Lost and Found Pets
If you have lost or found a pet, please contact the Animal Services Center as soon as possible. We strongly encourage you to search our on-line database frequently, as new animals are added there throughout the day.
Animal Services holds stray animals for a 5-day period in which we are open to the public for at least 3 of those days. Please contact us immediately at 919-942-PETS (7387) if your pet is lost or if you have found a pet.
If you have found a pet, it is a legal requirement to report it right away so that an owner has the highest liklihood possible to find it. Your report may be the only reason someone finds a lost pet.
Please refer to the following sections for easy navigation:
Individuals who have lost a pet should follow the 3 steps below to effectively search for and report their pet as lost. If your lost pet does not show up on the lists of animals currently at the shelter or found in the community, please fill out the form below those sections to report it as lost.
Viewing lost pets that are currently at the Animal Services Center
Please click the links below to see animals that are currently housed at the Animal Services Center and do not have a known owner. They may have been brought in by the public or by one of our Animal Control Officers.
Viewing lost pets found by others
Sometimes, people from the community find pets and hold them at their homes instead of bringing them into the Animal Services Center. We attempt to help connect those people and people missing pets in Orange County and nearby areas. If you believe one of these animals is your lost pet, please contact Animal Services immediately so that we can help get you in touch with the other party.
Reporting a lost pet
If you have lost an animal in Orange County and do not see it pictured or listed on one of the links above, please fill out the appropriate form below so that we have a report of the animal in question and can attempt to match it with animals either in the shelter or in someone else's care. Please include photos if possible (horizontal photos preferred). If you cannot fill out this form online, you can call or visit the Animal Services Center to report the animal.
Individuals who have found a pet should follow the 2 steps below to effectively report the pet as found. If the pet you have found does not show up on the list of animals reported as lost, please fill out the form below that section to report it as found.
Viewing pets reported as lost by others
Please click on the links below to view lists of pets reported as recently lost by community members but not currently housed at the shelter.
Reporting a found pet
If you have found an animal in Orange County, it is a legal requirement in Orange County that you report it within 72 hours. Please fill out the appropriate form below so that a potential owner may find him or her. Please include photos if possible (horizontal photos preferred).
To see listings of all animals in our facility (including those not currently available for adoption and those surrendered by owners), please click here.
Home for the Holidays!!
Holiday season has arrived and with it comes lots of Animal Services events and specials.
This year, check out the photography exhibit featuring shelter pets of years past. It's available at the main branch of the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough from November 11 - January 11th!!
More H4H event details below!!
Holiday Schedule- Animal Services will be closed on the following dates for holidays:
Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Thursday, December 26
Wednesday, January 1
The Free Roaming Cat Task Force (a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board) will hold its first meeting Wednesday, December 11 at 6:45 p.m.
Refer to our About Us Page for more info on found animals and animal-related emergencies after hours.
Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page
We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device. Click HERE to use it!
Check out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!
Home for the Holidays!
November 11 - January 11
Reduced adoption fees on all dogs and cats for the holiday season, as well as many other events (detailed below).
*Dogs and puppies $60
*Cats and kittens $50
Canned Pet Food Drive
November 11 - December 21
We will once again be collecting cans of dog and cat food for pet owners in need this holiday season. Donated cans should be brought to the Animal Services Center during regular operating hours. 4 or more donated cans earns a voucher for our Pictures with Santa event on Dec 21st! Donations will be delivered to those in need by OCIM and Meals on Wheels.
Saturday, December 7
Adoptable dogs will be representing Animal Services in the Hillsborough Parade! Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Churton Street!
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Parade
Saturday, December 14
Adoptable dogs will be representing Animal Services in the Chapel Hill Carrboro Parade! Parade starts at 10 a.m. on East Franklin Street!
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Friday, December 20
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, December 20th. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/
Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 21, 12-4 pm, Animal Services Center
Pictures with Santa will take place on Saturday, Dec 21 at the Animal Services Center. Cost is 4 or more cans of donated food to our Canned Pet Food Drive. Donations can be brought ahead of time for a voucher or the day of the event!
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Friday, January 3rd
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, January 3rd. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Friday, January 17th
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Friday, January 17th. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/