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.

Tom

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

Rabid Bat Found on Hillsborough Playground

Orange County Animal Services reports a rabid bat was found at a Hillsborough elementary school last week.

Last Thursday, several children came across the carcass of the bat on the playground. Some reportedly kicked the dead bat around before teachers became aware of the situation. The bat was removed for testing.

A nurse from the Orange County Health Department is consulting with the families of the children involved to determine if they require post-exposure treatment.

The incident is the eighth reported case of rabies in Orange County so far this year, and the third to involve a bat. Last year, 23 cases were confirmed. The majority of those involved raccoons.

http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/rabid-bat-found-on-hillsborough-playground

Bat In Family Playroom Marks Orange County’s 6th Rabies Case

Orange County Animal Services reported the sixth case of rabies this year, following an incident in which a bat was found inside a house.

Hillsborough residents trapped a bat in an upstairs playroom of their home on Tuesday. Animal Services was called to remove it for testing.

Though no members of the household reported contact with the animal, officials say it’s possible they were inadvertently exposed if the bat was in the house overnight.

Bat bites can be undetectable, so people sleeping a room with a bat might not even know if they’ve been bitten. In this instance, no family members slept in the playroom and the door was reportedly left closed all night.

Nonetheless, a public health nurse is working with the family to determine if they should undergo post-exposure treatment.

In the United States, rabies in humans is very rare, but the few cases reported in recent years have been linked to bats. Officials say if you come in contact with a bat, it’s crucial to contain it without further contact and call Animal Services immediately. Outside of office hours, you can reach an Animal Control officer by calling 911.

You can learn more here.

http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/bat-in-family-playroom-marks-orange-countys-6th-rabies-case

OC Animal Services Reports Rabid Skunk In Rougemont

Orange County Animal Services on Monday confirmed the county’s 22nd case of rabies this year.

The case involved a skunk in Rougemont. A resident who found the skunk in a pen with two dogs killed the skunk and had it removed for testing. One of the dogs showed signs of having fought with the skunk. Luckily, both dogs were current on their rabies vaccinations.

They’ll receive booster shots. The owners will meet with a community health nurse to discuss the possibility of second-hand exposure.

All dogs, cats and ferrets are required to have current rabies vaccinations. Orange County Animal Services will offer low-cost clinics in January 2015. For the full schedule, click here.

http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/oc-animal-services-reports-rabid-skunk-rougemont

Another Rabies Case In OC, 19th This Year

A bat tested positive for rabies last Sunday after two dogs found it in a family’s home.

According to Orange County Animal Services, this the 19th positive rabies in the county so far this year – up significantly from 2012 and 2013.

Animal Services director Bob Marotto visited WCHL last week and spoke on the air with Aaron Keck.

Fortunately in this case, there was no direct contact between the dogs and the bat, and both dogs were already vaccinated against rabies. Per state law, they’ll receive a booster shot as a precaution.

Raccoons are the major source of rabies in North Carolina, but bats can actually pose a greater risk to humans because their bites can go undetected.

Click here for dates, times, and information on upcoming rabies clinics.

If you find you may have come into contact with a bat, contain the bat if possible and call Animal Services immediately at 919-942-PETS.

http://chapelboro.com/news/health/another-rabies-case-oc-19th-year

18th Confirmed Rabies Case in Orange County

In addition to the two cases released yesterday, Orange County Animal Services have received another positive rabies test result of the year, bringing up the number of confirmed rabies incidents in the county to 18.

The Director of Orange County Animal Services, Bob Marotto, told WHCL what happened in the latest confirmed case that took place on Tuesday, August 5:

“It involved a fox that was impounded after being killed by some residents in southern part of the county in Carrboro,” says Marotto. “The residents killed the fox because the fox had latched onto the dog in their yard, and would not release the dog. To free the dog from the fox, the folks used some implements to separate the fox and the dog resulting in the death of the fox.”

The Orange County Health Department contacted the dog’s owners to check for risk of human exposure to rabies. The dog involved in this case was currently vaccinated against rabies and will receive a booster shot in accordance with rabies laws in North Carolina.

“I think what I would emphasize is, not only the importance of pet vaccination, and then if there is an exposure, boostering,” says Marotto, “but I think what we want to remind people is to have their pets supervised at all times when they’re outside in order to try and avert situations in which their pets may either pursue a wild animal, or a wild animal may pursue their pets.”

On Thursday, August 14, from 3 – 5 p.m., the Orange County Animal Services Center will host another Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic. The center is located at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill. There will be a $10 cost for rabies vaccinations, and microchips will be available for $25.

For more information, please call Orange County Animal Services at 919-942-7387 or click here.

http://chapelboro.com/news/safety/18th-confirmed-rabies-case-orange-county