Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
Chatham County Public Health Department Hires New Animal Services Supervisor
The Chatham County Public Health Department is pleased to introduce Alan Canady as the new Animal Services Supervisor. Beginning November 14, Alan will lead the Animal Services Division, which houses both the animal shelter and animal control.
Along with his passion for animal welfare, Alan brings ten years of experience in animal services to this role. From 2013-2016, he served as the Animal Shelter Director in Sampson County, where he oversaw all adoption and rescue operations. He also has experience as an animal control lead officer and in law enforcement. Alan is a nationally certified Humane Investigator, Equine Cruelty Investigator, and NACA-certified Animal Control Officer.
"We are fortunate to have someone of Alan's caliber to lead Animal Services," said Health Director Layton Long. "His experience will serve the county well, especially as we embark on the process to expand the shelter to meet the needs of our growing community."
Alan added, "I look forward to serving the residents of Chatham County and working with the Animal Services staff."
In addition to his professional service, Alan has served as a volunteer firefighter for twenty years, including three as a Captain.
2016-2017 Flu Shot Information
With flu season fast-approaching, it is important to get vaccinated. Last season, over 200 North Carolinians died from the flu. The best way to protect yourself, your family, your classmates and your co-workers against the flu is to get the annual flu vaccination. With many local options available, including pharmacies and drug stores, getting vaccinated is more convenient than ever. Click here for more information.
Chatham County Recognized as HealthyCommunity50 Members in Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge
Chatham County, through the Chatham Health Alliance, has been selected as one of 50 members of the Healthy Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award. By participating in the Challenge, Chatham County is in the running to receive a prize that will provide additional support for our program. To learn more about our plan to implement an innovative and opportunistic initiative targeting obesity, click here.