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About Us

Orange County's Animal Services Center is an open-door facility and operates both intake and adoption services. We are open to the public 6 days a week at our Animal Services Center, located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill.   

Animal Services has animals available for adoption, and also partners with area rescue organizations to place as many animals as possible with loving homes.  We provide Animal Control services to the unincorporated portion of Orange County and Hillsborough and are clyderesponsible for enforcing State and County laws that apply to animals (including cruelty laws, nuisance animals and dangerous wildlife).  We also manage licensing and offer low-cost rabies clinics, spay/neuter programs and other services.

 

Animal Services Center Hours*

  • Monday: Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Noon - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

*Pet visitations end 30 minutes prior to closing daily.

 

Animal Control Field Service Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • For Animal Control emergencies after hours, please call 911 to be connected to our on-call Animal Control Officer.

Other Hours

For hours during inclement weather, visit the Orange County Inclement Weather Page.

For holiday hours, please visit the Orange County Holiday Page.

 


 

Animal Services Mission

The Animal Services Department

strives to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole.  Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

 

 

Quick Links

 

Animal Services Facebook pageVisit us on Facebook

 

Find out what's happening with the Free Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board.

Find out all you need to know about Rabies in Orange County and beyond on our Rabies Page.

Orange County Giving Fund

Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page

 

mobile web page

We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device.  Click HERE to use it!

animal cam

 

Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!

 


 

Upcoming Events

Livestock Rabies Meeting

Thursday, July 29th

The Orange County Animal Services Department is inviting livestock and equine owners to attend a Rabies Informational Meeting on Tuesday, July 29, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Schley Grange Hall in Hillsborough.  The featured speaker will be Dr. Carol Woodlief, DVM, Regional Veterinarian for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Free and open to the public!

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Date

Friday, August 1st

SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, August 1st.  To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/

 

Spay/Neuter day

Wednesday, August 20th

We are partnering with SNAP-NC to offer free spay/neuter surgeries to the pets of qualifying Orange County residents on August 20th.  Households that receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or who qualify by their combined income may participate.  To see if you qualify, call 919-942-7387 extension 223 or 224.  Must register by August 8th!

 

2 For 1 Cat Special

April - October

Adopt 2 cats together and get the second for only $50 every year from April through October. Much research shows the advantages of adopting cats in pairs. See the perks yourself by taking advantage of our special today!!