We have currently paused the acceptance of new applications for this program. We are however continuing to accept donations to continue this worthwhile program. Thanks to the generosity of those who have donated, this program has helped many area animals since its inception at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic! We look forward to helping more pets in Orange County, NC!If you would like to donate to help reinstate this program, please visit our GoFundMe page
In order to keep more pets in their homes with their families, we have developed a fund that can assist Orange County residents with 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, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will likely see increases in these types of surrenders as a result of unemployment and other economic pressures.
This fund is available to Orange County residents based on their needs and ability to meet income criteria. This type of program will help people retain their pets. It will be extremely beneficial for pets, pet owners, and Orange County Animal Services.