Animal Services Operations
To continue to prevent or slow community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the recommendations on social distancing provided by public health officials, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is currently closed to the public with the exception of appointments made in advance. However, Animal Control and shelter operations staff will be reachable by phone and responding to messages during business hours. Services requiring appointments include but are not limited to:
- Animal adoptions
- Animal visitations (Meet & Greets)
- Animal recoveries
- Searches for lost animals
- Animal surrenders
OCAS is currently asking that members of the public delay surrendering animals unless the surrender is extremely urgent or involves an emergency. We are also encouraging the public take advantage of online services such as licensing payments, filing reports and searching for lost or found pets, and browsing available animals. Visit our website to take advantage of these services and other online resources.
To protect our staff and members of the public, we have temporarily suspended all donation drop offs to our facility. However, we can still accept deliveries from online resources (Amazon, Chewy, etc.). Monetary donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated during this time. You can simply mail a check to our facility or donate money online via Orange County’s Community Giving Fund. Please go to this web page for more information: https://www.orangecountync.gov/364/Donations
To inquire about an appointment or to ask any questions, please call the facility’s main number, 919-942-7387, and follow the prompts that best fit your needs.
For the latest information about COVID-19 and pets, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/pets.html.
OCAS would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding as they try to manage and maintain services while protecting staff and members of the public during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/2332/Coronavirus-COVID-19.