About Us


Founded in 2001, Orange County Animal Rescue Coalition (OCARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which functions exclusively for charitable purposes. OCARC is 100% volunteer driven and organized specifically to promote humane treatment and quality of life for all animals, rescue animals in need, reduce overpopulation, and provide adoption services.

OCARC is deeply committed to ending the pet overpopulation crisis. We aim to forever end the vast disparity between homeless cats and adoptive homes. We spay and neuter every single cat we put up for adoption – and always will.

A few more things about us…

  • We rescue exclusively from overcrowded, high-kill shelters. We are unable to take in owner surrendered animals or found strays.
  • We are application-based, meaning we require a completed application from all potential adopters. Our first responsibility is ensuring a permanent, lifelong match for our rescued cats and kittens.
  • We rely entirely on donations from the public. The required adoption donation for each of our rescued cats and kittens only covers a portion of the costs our organization incurs for medical expenses and supplies. We host various fundraisers throughout the year to raise additional funds. We are also thankful to PetSmart for providing food and litter for our cats and kittens residing in the store adoption center.
  • We are forever grateful to our dedicated and selfless group of volunteers. They keep our group running and give so much time, love, and energy to the cats and kittens we rescue.