Set aside time to play with your cat.
8. Be loyal and patient with your cat.
We treasure the trust that our voiceless friends have placed in us and, together, we will walk with them, hand in paw, to a happier tomorrow.
O.C. Animal League is dedicated to ending animal neglect, cruelty and the pet overpopulation crisis.
Unwanted animals brought to our facility and that are in our control will be taken to a licensed veterinarian hospital.
There, they will receive a full physical exam along with the necessary vaccines. They will also be spayed/neutered and groomed (if necessary).
Upon return to our facility, our new friends will be cared for until they can be adopted out to good homes that can provide loving care on a continuous basis for the benefit of the new owner and the pet.
Through community involvement, education, aggressive spaying and neutering programs, we are trying to educate citizens about the work we perform in the community.
We are also trying to change the attitudes that companion animals are disposable and look forward to a day when euthanasia is no longer used as a means to control animal overpopulation and it is only used to end animal suffering.
Our goal is to make sure that the pet you select for adoption will provide you with many years of happiness. As this is a mutual relationship, we will make sure you have the most up-to-date information on your pet and ask that you provide the same. An individual desiring to adopt will be requested to complete our Adoption Application. We will then review the applicant’s information and check the references to determine if he/she is qualified to adopt.
To adopt a pet please come to PETSMART, 17940 Newhope Street (at Talbert)
Fountain Valley, CA (Costco center).