Photos courtesy of Susan Brown Matsumoto Photography: www.susanbrownmatsumotophotography.com

Our Role in San Juan Capistrano and South OC

Three tiny kittens lost, hungry, and alone outside, searching in vain for their mother. A friendly Siamese abandoned outside what he called home, deserted when his owner moved. A handsome Husky left for hours in the backyard, with no one to play with, or pet him, his family inside, no longer wanting this large dog, once an adored small puppy. A faithful terrier, a loyal friend for so many years, now growing old, with failing sight and mounting medical bills.

Cats and dogs who have lived with the same owner all their lives, suddenly losing them due to illness, or death, now confused, scared, and trembling at the changes, needing a new home, but being passed over because they seem to have given up when they just need someone to open their home and their hearts!

A shaking Chi left in a garbage bag in a dumpster in a San Juan park, a mother cat and newborn kittens in a locked carrier left in a parking lot on a hot day.

Dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, ages and personalities brought into the Orange County shelter from San Juan, now susceptible to kennel cough, URI, terrified by the noises and smells.

These are the San Juan pets The Ark saves.

The Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to saving the pets in, and around, our community. Through Owner Relinquishes, acceptance of true strays, and pulls from the county shelter, our organization rescues and provides medical care, food, shelter, training and tender care for these abandoned or unwanted pets until a loving forever home is found.