Animal Services, with assistance from the Department of Social Services (DSS), has partnered with AnimalKind’s “The $20 Fix” program to offer low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of qualifying households in Orange County.
It is the hope of Animal Services and Orange County that this program will increase the number of pets that are spayed and neutered in the County, and in turn help eliminate the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation we face as a community.
If you are a DSS client, you may qualify for a no-cost spay/neuter surgery for your pet! To find out, call Sarah Fallin, Animal Services Program Coordinator, at 919-942-PETS (7387). Qualification requirements for low-cost spay/neuter can be found here.
Other Orange County Citizens that do not qualify for a no-cost spay/neuter, but do meet the income requirements for AnimalKind, may qualify for a spay/neuter surgery for their pet for $20. To find out if your household qualifies, visit www.animalkind.org or call 919-870-1660.
Local Spay/Neuter Resources
- SNAP-NC - Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina offers low-cost spay/neuter services throughout the triangle and beyond. On select days, it offers pre-arranged spays and neuters for cats and dogs at the Animal Services Center! Check out their schedule to see when!
- Check out this link from AnimalKind to find a low-cost spay/neuter clinic near you!
Other resources include:
- Wake County SPCA - Offers low cost spay/neuter services to the general public for cats and dogs!
- Carolina Mobile Spay/Neuter - spay and neuter assistance
- Friends of Animals - spay and neuter assistance
- Nicks Road Veterinary Clinic - spay and neuter assistance
- Operation Cat Nip at NC State Veterinary School spay and neuter assistance for feral and stray cats
- Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina - spay and neuter assistance
- Animal Kind - spay and neuter assistance
- Pittsboro Animal Hospital - provides low cost spay days 1 week a month by appointment only
Managing Pet Overpopulation
Animal Services Staff and the Animal Services Advisory Board have worked together to develop a strategic plan for managing pet overpopulation in Orange County. Click here to read Managing Pet Overpopulation: A Strategic Plan for Orange County, North Carolina.
The intent of this plan is to support and promote targeted sterilization in order to reduce the number of animals that must be sheltered; control and manage the costs of animal services; and reduce the use of euthanasia as a means of population control. For updates about these efforts, see the spay/neuter progress reports below.
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/