Animal Services

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The Animal Services Department is responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Orange County.  

Its mission is 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.

KaleaWhat's New!?!

We now have a Mobile Page, designed to help you view our site on your mobile device.  Click HERE to use it! Visit us on Facebook to find more events and adoptable animals! 

Want to help pets but can't adopt? Sponsor the adoption fee of any adoptable animal!  Contact us to find out how!

We now have Spay/Neuter Shirts available for $15 at the Adoption Desk.  These cute shirts are available in blue or tan and in sizes S, M, L & XL.  See photo Caption says: "Cuz his tail isn't the only tail he's Chasin' - Spay / Neuter Your Pet"

Our AnimalCam is up and running!!  Watch our featured pet room live 24 hours a day! 

Web Licensing is now available for all Annual Pet License renewals and new registrations.  Visit our licensing page to license your pet online!

Donations - We can now accept donations online!  Make a secure donation in a number of areas of care by visiting the Community Giving Fund page.

We also have direct orders available for some of our most needed supply items! See our donation page for a listing of those!


facebooksquare small Visit us on Facebook for adoptable pets and events, and follow us on Twitter for listings of stray pets received at the Animal Services Center or found by others.

camCheck out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!

Upcoming Events

Low-cost rabies vaccination clinic & microchip clinic
Thursday, Nobember 17 

3 pm - 5 pm
This is our last clinic of 2016 and will be held at the Animal Services Center, located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill. Rabies vaccines $10.  Microchips offered for $25.  Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  

Home for the Holidays
November 16 - December 31
All dogs $60 and all cats $50 during our annual Home for the Holidays adoption special!

Canned Pet Food Drive
November 16 - December 17
Bring in cans of dog or cat food to help pet owners in need.  Cans collected by Carrboro Chapel Hill Meals on Wheels and Orange Congregations in Mission.  Those bringing 4 or more cans will receive a free ticket for our Pictures with Santa, held Dec 17.

Pictures with Santa
Saturday, December 17 
12 - 4 pm
Bring 4 or more cans (or a ticket from an earlier donation) to receive a free Picture with Santa.  Pets welcome!  Pictures taken at our Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road Chapel Hill.

Deer Hunting With Dogs
The season for hunting deer with dogs is November 12 - January 2, and we have put together this resource guide with details about rights, responsibilities, and reporting.

Margaret's Cantina Dinner Proceeds

Every 2nd Monday of the month
Eat dinner at Margaret's Cantina on the 2nd Monday of every month and 10% of proceeds will go to the Spay/Neuter Program at Animal Services.