Promoting Compassion, Rescuing Animals, Protecting Habitat, Stopping Cruelty
APRL-OC

Animal Protection & Rescue League

COVID-19 status For the health and safety of volunteers and the community, all public events have been canceled in the coming weeks. 

Animal Protection & Rescue League Orange County Chapter

(APRL-OC) is devoted to ending animal cruelty and suffering through education, outreach, rescue, habitat protection, direct action, and personal change.  We encourage people and organizations to rethink the use of animals for food, clothing, and entertainment.

APRL works to expose animal cruelty, educates the public on issues through outreach campaigns, and protests. We work with policymakers to implement change. We have gained the attention of international media, influenced legislation, rescued abused animals, influenced cities to adopt humane solutions to wildlife management, and created a network of grassroots outreach volunteers.


We’ve launched campaigns to oppose fur, rodeos, foie gras, animal circuses, elephant rides, puppy mills, and other cruel practices. We advocate a plant-based diet, and our potlucks and other dining events feature vegan menus.


APRL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The OC Chapter is staffed entirely by volunteers. We rely on donations to fund our mission of helping animals.


Join us for outreach, beach cleanup, rescue, protests, presentations, festivals, fairs, workshops, and online events.