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*
The Animal Services Center will be closed Wednesday, April 1st for staff training. And also closed Friday, April 3rd for Good Friday. The after-hours animal drop will be open and available for healthy and friendly animals on both days. For animal emergencies, please call 9-1-1 to be connected to the on-call Animal Control Officer.
- 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.
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.
The recommendations are in from the Free-Roaming Cat Task Force, a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board! Read Managing Free-Roaming Cats in Orange County, North Carolina to find out more!
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 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!
SNAP-NC Surgery Day
Wednesday, April 1
The SNAP mobile unit will be performing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in the Animal Services Center parking lot on Wednesday, April 1st. Appointments must be made through snap in advance. To schedule an appointment or learn more about their services, visit them at http://www.snap-nc.org/
SNAP-NC Surgery Day
Tuesday, April 14
The SNAP mobile unit will be performing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in the Animal Services Center parking lot on Tuesday, April 14th. Appointments must be made through snap in advance. To schedule an appointment or learn more about their services, visit them at http://www.snap-nc.org/