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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
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We are now available for stray intake, owner reclamation, rabies vaccinations and adoptions by appointment only. In order to reduce the amount visitors in the facility and abide by social distancing requirements, appointments are limited. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.
For Animal Control assistance, please call 910-455-0182 and select the option for dispatch.
Shelter donations will be accepted via direct shipment to 244 Georgetown Road, Jacksonville NC 28540 or by donation drop-offs at the facility during business hours. Please call for assistance.
One-year rabies vaccinations are provided every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule a same-day appointment. Please be aware that appointments are limited.
In accordance with CDC recommendations, a mask is no longer required for shelter services. Anyone wishing to wear a mask is welcome to do so.
Please call 910-455-0182 to report an animal control emergency.
All new volunteer training has been temporarily suspended. Please follow our website and Facebook page for information on volunteer opportunities.
For routine inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
All shelter services are by appointment only. Our Rabies Vaccination Clinic is offered, by appointment, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Administrative Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm. Please call 910-937-1164 to speak with a staff member.
Adoption Hours: Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5:00pm by appointment. Adoptable animals are shown Tuesday - Friday until 5:00pm. Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm. Adoptable animals are shown Saturdays until 3:30pm. All adoptions are by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled on a same-day basis. To view adoptable animals, please visit our Adoptable Animals albums on our website: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals Please call 910-937-1164 after 8:00am Tuesday - Friday and after 10:00am to schedule an appointment.
For Animal Control Emergencies or concerns, please call 910-455-0182 and select the option for dispatch.
Thank you for choosing adoption! Than you for your patience during Covid-19 as our adoption process has been changed to better serve you at this time.All meet & greets/adoptions will be by appointment only. We recommend visiting our website at https://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals to view our currently adoptable animals. To schedule an appointment, please call after 8:00am Tuesday - Saturday. Adoption appointments are available between 12:00pm and 4:00pm Tuesday - Friday and 10:00am to 3:30pm 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 we will need a valid drivers license or military ID. Adoption fees for dogs are $140 and include core vaccinations, 30-day flea & tick treatment, basic dewormer, heartworm test, sppay/neuter and microchip. Cat adoptions are $100 and include core vaccinations, 30-day flea & tick treatment, basic dewormer, spay/neuter and microchip. Once the contract is complete, you may bring your new friend home!
Adoption fee includes initial core vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. Cash, credit and debit payments are accepted.
Due to Covid-19, our volunteer program is currently suspended. Please keep an eye on the website as well as our Facebook page "Onslow County Animal Services" for any new information and changes.
Please contact program coordinator Jennifer Monteforte at email@example.com with any questions regarding the volunteer program.
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 provides a one-year rabies vaccination to the public every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday by appointment. The cost is $10 which may be paid by cash or card.. Animals must be at least 4 months of age. A rabies tag as well as a 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.
Appointments are very limited. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule a same-day appointment after 8:00am Wednesday - Friday. .
While all adopted animals are fixed and microchipped prior to leaving the facility, OCAS does not provide spay/neuter & microchip implant services to the public. For questions regarding low-cost options, please call 910-937-1164 or email email@example.com.
To view the 2018 Onslow County Code of Ordinances regarding animals, please click here.