Volunteers make a difference! We rely on the hard work, love and commitment of our volunteers in all of our programs. To help, you may:
- email or call Sarah Fallin at 919-942-PETS (7387)
- print a volunteer application
- print a foster application
Read about our wonderful volunteers in this guest column, written as a part of Volunteer Appreciation Week!
- Kennel Assistants
- Dog Walkers
- Cat Socializers
- Information Guides
- Special Events
- Foster Care
- Clerical Assistance
- Speakers Bureau
Volunteer Age Guidelines
- Age 16 and older: volunteer with no special supervision
- Age 13 - 15 : volunteer with parent supervision
Volunteers may come to the Animal Services Center to volunteeer during the following hours:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 – 6:00
- Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 – 7:30
- Saturday: 8:30 – 5:00
There are two volunteer orientations scheduled each month and each one lasts about 90 minutes. All volunteers are required to attend orientation. Please pre-register for the orientation of your choice by emailing Sarah Fallin, Program Coordinator or calling 919-942-PETS (7387).
Volunteer training is scheduled every month. All vounteers are required to attend training. You must pre-register for training at orientation.
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.
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!
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/
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!!