Animal Services Advisory Board


The Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB) is charged to advise the Board of County Commissioners on matters of concern regarding animal issues and services within the county, and to work with Animal Services on various policy concerns and issues. 

Public Participation

Meetings of the Advisory Board and its committees are a public function and members of the public are invited to attend and permitted to speak within certain guidelines.

Go here to see ASAB membership list and vacancies.

Ready to join ASAB? Go here for more information and application.

Animal Services Hearing Panel Pool

There is a pool from which people are drawn to serve on hearing panels for dangerous dog declarations and other actions taken by Animal Services staff. This pool is entirely independent of Animal Services staff and its members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Go here to see Hearing Panel Pool membership list and vacancies.

Go here for more information and application.

For Agendas and Meeting Materials archives, click here and go to Advisory Boards and Commissions > Animal Services Advisory Board

Applicants Needed for Orange County
Animal Services Advisory Board

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (February 24, 2020) – One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various County advisory boards and commissions.

Currently there is an opening on the Animal Services Advisory Board for the following position:

  • Owner/Manager Retail Pet Services 

The Animal Services Advisory Board is charged to provide input and advice to the staff of the Animal Services Department. Animal Services has animals available for adoption, and also partners with area rescue organizations to place as many animals as possible with loving homes. The department also manages licensing and offers low-cost rabies clinics, spay/neuter programs and other services.

In addition, the department provides Animal Control services to the unincorporated portion of Orange County, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill. Responsibilities include enforcing North Carolina General Statutes as well as County laws that apply to animals.

If interested, apply on the Orange County website.

Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must reside in Orange County. Volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.

For additional information call Thom Freeman 919-245-2125.