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If you have lost or found a pet, please contact the Animal Services Center as soon as possible. We strongly encourage you to search our on-line database frequently, as new animals are added there throughout the day.Cinnamon

Animal Services holds stray animals for a 5-day period in which we are open to the public for at least 3 of those days.  Please contact us immediately at 919-942-PETS (7387) if your pet is lost or if you have found a pet. 

If you have found a pet, it is a legal requirement to report it right away so that an owner has the highest likelihood possible to find it.  Your report may be the only reason someone finds a lost pet.

Please refer to the following sections for easy navigation: 

During the inclement weather period of January 7-January 10, we have been closed.  If you lost or found a pet during this time, please fill out a report below and also visit our facebook page to see if we have listed your pet there.  www.facebook.com/ocaspets

I have lost a pet

I have found a pet

I would like additional information


For individuals who have LOST a pet
Individuals who have lost a pet should follow the 3 steps below to effectively search for and report their pet as lost.  If your lost pet does not show up on the lists of animals currently at the shelter or found in the community, please fill out the form below those sections to report it as lost.

Viewing lost pets that are currently at the Animal Services Center
Please click the links below to see animals that are currently housed at the Animal Services Center and do not have a known owner.  They may have been brought in by the public or by one of our Animal Control Officers.

Recently found dogs currently at the Animal Services Center

Recently found cats currently at the Animal Services Center

Other recently found animals currently at the Animal Services Center

Viewing lost pets found by others
Sometimes, people from the community find pets and hold them at their homes instead of bringing them into the Animal Services Center. We attempt to help connect those people and people missing pets in Orange County and nearby areas.  If you believe one of these animals is your lost pet, please contact Animal Services immediately so that we can help get you in touch with the other party.

Recently found dogs NOT currently housed at the Animal Services Center

Recently found cats NOT currently housed at the Animal Services Center

Other recently found animals NOT currently housed at the Animal Services Center

Viewing lost pets found by others but reported anonymously.
Occasionally, people report a pet found, but elect not to share it with local shelters for reasons of privacy. Before you move on to the last step of reporting your pet as lost to us, we recommend you check all of the found reports made on pet harbor's main sight.  This will include those viewed above, but may include others from outside of our immediate area, as well as those not reported to shelters.  Data on pet harbor's page can be sorted by the tabs headings on their table. 

Visit Pet Harbor here to see these additional listings.

Reporting a lost pet
If you have lost an animal in Orange County and do not see it pictured or listed on one of the links above, please fill out the appropriate form below so that we have a report of the animal in question and can attempt to match it with animals either in the shelter or in someone else's care. Please include photos if possible (horizontal photos preferred). If you cannot fill out this form online, you can call or visit the Animal Services Center to report the animal.

Please do not click the red box that withholds your information at the top of these links or your report will not get shared with our shelter or appear on our page.

Lost Dog

Lost Cat

Lost Other

Following us on Twitter
Animal Services is now on Twitter!  If you are searching for a lost pet and did not see it pictured or listed above, you can follow our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/OCNCLostPets to receive information about stray animals recently received at the Animal Services Center or found by the public.  The Twitter entries will include a brief description of the pet, the location where it was found, and a link to that animal’s profile on our website.  Listings of new animals are refreshed every hour.  You can also search for us on Twitter using hashtag #OCNCLostPets.


For individuals who have FOUND a pet
Individuals who have found a pet should follow the 2 steps below to effectively report the pet as found.  If the pet you have found does not show up on the list of animals reported as lost, please fill out the form below that section to report it as found.

Viewing pets reported as lost by others
Please click on the links below to view lists of pets reported as recently lost by community members but not currently housed at the shelter.

Recently reported lost dogs

Recently reported lost cats

Other recently reported lost animals

Viewing found pets lost by others but reported anonymously.
Occasionally, people report a pet lost, but elect not to share it with local shelters for reasons of privacy. Before you move on to the last step of reporting a pet as found to us, we recommend you check all of the lost reports made on pet harbor's main sight.  This will include those viewed above, but may include others from outside of our immediate area, as well as those not reported to shelters.  Data on pet harbor's page can be sorted by the tabs headings on their table. 

Visit Pet Harbor here to see these additional listings.

Reporting a found pet
If you have found an animal in Orange County, it is a legal requirement in Orange County that you report it within 72 hours.  Please fill out the appropriate form below so that a potential owner may find him or her.  Please include photos if possible (horizontal photos preferred).

Please do not click the red box that withholds your information at the top of these links or your report will not get shared with our shelter or appear on our page.

Found Dog

Found Cat

Found Other


Other Resources
Other resources may be used in addition to filling out a lost or found report with Animal Services. These include:

See listings of all animals in our facility (including those not currently available for adoption and those surrendered by owners) by clicking here.

Check out this flyer from animalsheltering.org on tips for finding lost cats.

Lost & Found Pets of NC is a facebook page not managed by or affiliated Animal Services.  It is a database run by the public of animals reported as lost or found from across NC and may be used as an additional resource when searching for or reporting a pet that may be displaced.

Additional paid services for finding lost pets may be available within the the triangle and NC.  If you are interested in learning about those options, please call our office at 919-942-7387.

facebooksquare small Visit us on Facebook for adoptable pets and events, and follow us on Twitter for listings of stray pets received at the Animal Services Center or found by others.

camCheck out our Animal Cam to see animals in our Featured Pet Room 24 hours a day!

Upcoming Events

Low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic
Saturday, March 4
1 pm - 3 pm
Our next clinic will be held at Phydeaux, 400 S. Elliott Rd in Chapel Hill. Only one-year vaccinations offered for $10, and cash only for this clinic.  Microchips offered for $25.  Please bring animals on leashes and in carriers.  See details and other clinic dates this year on our rabies page.

Spay/Neuter Day!
Tuesday, February 28
Animal Services will hold its next Spay/Neuter Day Tuesday, February 28th.  They will partner with SNAP-NC to spay and neuter the pets of qualifying Orange County residents for free!  Residents can qualify if they receive public assistance or by income and should contact Sarah Fallin, Program Coordinator at sfallin@orangecountync.gov or at 919-94207387 ext 224 to sign up or learn more about qualifying.  Participants must sign up by February 14.

Margaret's Cantina Dinner Proceeds
Every 2nd Monday of the month
Eat dinner at Margaret's Cantina on the 2nd Monday of every month and 10% of proceeds will go to the Spay/Neuter Program at Animal Services.