Adopt Chester: A Chill, Curious Cat

Meet Chester.  Chester is a six-year-old tabby cat available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.

He is a gray tabby Domestic Shorthair.  He’s been at the shelter since August 19.  Chester is a chill, yet curious cat.

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Sarah Fallin from Orange County Animal Services with Chester

Learn more about how you can adopt Chester today.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-chester-a-chill-curious-cat

Orange County Animal Services Announces New Grant Program

A new program has been created by Orange County Animal Services to support animal welfare initiatives and projects in the county.

The program is known as The Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant and has been created through a donation from Friends of Orange County Animal Shelter.

The grant can be used for a wide range of pilot or seed projects, according to a release. The funding could also be used to supplement other programs or projects.

Officials say the funds must be used to aid animal welfare efforts in the county.

The 2016 award is limited to a maximum of $500 and applications must be received by November 7.

The program is named after Pat Sanford, the former executive director of the animal protection society of Orange County. Sanford served that organization for 17 years, where she pushed for spay/neuter to combat the county’s pet overpopulation and created a wildlife rehabilitation component. Sanford retired in 2002.

Officials say the initial donation will sustain the program for a 10-year period and additional donations are welcome.

You can get more information here.

http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/orange-county-animal-services-announces-new-grant-program

Adopt Cally: A Sweet Tabby

Meet Cally.

Cally is a four-year-old orange and black tabby cat.  She is a spayed female.  Cally is available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.

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Cally relaxing on the floor

You can adopt this cat for free.  Her adoption fee has been fully sponsored.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-cally-a-sweet-tabby

Numerous Coyote Sightings in Carrboro Cause Concern

Coyotes are becoming more well-known in the Carrboro area, as many residents of the town have reported sightings of the animal in their own backyards.

Orange County Animal Services director Bob Marotto said coyotes are in the area and are more common than they have ever been.

“The question is, how do we coexist with them and what do we do to assure our own safety as well as the safety of our pets,” Marotto said.

Marotto said he wants to inform the public of these sightings to make sure everyone is aware of the danger we can all avoid.

Photo via Orange County

Photo via Orange County

“The main message we want to convey to people is that we don’t ever want coyotes to become comfortable or accustom to us. Like any animal species, they learn through their experience and so one of our goals is to teach them that they want to steer clear of human beings and human habitats,” Marotto said.

Some ways to deter coyotes include “hazing” the animal, which consists of making loud noises to scare the animal away. Marotto said he also recommends to residents that you can reduce the attraction you have to the coyote by removing bird-feeders, keeping pets and their food inside of your house, making sure your garbage is disposed of properly and securing all areas underneath your house.

If you happen to see a coyote, Marotto said he encourages you to make a report using the animal services website.

“We try and pay attention to the patterns that exist in those reports in order to, as a community, will be better able to coexist,” Marotto said.

Orange County Animal Services also provides more information about coyotes, including resources about deterrence and protection on its website.

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http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/numerous-coyote-sightings-in-carrboro

Adopt Cam: The Mellow, Curious Cat

Meet Cam.

Cam is a domestic shorthair, black tabby cat.  He is estimated to be about 3 years old.  This is a curious, yet mellow cat.

Cam with Ron Stutts

Cam with Ron Stutts

This cat is available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.  The adoption fee has been partially sponsored.  That means you can adopt Cam for only $25.  Get more information.

Over the weekend, Orange County Animal Services hosted a Clear the Shelter event.  On a good day, the shelter can see up to 15-20 adoptions.  But, on Saturday, 70 animals were adopted.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-cam-the-mellow-curious-cat

Adopt Flurry: The Large Lovable Cat

Meet Flurry.  Flurry is a 9-year-old rag doll mix cat who is available for adoption via Orange County Animal Services.

This laid back cat is declawed and neutered with beautiful silky fur.

Flurry

Flurry and Ron Stutts

Flurry is also big.  We estimate the cat’s weight at 10-15 pounds.  Learn more about how you can adopt this wonderful cat.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-flurry-the-large-lovable-cat

Adopt Jack: The Jack Russell Terrier

Meet Jack.

Jack is a Jack Russell Terrier and is available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.  He is 9-years-old and has plenty of energy.  Jack is tri-colored and loves to ride in cars.

Jack’s adoption fee has been fully sponsored.  That means he can join your family at no cost to you.  Get the details.

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack and Blake Hodge

Orange County Animal Services will host an open house on Saturday, June 4 from noon until 4 PM.  There will be adoption specials, free food, and CLAWS will release a hawk back into the wild.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-jack-the-jack-russell-terrier

Adopt Kitten Lil: A Perfect Lap Cat

Meet Kitten Lil.  She is the perfect lap cat.

This petite domestic-shorthair brown tabby is available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.  She is eight months old and came to the shelter as a stray.

Kitten Lil: A Majestic Lap Cat

Kitten Lil: A Majestic Lap Cat

Kitten Lil loves laps.  She even sat in the lap of Ron Stutts while he was on the air.  Learn how you can adopt Kitten Lil today.

We are heading into summer which is “peak” time to adopt a cat.  Orange County Animals Services is currently taking care of kittens that are not quite big enough for adoption just yet.  But, they will grow and be ready to adopt very soon.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-kitten-little-a-perfect-lap-cat

Adopt Tom: An Orange County Favorite

Meet Tom.  Tom is a domestic shorthaired cat this a favorite of the staff at Orange County Animal Services.

The gray and white cat is two-years-old.  He came to the shelter as a stray in March.  Now, he is looking for a home.

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Tom with Ron Stutts. (Photo by Jeffrey Clayton)

Tom would make a great indoor-outdoor cat.  He loves going through doors.  He also doesn’t mind a Tuna treat.

This is a great time to adopt Tom or any other animal at Orange County Animal Services.  For the entire month of April, cats are available for adoption for only $50.  Dogs are only $60.

WCHL and Orange County Animal Services have had great success getting pets adopted.  Art came to our studio in March and was quickly adopted.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/lifestyle/adopt-tom-an-orange-county-favorite

Adopt Esmerelda: A Curious Brown Tabby

Meet Esmerelda.  She is a six-year-old brown tabby who is available for adoption from Orange County Animal Services.

The domestic shorthair cat has a brown coat and is white underneath.

She is a curious cat who likes to explore.

brown tabby

Esmerelda. A brown tabby available for adoption.

Esmerelda has been at Orange County Animal Services since January.

All February, Orange County Animal Services is offering a Valentine’s special.   Cats are only $50 and dogs are $60.

Find out how you can adopt Esmerelda here.

Orange County Animal Services’ mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control services that ensure the health, safety and well being of humans, pets and the community as a whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an integral ingredient of the department’s mission.

Orange County Animal Services is the home of many wonderful pets.

They are located on 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The adoption area opens to the public at noon, Monday through Saturday.  See their full hours here.

Listen to WCHL on 97.9 FM, 1360 AM, or online at Chapelboro.com.  Adopt-a-Pet, featuring a new pet that needs a home, airs every Tuesday at 8:40 AM.

 

http://chapelboro.com/featured/adopt-esmeralda-a-curious-brown-tabby