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County Animal Ordinance

Other Ordinances

Monthly Reports for Animal Sheltering

Graphical Data for Animal Sheltering

Animal Control Field Statistics

Tethering Ordinance

Additional Resources


County Animal Ordinance

Effective March 1, 2016, the Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC) has passed a Unified Animal Ordinance.  The Unified Animal Ordinance applies to all of the unincorporated parts of Orange County fully, and the towns have adopted the bulk of it as their framework.  However, inside the corporate limits of each town certain sections and areas will remain different.  The unified ordinance aims to have a common framework and fills many gaps and inconsistencies that previously existed in having three entirely separate ordinances.  

Unified Animal Ordinance (with November 2016 amendments)

Freqeuently Asked Questions about the Unified Animal Ordinance


Chapel Hill, Carrboro, & Hillsborough Ordinances

All of the towns have adopted the bulk of the Unified Animal Ordinance (above) as their framework, but will retain certain sections of their previous ordinances.  

Chapel Hill and Carrboro have adopted the bulk of the Unified Ordinance, but retains several sections that can be found in the links below:
Chapel Hill remaining ordinance sections
Carrboro Town Code with remaining sections

Click for the Carrboro Livestock Application. Check out this helpful information about Keeping Backyard Chickens in the Town of Carrboro.

Hillsborough adopts the county ordinance but has a few sections inside the corporate town limits that have additional restrictions and regulations.  Those can be found in the code below.

Hillsborough Animal Code



Monthly Reports for Animal Sheltering

2017 Monthly Reports

2016 Monthly Reports

2015 Monthly Reports


2014 Monthly Reports

2013 Monthly Reports

2012 Monthly Reports

2011 Monthly Reports

2010 Monthly Reports

2009 Monthly Reports

2008 Monthly Reports

2007 Monthly Reports

2006 Monthly Reports

2005 Monthly Reports


Graphical Data for Animal Sheltering

Annual Intake Numbers: 2005 - 2015

Annual Disposition Numbers: 2005 - 2015

Annual Placements: 2005 - 2015

Stray Dog & Cat Recoveries: 2005 - 2015


Animal Control Field Statistics

2017 Field Statistics

2016 Field Statistics

2015 Field Statistics

2014 Field Statistics

2013 Field Statistics

2012 Field Statistics

2011 Field Statistics


Tethering Ordinance

Effective November 19th, 2009, Orange County's Animal Ordinance will restrict the tethering of dogs to a maximum of 3 hours within a 24-hour period.  The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the amendment, along with a year of outreach and a number of specific exceptions, in November of 2008. 

Frequently Asked Questions (Click HERE for Spanish Version)

Please find below the ordinance amendment itself and supporting documents related to the amendment. 

Tethering Amendment (Effective November 19th, 2009)

Animal Services Standard Operating Guidelines

Tethering

Tethering Enforcement and Addendum

Tethering Progress Reports

June 2009

December 2009

May 2010

Tethering Committee's Full Report and Recommendations

The Town of Chapel Hill has enacted its own set of tethering restrictions, effective March 23, 2010.  

Tethering Enforcement in Chapel Hill

 


Additional Resources

State Organizations

National Organizations

Disaster Preparedness

Influenza in Pets and Other Animals

Other



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UPCOMING EVENTS...


Back to School Adoption Special
August 1-31
Our annual Back to School adoption special is underway for the month of August.  Adoption fees will be slashed to the following for the entire month!
Dogs: $65
Puppies: $70
Cats: $55
Kittens: $60


Orange County's Dog Swim
Sunday, September 10
12pm - 4pm
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This year's dog swim will be held at the A.D. Clark Pool in Hargraves Community Center at 216 North Roberson Street in Chapel Hill. Orange County dogs $5, Dogs from other counties $10. Dogs must be leashed and current on vaccines to enter.


Two low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinics:

Thursday, September 28
5pm -7pm

This clinic will be held at the Farmer's Market in Hillsborough, located on Margaret Lane. 

Saturday, September 30
9am -12pm

This clinic will be held at the Animal Services Center in Chapel Hill, located on Eubanks Road.

BOTH clinics will offer one and three-year vaccinations for $10 (must have a previous rabies certification in hand to receive 3-year vaccine- tag is not sufficient). Microchips offered for $35. Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  
See details and other rabies clinic dates this year on our rabies page.

 
Spay/Neuter Day!
Sign up by August 11 (event on August 23)
Orange County residents may qualify to have their pets fixed for FREE at our next Spay/Neuter Day, coming up on August 23.  Call Sarah at 919-942-7387 extension 224 or Cooper at extension 223 to find out details about how to qualify and sign up for this event!


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.