Low-Cost Clinics

Orange County’s Animal Services Department schedules low-cost rabies clinics annually. Clinics are very important as North Carolina continues to be affected by the epidemic of "eastern raccoon rabies" that began in the latter half of the 1990s.

Confirmed Cases

In 2019, there were 6 confirmed rabies cases in Orange County, NC. There were 4 confirmed cases in 2018, 9 confirmed rabies cases in 2017, 6 confirmed cases in 2016, 11 confirmed rabies cases in 2015, and 23 confirmed cases in 2014. In both 2012 and 2013, there were 12 positive cases. By comparison, there were 20 positive cases in 2008; 19 in 2007; 26 in 2006; and 24 in 2005. The incidence of rabies among a host species increases and decreases over a period of time. View a distribution map (PDF) of positive cases in Orange County between 2010 and 2014.

It is for this reason that Orange County residents are urged to remain vigilant. Pet owners must be sure that our dogs, cats, and ferrets are currently vaccinated against rabies and also that they immediately receive a booster shot if there is any possible exposure to rabies or a rabies vector.

Clinics

Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are one of several rabies-related services offered by Orange County Animal Services. Staff also educates the public, investigates potential rabies exposures, and enforces applicable rabies regulations.

Please bring animals on leashes or in carriers. A previous rabies certificate is required for the 3-year rabies vaccine.

2020 Schedule 

Date
LocationTime
Notes
Saturday, February 22Animal Services Center
1601 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC 
9 a.m. to Noon1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.
Thursday, March 26
THIS CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
Farmer’s Market
on Margaret Lane
in Hillsborough, NC
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.
Saturday, April 25 
THIS CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
Cedar Grove Community Center
5800 NC Highway 86 N.,
Hillsborough, NC
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.
Saturday, May 23
THIS CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK. 
Piedmont Feed & Garden Center
4805 N Carolina Hwy 54 W, Chapel Hill, NC

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.
Thursday, July 23
THIS CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
Animal Services Center
1601 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.

Thursday, September 17Farmer’s Market
on Margaret Lane
in Hillsborough, NC
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.
Saturday, October 17Rogers Road Community Center (RENA)
101 Edgar St, Chapel Hill, NC
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.
Saturday, November 21

Animal Services Center
1601 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC 
9 a.m. to Noon1 and 3-year vaccines available.
3-year requires proof of previous vaccination.


Rabies Clinics will offer both 1-year and 3-year vaccinations. Microchips will also be offered for $35. Checks, cards and cash will be accepted unless otherwise noted for specific clinics.

Replacement Tags & Certificates

Replacement rabies tags or rabies vaccination certificates for animals vaccinated at Orange County Animal Services Center are available for $6. Please visit in person during regular business hours to obtain a replacement.

Requirements

View rabies clinic requirements.

Join us on the first Thursday of each month between 2pm - 4pm for Microchip Thursdays! 

Get a low-cost microchip ($35) for your pet or have your pet's microchip scanned to make sure it's still working!

Microchip Thursdays!