Placement Partner Resources
It’s easy! If you are a 501(c)(3) rescue group and are interested in becoming an OCAS Placement Partner, forward a completed Placement Partner Profile, Agreement and a copy of your organization’s 501c3 to Animal Services:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By fax: 919-918-2393
- By mail to Orange County Animal Services, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
- WORKING WITH US
- Disease Prevention & Control
- Guidance & Regulations
- No Cost Medical Services
- Sterilization & Microchips
Click on each section below for more information!
When a Placement Partner chooses to work with OCAS, we want to ensure that the partnership is one that lasts and that there are no surprises. Therefore, we partner under a specialized set of guidelines that have been developed to specifically address the needs and expectations of both OCAS and our Partner Organizations. We also ensure that every dog or cat a Partner Organizations receives comes with a full medical record, temperament record and memorandum of any special circumstances or additional treatments it may need in the future.
Orange County Animal Services aims to provide a mutually beneficial program to all of our Placement Partners. We achieve this through our strict standards of care and by working with our partner organizations to place as many sound animals as possible. We strive to make it easier for our placement partners to continue to offer their services to the people and animals of Orange County and beyond.
Disease prevention is one of our most serious concerns at OCAS. All animals that enter our Shelter Division are given a medical examination upon intake to screen for disease. Additionally, animals are given standard vaccinations and tested for major medical problems, such as Feline Leukemia, FIV and Heartworm disease, as appropriate for age and species.
Domestic companion animals must be moved to the state of destination in accordance with that state's laws. If you are taking a dog, cat or ferret from North Carolina to another state for any reason, you must comply with all importation requirements set forth by the state of destination, which often vary from state-to-state. View more information on these important requirements (PDF).
All cats and dogs receive the following standard services at no cost to Placement Partner Organizations:
- Bordatella vaccination (dogs and puppies three weeks and older)
- DHPP vaccination (dogs and puppies six weeks and older)
- Felv/FIV test (felv only for cats younger than six months)
- Flea/Tick Treatment
- FVRCP vaccination (cats and kittens six weeks and older)
- Heartworm preventative
- Heartworm test (antigen test; dogs six months and older)
- Physical exam
- Rabies vaccination (if older than three months of age)
In addition to these standard services, all animals are given a basic evaluation to screen for aggression, and most dogs are given a more in-depth behavioral evaluation during their stay with us.
We offer discounted sterilization performed by licensed and experienced veterinarians. We are also able to provide microchip implantation to cats or dogs before they are transferred to a rescue organization. These optional services offer huge savings and convenience for our partnering organizations, and are available for the following rates:
- Microchipping - $35
- Neuters (dogs and cats!) - $30
- Spays (dogs and cats!) - $60