Donations

Donations always make a difference and especially now!!  We depend upon your monetary and material donations to help us continue to care for the many animals that come to us each year. 

All donations are tax deductible and may be made in several ways:

Animal Care Supplies

We are temporarily suspending all donation drop offs to our facility (until further notice) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we can still accept deliveries from online resources (Amazon, Chewy, etc.). We can always benefit from monetary donations...you can simply mail a check or scroll down to see how to donate money online through our Community Giving Fund. Thank you for your understanding and support!

We use a variety of animal supplies daily and are always in need of these. Many of the items can be ordered online and delivered directly to our shelter at 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516. View a list of our most commonly used and needed supplies.

Donate Through Our Amazon Wish Lists!

Amazon Wishlist Site

This is our default list with many different items needed throughout our shelter.

Check out our Priority Food List. These are our most needed foods for animals all year long.

Check out our Kitten Wish List. These supplies are most needed during kitten season (April - October).

Check out or list of Toys & Treats for Large Dogs.   

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Donate Online To Our Veterinary Care Assistance Program

In order to keep more pets in their homes with their families, we are developing and accepting GoFundMe donations for a fund that can assist Orange County residents with non-routine, non-emergency veterinary expenses. In general, we see many heartbreaking pet surrenders to our shelter as a result of owners not being able to afford to properly care for their pets when they need medical attention. We know that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will likely see increases in these types of surrenders as a result of unemployment and other economic pressures.

Once established, this fund will be available to Orange County residents based on their needs and ability to meet income criteria. Obtaining this assistance would require collaboration with local veterinarians or specialists, and may cover full or partial medical expenses for issues such as: skin infections and other skin issues, dental issues, minor surgeries, etc. Funds will be issued to veterinarians and veterinary clinics or hospitals for these services for dogs, cats and other pets from economically challenged households in Orange County, NC.

This type of program will help people retain their pets. It will be extremely beneficial for pets, pet owners, and Orange County Animal Services. With the help of your generous donation, we hope to have this fund established soon and begin accepting applications by the end of July 2020. Email ocas@orangecountync.gov with questions. 

Monetary Donations

We accept and appreciate monetary donations of any value. Donations for specific projects may be made through the Orange County Giving Fund. You can make a donation online with a credit card or bank direct deposit, or you may mail a check. These projects presently include but may not be limited to:

To discuss making a specific donation for a project of this kind, contact our Animal Services Director by emailing Robert A. Marotto, or calling at 919-932-4963.

Donations can be sent by mail to us at 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill NC 27516.

Donate in memory of a loved one

If you would like to make a monetary donation in memory of a beloved person or pet, you can simply provide that information when you make a donation. Please know that, if you would like an acknowledgment sent to a family member, you will need to provide the family member's name and address. 

Donate Your Time

Check out our Volunteer Program!