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Orange County Animal Services

1601 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Our Mission

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 whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.
Please check our website for hours of operation and updates regarding services:

Adoption Policy

The Orange County Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets for adoption and some that are available for one of our foster programs.

If you have questions or are interested in adopting a pet, please call 919-942-7387, option 3. If staff cannot answer right away, please leave a message and they will call you back as soon as possible. Voicemails will be answered in the order they are received.

You may also visit our website at

You do not need to be an Orange County resident to adopt a pet from our shelter. In order to adopt, please bring a government-issued photo ID (Driver's License, Military ID, or Passport).

Go here for more information about available pets:

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets