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*
- 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.
Check out the CDC's new webpage about Pets and Ebola for all the latest news!
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!
Dog Adoption Month
All dogs and puppies are available for only $60 for the entire month of October!!
Spay Neuter Day
Sign up by October 28th! Free Spay/Neuter for pets of qualifying Orange County residents. Contact Sarah to find out if you qualify at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 919-942-7387 ext. 224.
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!!
Microchip and Rabies Clinic
November 13, 3-5 p.m.
Animal Services Center (1601 Eubanks Rd. Chapel Hill)
1-year rabies vaccinations for $10. Microchips for $25. See full requirements on our Rabies page.