Orange County Animal Services

Veterinary Care Assistance Program

In order to keep more pets in their homes with their families, we are developing a fund that can assist Orange County residents with non-routine, non-emergency veterinary expenses. In general, we see many heartbreaking pet surrenders to our shelter as a result of owners not being able to afford to properly care for their pets when they need medical attention. We know that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will likely see increases in these types of surrenders as a result of unemployment and other economic pressures.

Once established, this fund will be available to Orange County residents based on their needs and ability to meet income criteria. Obtaining this assistance would require collaboration with local veterinarians or specialists, and may cover full or partial medical expenses for issues such as: skin infections and other skin issues, dental issues, minor surgeries, etc. Funds will be issued to veterinarians and veterinary clinics or hospitals for these services for dogs, cats and other pets from economically challenged households in Orange County, NC.

This type of program will help people retain their pets. It will be extremely beneficial for pets, pet owners, and Orange County Animal Services. With the help of your generous donation, we hope to have this fund established soon and begin accepting applications by the end of August 2020. For the latest updates, please visit:


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    • $100 
    • 4 d
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    • 7 d
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    • $20 
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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Orange County Animal Services 
Hillsborough, NC
Orange County Animal Services 
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