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Resources & Reports

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Monthly Reports for Animal Sheltering

Graphical Data for Animal Sheltering

Animal Control Field Statistics

Tethering Ordinance

County Ordinance

Other Ordinances

Additional Resources

 


 

Monthly Reports for Animal Sheltering

2014 Monthly Reports

2013 Monthly Reports

2012 Monthly Reports

2011 Monthly Reports

2010 Monthly Reports

2009 Monthly Reports

2008 Monthly Reports

2007 Monthly Reports

2006 Monthly Reports

2005 Monthly Reports

 


 

Graphical Data for Animal Sheltering

Annual Intake Numbers: 2005 - 2013

Annual Disposition Numbers: 2005 - 2013

Annual Placements: 2005 - 2013

Stray Dog & Cat Recoveries: 2005 - 2013

 


 

Animal Control Field Statistics

2014 Field Statistics

2013 Field Statistics

2012 Field Statistics

2011 Field Statistics


 

Tethering Ordinance

Effective November 19th, 2009, Orange County's Animal Ordinance will restrict the tethering of dogs to a maximum of 3 hours within a 24-hour period.  The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the amendment, along with a year of outreach and a number of specific exceptions, in November of 2008. 

Frequently Asked Questions (Click HERE for Spanish Version)

Summary

Exceptions

Jurisdictions

Resources

Background

Supporting Documents

Please find below the ordinance amendment itself and supporting documents related to the amendment. 

Tethering Amendment (Effective November 19th, 2009)

Animal Services Standard Operating Guidelines

Tethering

Tethering Enforcement and Addendum

Tethering Progress Reports

June 2009

December 2009

May 2010

Tethering Committee's Full Report and Recommendations

 

The Town of Chapel Hill has enacted its own set of tethering restrictions, effective March 23, 2010.  

Tethering Enforcement in Chapel Hill

 


 

County Ordinance

The link below provides access to the Animal Control sections of the Code of Ordinances of Orange County.  It is not intended to serve as the official County Code for Orange County and may not include recent amendments to the County Code.  Current information is available from records in the County Clerk’s office in the official minutes of the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

Animal Control Ordinance

 

Other Ordinances

Orange County's Animal Control ordinance applies only to the unincorporated parts of the County and Hillsborough (which chooses to adopt the County's ordinance).  The Townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Mebane have their own animal ordinances (as listed below).

Township Ordinances

See Chapter 4 of the Chapel Hill Town Code.

See Chapter 10 of the Carrboro Town Code.

Hillsborough Animal Code

 


 

Other Resources

State Organizations

National Organizations

Disaster Preparedness

Influenza in Pets and Other Animals

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!!