Friends of the Orange County Animal Shelter

P.O. 428 Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 --




The Friends of the Orange County Animal Shelter (FOCAS) was formed in 2004 to help support and enhance the general operation of the Orange County Animal Shelter. FOCAS may also address more general animal welfare issues which affect North Carolina animals and animal shelters.

FOCAS is independent of Orange County government. We welcome all suggestions and strategies that can help improve the quality of life for our shelter animals and help them find loving homes. Donations are always welcome.

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Make a Donation to Help the Animals

If you would like to help all those adorable animals at the Orange County Animal Shelter, a donation will go a long way in helping to find them new homes. FOCAS is a 501(3)c nonprofit group so your donation is tax deductible. Send a check to FOCAS at P.O. 428 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or FOCAS can accept any form of payment thru Paypal: credit card, debit card, check, cash-just click HERE will contribute to FOCAS if you make your Amazon purchases at Amazon Smile

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Telephone (919) 942-7387 (942-PETS)

1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC



Chapel Hill Town Limits


M-F 9am - 6pm

Carrboro Town Limits


M-F 8:30am - 5pm

Orange County


M-F 8am - 5pm

After Hours



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Recent Contributions

$2,000 to OCAS Microchip fund each of the last three years.


$5,000 to establish The Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant Program - a new program to support animal welfare initiatives and projects in Orange County.


$4000 to the Feral Cat program


$3400 to equp the new Vet lab

Ways You Can Help Our Animals
Contribute to FOCAS

The shelter needs volunteers who are willing to spend a few hours a month to help improve the lives of Orange County's homeless pet population. Contact the Shelter

January 12,2023