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Our Mission

Animal Donation Advocate, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Orange County, California. It was founded by business owner and animal advocate Joseph Fleishon who serves as the organization’s volunteer president, chief financial officer and chairman of the board of directors. Initially setup in March of 2008 as AAD Animal Rescue, Inc., the name was changed to Animal Donation Advocate as the organization couldn’t manage the influx of animals left at its doorstep as a result of the economic downturn. Animal Donation Advocate is supported by individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of animals – both wanted and unwanted – and the families who love them. The sad truth is veterinarians see responsible pet owners every day who simply do not have the financial resources to pay for the medical needs of their pets.

Adoption Policy

Once the adopter is interested in one of our dogs/cats, he/she must fill out a form with some important information such as his/her profession, details of his/her home (that are important for the pet, for example, if the property is fenced), the hours the pet would be alone, if everyone in the home is aware and in agreement with the adoption, and so on. There are many important details, so we read each application carefully. Once we approve the candidate, we need to speak by phone or email to resolve any questions and schedule a meeting with the pets. All meetings are in neutral environments such as parks, respecting the privacy of the adopters. Once the meeting is over, the adopter decides whether to keep the pet and signs a Pet Adoption Agreement. We provide the adopter with proof of vaccinations, sterilizations and de-parasitization, and we will be available for any possible issues that may arise. Two weeks (on average) after the adoption we send a follow-up email.

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