Orange County home page

Resources & Reports

Click the links below to move to the appropriate section within this page:

Monthly Reports for Animal Sheltering

Graphical Data for Animal Sheltering

Animal Control Field Statistics

Free-Roaming Cat Task Force Plan

County Ordinance

Other Ordinances

Tethering Ordinance

Additional Resources

 


 

Monthly Reports for Animal Sheltering

2015 Monthly Reports

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 - 2014

Annual Disposition Numbers: 2005 - 2014

Annual Placements: 2005 - 2014

Stray Dog & Cat Recoveries: 2005 - 2014

 


 

Animal Control Field Statistics

2015 Field Statistics

2014 Field Statistics

2013 Field Statistics

2012 Field Statistics

2011 Field Statistics

 


Free-Roaming Cat Task Force Plan

The Free-Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board, worked with Animal Services staff in 2014 and early 2015 to put together the attached plan and timetable for addressing free-roaming cats in Orange County in a humane and effective manner.

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Other Resources

State Organizations

National Organizations

Disaster Preparedness

Influenza in Pets and Other Animals

Quick Links

Animal Services Facebook pageVisit us on Facebook

 

 

Twitter logoCheck us out on Twitter for listings of stray pets received at the Animal Services Center or found by others.

 

The recommendations are in from the Free-Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board!  Read Managing Free-Roaming Cats in Orange County, North Carolina to find out more!

 

Check out the CDC's new webpage about Pets and Ebola for all the latest news!

Find out even more about Pets & Ebola from the American Veterinarian Medical Association.

 

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

SNAP-NC Surgery Day

Wednesday, April 1

The SNAP mobile unit will be performing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in the Animal Services Center parking lot on Wednesday, April 1st. Appointments must be made through snap in advance. To schedule an appointment or learn more about their services, visit them at http://www.snap-nc.org/ 

 

SNAP-NC Surgery Day

Tuesday, April 14

The SNAP mobile unit will be performing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in the Animal Services Center parking lot on Tuesday, April 14th. Appointments must be made through snap in advance. To schedule an appointment or learn more about their services, visit them at http://www.snap-nc.org/