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 even more about Pets & Ebola from the American Veterinarian Medical Association.
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!
Home for the Holidays!
November 1 - January 3
All dogs and puppies are available for only $60; all cats and kittens available for ony $50!
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Join Animal Services and many other great organizations and groups for the annual Hillsborough Parade!
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Parade
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Join Animal Services and many other great organizations and groups for the annual Chapel Hill/Carrboro Parade!
Canned Pet Food Drive
December 1 - 20
Bring cans of cat or dog food to the Animal Services Center to help families in need feed their pets this holiday season. Four or more cans gets you a free Picture with Santa at our Pics with Santa event!