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 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

You may also leave donations on the designated shelves in front of our adoption entrance at any time or bring them into the shelter during operating hours if you prefer.  We can always accept deliveries from online resources (Amazon, Chewy, etc.). Monetary donations are also greatly can simply mail a check or scroll down to see how to donate money online. Thank you for your support!


  • ITEMS WE GLADLY ACCEPT: washable toys, treats, unopened dry or wet food, smaller carriers (hard carriers that can be sterilized), etc.
  • ITEMS WE CANNOT USE: sheets, pillows, open or expired food, large wire cages and large crates.

*** We are currently at capacity with towels and blankets, so we are asking that you check with other organizations in our area if you wish to donate those items. We think this could be due to a lot of Spring cleaning going on in our community, so this may change in the near future and we will remove this message when that happens. Thank you all for considering us when planning donations! ***


Amazon Wishlist Site

Our default wish list has 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 Doggies.   

Our shipping address is Orange County Animal Services, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

*Please know we cannot send any donation acknowledgements for items purchased on Amazon and delivered by mail to our facility. Please refer to your Amazon receipt and tracking information to confirm donation delivery. Thank you!

Find this kitten food on our "Priority Food List."

Would you like to donate a comfortable, easy-to-clean, long-lasting bed to our shelter animals? Check out our special donation page for Kuranda ShelterBeds: We're all set up so that they will ship donations directly to our shelter!


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 A major lifesaving effort at Orange County Animal Services has been our medical care and treatment program for our shelter animals. This program helps us to treat and care for animals with so many different medical issues such as (but not limited to): upper respiratory infections, urinary infections, skin infections, heartworms, ringworm, and special surgeries and procedures for both felines and canines. Without the help of this program, animals with certain medical issues might be deemed unadoptable. As a result of this effort, we have redefined what it means to be an adoptable animal at Orange County Animal Services, a very welcomed and ongoing step in our sheltering program. Donations will also help with medications, medical supplies, and some off-site services and procedures (such as radiographs) that are not currently available in our facility.


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In order to keep more pets in their homes with their families, we are requesting GoFundMe donations for this program that can assist Orange County residents with non-emergency veterinary expenses. 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 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 we will likely see increases in these types of surrenders as a result of unemployment and other economic pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

As long as adequate funds are available, this program is here to help 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. 

Monetary Donations

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

Feel free to call 919-942-7387 and ask to speak with the Animal Services Director about donating to one of these projects.

Donations can also 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. *Please know we cannot send any donation acknowledgements for items purchased on Amazon and delivered by mail to our facility.

Donate Your Time

Check out our Volunteer Program!