Every year, thousands of kittens become separated from their mothers or are born into life threatening environments. Last year, Orange County Animal Services took in over 3,500 kittens. Many of which would have been humanely euthanized if not for the dedicated efforts of volunteers and fosters.
Unfortunately, it's not enough. Over 1,000 did not survive. Kittens less than eight weeks old are at extremely high risk in shelters, where disease can spread quickly and affect these vulnerable animals heavily and often fatally.
Due to this high risk, Orange County Animal Services has implemented the "Wait 'Til 8" Program, to empower citizens in the community to help give at risk kittens a chance to thrive. Through this program we provide the resources to care for the orphaned cats until they are safe enough to survive in a shelter and become a potential adoption candidiate to find their new loving home.
You can be the hero that ensures we have the capacity to care for all the kittens in Orange County!
Thank you for taking the time to review this information. Please speak with intake staff or an officer to continue with the impoundment process.
Unfortunately Orange County Animal Services is only able to assist with animals found within the county. However we want to help direct you to the agency that can best assist.
You should receive an email shortly with information on how to find a neighboring county agencies or rescue who may be able to help further.