Onslow County Animal Services

Onslow County Animal Services Adoption Hours: Tues. - Fri. 12-5, Sat.10-3:30 by appointment. Adoption Fees: Dogs $140, Cats $100. Includes core vaccines, HW test, spay/neuter, 30-day flea/tick prevention, microchip.

Rabies Clinic every Wed - Fri.- 12 by appointment. Cost is $10 Please notice that the purpose of this page is to provide updates about the animal shelter and special events to followers, NOT to be a source of information for shelter policies or procedures. Questions or comments pertaining to special events or related topics posted here should be done so with the understanding that they will be responded to by an unofficial representative on behalf of the animal shelter. ALL other questions or comments should be e-mailed to: [email protected] to be responded to by a qualified shelter staff member. Thank you for showing support for your Onslow County Animal Shelter!

Mission: Onslow County Animal Services will provide humane sheltering, care, adoption, and redemption of stray and surrendered animals. OCAS will enforce state and local laws related to animal control. We will strive to reduce pet overpopulation by encouraging the importance of spaying and neutering animals. Additionally, we will increase public awareness of animal welfare issues by educating our citizens on responsible pet ownership.

Operating as usual

Meet Puddy Tat! Our boy Puddy Tat has a big friendly personality and a little meow!  He is the sweetest and handsomest o...
03/03/2021

Meet Puddy Tat!

Our boy Puddy Tat has a big friendly personality and a little meow! He is the sweetest and handsomest of boys. Puddy Tat is a special needs cat. He has tested positive for Feline Leukemia (FELV). This virus may or may not cause illness in Puddy Tat. Right now, Puddy Tat is a happy, healthy, loving boy. But signs of illness may be weight loss, mouth inflammation, fever or other illness. Puddy Tat is ESTIMATED to have a good quality of life for about 2 years, but he could also have a normal life. FELV is contagious to other cats, NOT HUMANS OR OTHER ANIMALS, so we recommend Puddy Tat be the only cat in the house and never go outside. Puddy Tat should have a check up with a veterinarian after adoption and then yearly to monitor his health. There is no treatment for FELV. While we know that it may be a challenge to find an adopter for a special needs cat like Puddy Tat, we believe that such a good boy deserves the chance to be placed in a loving home.

If you are interested in meeting Puddy Tat, please call 910-937-1164. Our staff will be happy to address any questions that you may have.

***AMAZING NEWS ALERT*** Snuggles, Matisse and Toulouse have all been adopted!Where are our friends of small creatures? ...
03/03/2021

***AMAZING NEWS ALERT*** Snuggles, Matisse and Toulouse have all been adopted!

Where are our friends of small creatures? Tomorrow we have three tiny friends looking for love ♥️

Our sweet Ratty duo Toulouse and Matisse are sweet boys who love to climb, cuddle in the dome and nap in their hammock. They came to us in a bit of a neglected state, but are now very happy in their new space. The boys love to nibble treats and Matisse gives kisses. Rats make wonderful, affectionate friends and these bonded boys deserve a home where they will be loved. They will be adopted as a pair only. $25

Snuggles the ferret is the best little fur-noodle! She is a curious, cuddly girl who is aptly named. She seems very accustomed to being held and staff has been very much enjoying her company. For those who can keep up, she will make a terrific companion. The adoption fee for snuggles is $50.

Both rats and ferrets are intelligent, curious critters who require exercise, enrichment and interaction with their humans. Please ensure you have the time to provide an environment where they can explore, socialize and thrive.

They will be available for adoption tomorrow. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

A very big thank you to Ms. Dina Tam, Camp Lejuene Girl Scout Troop 1206, Vanessa Evans, our friends at Abruzzo’s Pizza ...
03/02/2021

A very big thank you to Ms. Dina Tam, Camp Lejuene Girl Scout Troop 1206, Vanessa Evans, our friends at Abruzzo’s Pizza and an anonymous donor who sent many wonderful items our way!

All donations are greatly appreciated and make such a difference for our shelter friends ♥️

How is it our little lady Tater Tot has not been chosen? At six years old and heartworm positive, we know she has some s...
03/02/2021

How is it our little lady Tater Tot has not been chosen? At six years old and heartworm positive, we know she has some stories against her, but she is such a sweet girl that we know someone will just fall in love with her if they give her a chance. Tater tot looks just like a miniature hound (not really a beagle), and at 20 pounds is just the right size for any family. Tater tot loves to be loved and is a happy little hound.

If you can share your heart and home with a special needs pup, please ask for Tater tot. Don’t let her age or heartworm positive status keep you from meeting her. Treatment and a perfectly healthy heart are possible with the proper care. Staff will be happy to discuss her heartworm positive diagnosis and treatment.

Available tomorrow!Please call 910-937-1164 after 8:00am Tuesday to schedule an appointment.
03/01/2021

Available tomorrow!

Please call 910-937-1164 after 8:00am Tuesday to schedule an appointment.

Good afternoon shelter friends! We are on to a new month and hope March will bring lots of amazing adoption stories. Our...
03/01/2021

Good afternoon shelter friends! We are on to a new month and hope March will bring lots of amazing adoption stories.

Our big needs of the week are Diamond Maintenance dog food (found online or at Tractor Supply), HE laundry detergent and Clorox bleach.

Please call 910-937-1164, email [email protected] or message us here with any questions.

We’re so grateful to have such a wonder community that supports our work!

We also have an online wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

So many wonderful cats available today! Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.
02/24/2021

So many wonderful cats available today!

Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

***STILL AVAILABLE***These two sweet hound girls are available tomorrow ♥️ Meet Biscotti and Tater Tot!
02/22/2021

***STILL AVAILABLE***

These two sweet hound girls are available tomorrow ♥️ Meet Biscotti and Tater Tot!

Happy Adoption Day Luna!
02/20/2021

Happy Adoption Day Luna!

Happy Adoption Day, Jack!
02/19/2021

Happy Adoption Day, Jack!

DID YOU KNOW...?*Cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months *Cats can have three litters a season*Cats can become pre...
02/19/2021

DID YOU KNOW...?

*Cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months
*Cats can have three litters a season
*Cats can become pregnant again even when nursing another litter
*Over 40,000 cats were euthanized in NC shelters in 2019

Every year our cat condos (and those of shelters across the country) are filled with unwanted litters.

Now is the time to spay/neuter your cat to prevent unwanted litters!

Please help keep our kennels empty. Spay/neuter your pets.

If you need spay/neuter resources, please feel free to message us here or call 910-937-1164

*OCAS NEEDS OF THE WEEK*We get so many inquiries about what we need here at the shelter. We do appreciate everyone wanti...
02/18/2021

*OCAS NEEDS OF THE WEEK*

We get so many inquiries about what we need here at the shelter. We do appreciate everyone wanting to help. This week, our biggest needs are doggie waste bags, Royal Canin Mother & Babycat canned food (kitten season is fast approaching), strong benebone chew toys for our long term residents and Purina (yellow bag) kitten chow in any size.

Thank you to everyone that donates to help us care for our shelter friends. It truly makes a difference.

We are currently accepting no-contact donations at the shelter at 244 Georgetown Road during business hours (simply leave on the porch), or direct shipments from online retailers. For shop & ship option, we do have a convenient online wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share If you send a donation, please be sure to include a note so we may properly acknowledge your gift. If you require a tax receipt, please call 910-937-1164 and we will be happy to help.

Thank you!

We were very excited to have two big-hearted young citizens stop by today to steal a little snuggle time with our cats a...
02/18/2021

We were very excited to have two big-hearted young citizens stop by today to steal a little snuggle time with our cats and share some amazing news. Liam and Eden made dog treats over the holidays and sold them to their neighbors in order to raise money for our shelter friends. They raised $65 which they donated towards the adoption fees of some very lucky cats. Great job and thank you Liam and Eden!

Good morning OCAS friends. We received a wonderful package of litter, food, scratch pads and enrichment mats for our fel...
02/17/2021

Good morning OCAS friends.

We received a wonderful package of litter, food, scratch pads and enrichment mats for our feline friends today from the Montana Family. Thank you!

We also received an anonymous donation of puppy pads. We are starting to stock up for impending puppy and kitten season and these will be much needed. Thank you!

We are so grateful for the tremendous community support. We could not do what we do without you!

***ADOPTED***Meet Cookie, French Fry, Pretzel and Pizza! It’s a kitten kind of day today at OCAS ♥️ These four 4-month o...
02/16/2021

***ADOPTED***

Meet Cookie, French Fry, Pretzel and Pizza!

It’s a kitten kind of day today at OCAS ♥️ These four 4-month old cuties (you’re not seeing double, there are two tabbies and two black kittens), are available for adoption today!

Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

Onslow County Animal Services
02/15/2021

Onslow County Animal Services

Happy Adoption Day Kibbles!
02/12/2021

Happy Adoption Day Kibbles!

S'Mores - 8 month old, Flame Point Siamese, male
02/10/2021

S'Mores - 8 month old, Flame Point Siamese, male

*** Serious potential adopters welcome by appointment. Appointments by phone only (appointments will not be made by emai...
02/10/2021

*** Serious potential adopters welcome by appointment. Appointments by phone only (appointments will not be made by email or messenger). If you are interested in adopting, please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.*** For more information and a complete list of adoptable animals, please visit our website: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals. To meet our adoptable friends, please call the Onslow County Animal Shelter from 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:00 pm Saturday to schedule an appointment. All adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis. Adoption Fee: Kittens & Cats: $100 . Fees include spay/neuter, microchip, first set of vaccines, dewormer, 30-day flea & tick prevention and OCAS goody bag!.

*If you are adopting and are able, please bring a cat carrier to your appointment.

Daisy & Muffin. Available today! Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.
02/09/2021

Daisy & Muffin. Available today!

Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

ADOPTED!
02/08/2021

ADOPTED!

02/08/2021

Meet Marmalade! This sweet girl is 6 years old and loves pets and watching the neighborhood from the window seat. No one came by to see her this weekend and we would really love to see her go home.

If you would like to open your heart and home to a mature kitty, Marmalade will be available for adoption tomorrow (Tuesday).

Happy Adoption Day Jeb, Poppyseed, Sugar and Lavender!
02/06/2021

Happy Adoption Day Jeb, Poppyseed, Sugar and Lavender!

***ADOPTED***Meet Darius! Darius is a 2 year old Pit/Dachshund mix. Darius is a little low-rider Pittie and he’s as cute...
02/03/2021

***ADOPTED***
Meet Darius! Darius is a 2 year old Pit/Dachshund mix. Darius is a little low-rider Pittie and he’s as cute as can be. Darius is approximately 2 years old, 35 pounds, and an all-around happy-go-lucky pup. He would love a home with a big yard and fur siblings too.

Unfortunately, Darius has tested heartworm positive, so he will need a family who is willing and able to treat his heartworms so that he can have a happy, healthy heart. Staff is happy to answer any questions about heartworms and the necessary treatment.

We would love for you to meet our boy Darius. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

***OCAS NEEDS OF THE WEEK***These three items are our most needed items this week: Large bags of shredded cedar bedding,...
02/02/2021

***OCAS NEEDS OF THE WEEK***

These three items are our most needed items this week: Large bags of shredded cedar bedding, Purina kitten chow (any size) and Diamond Naturals small breed (purple bag, any size). We have also added several new enrichment items for the animals to our online list. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

No contact donations may be dropped on our porch during business hours Monday - Saturday. If you require assistance or a tax receipt, please call us upon your arrival.

Thank you OCAS friends!

*** Serious potential adopters welcome by appointment. Appointments by phone only (appointments will not be made by emai...
02/02/2021

*** Serious potential adopters welcome by appointment. Appointments by phone only (appointments will not be made by email or messenger). If you are interested in adopting, please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.*** For more information and a complete list of adoptable animals, please visit our website: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals. To meet our adoptable friends, please call the Onslow County Animal Shelter from 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:00 pm Saturday to schedule an appointment. All adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis. Adoption Fee: Kittens & Cats: $100 . Fees include spay/neuter, microchip, first set of vaccines, dewormer, 30-day flea & tick prevention and OCAS goody bag!.

*If you are adopting and are able, please bring a cat carrier to your appointment.

Meet George! 2 month old George is one of five cats/kittens available for adoption today. Please call 910-937-1164 to sc...
02/02/2021

Meet George! 2 month old George is one of five cats/kittens available for adoption today. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

So many thank yous to share today. Special thanks to Briana & the NC Excel 12 Seahawks class for the wonderful homemade ...
02/02/2021

So many thank yous to share today. Special thanks to Briana & the NC Excel 12 Seahawks class for the wonderful homemade rope toys, Creative Beaches for the many homemade cookie and muffin treats for our pups, to our USMC friends who have been collecting needed items from our wishlist, to the Hoopes family for again sending several items from our online wishlist, to Cathy Griswold for sending snack mats from our enrichment list, Vanessa Evans for sending much needed canned kitten food and to all that have stopped by with a donation. All donations, big and small are appreciated! Thank you!

*Due to your amazing generosity, we are not currently in need of any Purina Dog or Puppy Chow, blankets or towels (There are several other animal and community organizations that may accept them). If you would like to help, there are still several items that we can use. We now have a button located at the top of our page that connects directly to our online wish list, which is updated depending on our needs. Thank you again!

***ADOPTED TOGETHER***Meet our fluffiest cats Cupcake (black & white) and Steve (gray & white)! Cupcake and Steve are ap...
02/02/2021

***ADOPTED TOGETHER***

Meet our fluffiest cats Cupcake (black & white) and Steve (gray & white)! Cupcake and Steve are approximately 6 years old. They were brought to us at OCAS because their owner was moving. We imagine the shelter is a pretty confusing place for cats that have spent their lives together in a home environment. Steve and Cupcake are a bit shy, but very sweet. They are long-haired so will require a human who can keep up with their beautiful coats to keep them mat-free. We would love to keep these guys together.

Cupcake and Steve are available for adoption today. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

We would like to send a very big thank you and congratulations out to our young friend Cody. Cody organized a supply dri...
02/02/2021

We would like to send a very big thank you and congratulations out to our young friend Cody. Cody organized a supply drive for the shelter as part of earning his Eagle Scout award and brought us over 1300 pounds of food! Amazing work Cody!

Thanks to Cody and so many other wonderful donations, our pet food pantry is stocked up with Purina Dog and Puppy chow. Thank you all!

Happy Adoption Day Scarlett (formerly Lynn)!
01/27/2021

Happy Adoption Day Scarlett (formerly Lynn)!

Doug -1 year old, neutered male. Our shy guy Doug unfortunately came to us when his owner passed away. So he’s not only ...
01/27/2021

Doug -1 year old, neutered male.

Our shy guy Doug unfortunately came to us when his owner passed away. So he’s not only lost his human, but is now in a strange place. He takes a moment to warm up to new people, but give him an under-the-chin scratch and you’ll be fast friends. Doug loves snuggling in boxes and getting pets and scratches. Doug needs a patient family who will give him time to adjust.

A very big thank you to Miss Kelsie, who has made some wonderful fleece knot toys for our animal friends (she has quite ...
01/27/2021

A very big thank you to Miss Kelsie, who has made some wonderful fleece knot toys for our animal friends (she has quite the talent for it!) and to the Knauff Family for sending one of our wish list enrichment puzzles for our pups. We are excitedly looking forward to the grand opening of our new building and kennels that will allow us to provide toys and enrichment puzzles like these for our canine residents (our current drainage system does not allow for this). These Toys are perfect for keeping both our cats and dogs engaged, curious and happy while in our care.

Thank you Kelsie and Knauff Family!

Looking for a feline friend? You’re in luck! Our kitties Lynn, Doug and Ricky Bobby are looking for a family. Please cal...
01/26/2021

Looking for a feline friend? You’re in luck! Our kitties Lynn, Doug and Ricky Bobby are looking for a family. Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

* OCAS NEEDS OF THE WEEK***Good morning OCAS friends. We are running a bit low on these items if anyone would like to he...
01/26/2021

* OCAS NEEDS OF THE WEEK***

Good morning OCAS friends. We are running a bit low on these items if anyone would like to help. Our cat food pantry is very low - we have listed our preferred brands in the photos. We are also low on Diamond Maintenance dog food. Clorox bleach and STURDY paper towels are always a need as well.

We are accepting no-contact donations during business hours -simply drop on the front porch. If you require assistance or a tax receipt, please call 910-937-1164 upon your arrival.

Thanks to your help, our pantry shelves are stocked with Purina Dog & Puppy Chow. We do not need these items at this time.

We also have an online wishlist (with additional items) for those who are looking for easy shop & ship options: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

We appreciate all your help!

Address

244 Georgetown Rd
Jacksonville, NC
28540

General information

A full list of adoptable pets available at OCAS can be found at: https://nc-onslowcounty.civicplus.com/186/Animals Donations are gratefully accepted! View our wish list here:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(910) 455-0182

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