The Animal Services Division is part of the Chatham County Public Health Department.
Please ensure that your pet receives proper veterinary care, including the one year and three year rabies vaccinations when they are due. Talk to your veterinarian.
Chatham County Animal Services receives grant from ASPCA
Chatham County Animal Services has received a grant from the ASPCA to purchase foundational veterinary forensic equipment to assist with collecting evidence in animal cruelty cases. Animal Services received the full amount they requested for the equipment, totaling $5,735.
“We are extremely grateful to the ASPCA for their support of agencies like ours in the fight against animal cruelty. Having the support of a national partner like the ASPCA is imperative to continuing our efforts of positive growth in the Animal Services division. I know the staff will utilize the new tools for the best possible outcomes in our cruelty cases,” Animal Services Director Leigh Anne Garrard said.
The funds will be used to purchase several items, including: 2 SLR cameras, 2 lenses, 2 external flash drives, 4 memory cards, 2 cases, 4 wildlife cameras, 1 ammonia reader, 1 passport for chain of custody, and 1 locker for evidence.
FIND PETS TO ADOPT AND STRAYS FOUND
Click here to view animals available for adoption or waiting to be reclaimed.
ANIMAL SHELTER HOURS & LOCATION
ADDRESS: 725 Renaissance Drive, west of Pittsboro off of US 64
NOTE: We do not intake animals on Saturdays. However, we are open for adoptions.
ANIMAL SERVICES FEES:
First Offense: $100
Second Offense: $200
Third Offense: $300
Redemption Fee (reclaimed animals held at the shelter)
IMPORTANT! All animals 4 months of age or older redeemed from the shelter by the owner must provide a current rabies vaccination certificate. If they are unable to provide proof, the animal will be vaccinated for a $10 fee payable at the time of reclaim.
LOW-COST PAY/NEUTER PROGRAM
Chatham County offers a low-cost Spay and Neuter voucher to residents that qualify. To request more information on qualifications for each household, please call 919-542-7203
- Click here for the Spay/Neuter Program flyer.
- Click here for the Spay/Neuter program application.
MONTHLY & ANNUAL ANIMAL CONTROL REPORTS
To view monthly and annual reports, click here.
PREPARING PETS FOR DISASTERS
Click here to learn how to prepare your pets for a disaster. Click here for the Spanish version.
ANIMAL SERVICES MISSION
To make available the following services to everyone in Chatham County:
- Provide comprehensive and humane animal control and sheltering services to everyone in Chatham County, using ‘best practices'.
- Protect the public against rabies and other animal-related diseases, dangerous and vicious dogs, and damage and loss caused by dogs and cats
- Protect animals from neglect and abuse
- Provide free pickup and impoundment of stray and surrendered dogs and cats
- Provide humane sheltering, adoption, rescue and euthanasia programs for impounded dogs and cats
- Provide emergency and disaster response for animals
- Provide educational programs for the public.
MAJOR SERVICES & PROGRAMS:
- Dog and cat bite management
- Wildlife rabies incident investigation and follow-through
- Free pickup of stray and homeless dogs and cats
- Quarterly low-cost rabies vaccination clinics
- Protection against “dangerous” and “vicious” dogs, based on reports
- Animal nuisance investigation and reduction
- Investigation and remediation of neglect and abuse
- Humane sheltering of homeless and other dogs and cats
- Animal adoption and rescue programs, including partnerships with community rescue and adoption groups
- Humane euthanasia when necessary
- Veterinary care for shelter animals through contracted services
- After-hours emergency response
- Animal disaster response (natural and man-made disasters)
- Educational programs for school-aged children and the general public on animal care, the need for spaying and neutering, and related topics
PHONE: For animal complaints or information, please call 919-542-7203.
MAILING ADDRESS: Chatham Animal Services, 725 Renaissance Drive, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Please click here to take Chatham County Public Health Department’s Community Survey. Encuesta en la Comunidad
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY ONLINE
The Chatham County Public Health Department wants to hear from you! The health department now has a customer satisfaction survey available online. Click here to give us feedback.
Encuesta de Satisfacción del Cliente para el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Chatham