Orange County's Animal Services Center is an open-door facility and operates both intake and adoption services. We are open to the public 6 days a week at our Animal Services Center, located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill.
Animal Services has animals available for adoption, and also partners with area rescue organizations to place as many animals as possible with loving homes. We provide Animal Control services to the unincorporated portion of Orange County and Hillsborough and are responsible for enforcing State and County laws that apply to animals (including cruelty laws, nuisance animals and dangerous wildlife). We also manage licensing and offer low-cost rabies clinics, spay/neuter programs and other services.
Animal Services Center Hours*
Orange County Animal Services will be closed Friday, April 18th for Good Friday. For animal-related emergencies, please call 9-1-1 to be connected to the on-call Animal Control Officer. Our after-hours drop box will remain open and checked daily.
- Monday: Noon - 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: Noon - 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Noon - 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Noon - 7:30 p.m.
- Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
- Sunday: CLOSED
*Pet visitations end 30 minutes prior to closing daily.
Animal Control Field Service Hours
- Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- For Animal Control emergencies after hours, please call 911 to be connected to our on-call Animal Control Officer.
For hours during inclement weather, visit the Orange County Inclement Weather Page.
For holiday hours, please visit the Orange County Holiday Page.
Animal Services Mission
The Animal Services Department
strives to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.
Orange County Animal Services will be closed Friday, April 18th for Good Friday. Refer to our About Us Page for more info on found animals and animal-related emergencies after hours.
Find out what's happening with the Free Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board.
Learn more about Coyote education & early prevention at our Coyote 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!
Spring Adoption Specials!
April 1 -30
All Dogs $60 and all Cats $50 for the entire month of April!
SNAP-NC Surgery Date
Thursday, April 17th
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Thursday, April 17th. 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
Thursday, April 24th
SNAP-NC will be in the parking lot of the Animal Services Center for their regular schedule surgeries on Thursday, April 24th. To make an appointment with SNAP or to see other dates and locations, visit them online at http://www.snap-nc.org/