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A walk-in rabies clinic is held Wednesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the shelter. No appointment is required. Vaccine is a one-year rabies vaccination. The cost is $10 which may be paid by cash or card. Animals must be at least 4 months of age. A rabies tag and vaccination certificate will be provided. NC law requires a valid rabies tag to be worn on the collar.
We do not provide any additional vaccinations or boosters.
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Administrative Hours (shelter is closed, but phone calls and emails are answered at this time): Monday- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Please call 910-937-1164 to speak with a staff member.
Adoption Hours: Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5:30pm (Animal interactions end at 5:00pm) Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm (Animal Interactions end at 3:30). To view all adoptable animals, please visit our Adoptable Animals albums on our website: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals
For animal reclaim, surrender or all other questions, please call 910-937-1164 during administrative hours.
A walk-in Rabies Vaccination Clinic is offered every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm. No appointment is required. The cost is $10. Animals must be at least 4 months old, and either crated or on a leash.
For Animal Control Emergencies or concerns, please call 910-455-0182 and select the option for dispatch.
Thank you for choosing adoption! To view all adoptable animals, please visit our website at https://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals . Interested in adopting? Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended and appreciated. Please call 910-937-1164 after 8:00am Tuesday - Friday and after 10:00am Saturday to schedule an appointment. Adoption appointments are available between 12:00pm and 4:30pm Tuesday - Friday and 10:30am to 3:00pm Saturday. During your appointment, you will be given time to interact with our animals to find the perfect fit. Staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have and try to assist you in finding a good match. Once you have selected your new furry family member, we will need you to complete an adoption contract. Cash and cards are accepted for adoption fee payment, and a valid drivers license/military ID is required. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age. Adoption fee for dogs over 6 months is $140 and includes core vaccinations, 30-day flea & tick treatment, basic dewormer, heartworm test, spay/neuter and microchip. Puppies under 6 months are $195. All cat/kitten adoptions are $50 and include core vaccinations, 30-day flea & tick treatment, basic dewormer, spay/neuter and microchip.
Dog adoption fee, age 6 months and up: $140 Puppies under 6 months: $195 Cat/Kitten adoption fee: $50
Adoption fee for dogs and cats includes initial core vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.
Additional Adoption Fees:
Small Animals: $15
Rabbits/Pot Belly Pigs: $25 Ferrets, Horses and Goats: $50 Non-fowl birds: $25 Fowl: $5.00
Cash, credit and debit payments are accepted.
We are always happy to welcome new volunteers!
The volunteer program is open to volunteers age 16 and up. An information session for interested volunteers is held multiple times each month. Please contact us at email@example.com for more details and upcoming info session dates.
Onslow County Animal Services accepts a variety of donated items via direct shipment to the shelter at 244 Georgetown Road, Jacksonville NC 28540 or by no-contact drop-off (for your safety) during business hours. Please call 910-937-1164 for assistance. For our wish list of most-needed items, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful for all donations!
OCAS is always looking for new fosters to help care for our shelter friends most in need. If you wish to become a foster, you may complete an application at the shelter, or request an application via email to OCASFOSTER@onslowcountync.gov
While all adopted animals are fixed prior to leaving the facility, OCAS does not provide spay/neuter services to the public. For more information on spay/neuter resources, please call 910-937-1164 or visit https://www.onslowcountync.gov/2129/Low-Cost-SpayNeuter-Resources
To view the 2018 Onslow County Code of Ordinances regarding animals, please click here.