Onslow County Animal Services

Onslow County Animal Services Adoption Hours:Tues. - Fri. 12-5, Sat.10-3:30 Adoption Fees: Dogs $140, Cats $100. Includes core vaccines, HW test for dogs, spay/neuter, 30-day flea & tick prevention, microchip & OCAS goody bag. Rabies Clinic every Wed - Fri.- 12 to 5pm. 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

If anyone is able to donate, our dog food supply is getting low. We use Diamond Maintenance and Purina Dog Chow. We are ...
09/20/2020

If anyone is able to donate, our dog food supply is getting low. We use Diamond Maintenance and Purina Dog Chow.

We are now accepting no-contact drop offs during business hours (anyone requiring a tax receipt should call ahead). We also have an online wishlist for those who prefer to send their donation directly to the shelter.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

Thank you for your support!

Meet Clove! We know this picture is confusing. We do not adopt out ladybugs, but Clove IS a little lovebug. Our beautifu...
09/18/2020

Meet Clove! We know this picture is confusing. We do not adopt out ladybugs, but Clove IS a little lovebug. Our beautiful brindle girl Clove is a 3 year old Pittie. She is about 45 pounds, loves human attention, enjoys the company of other dogs and loves cookies 🍪 Dog cookies that is...

If you would like to meet Clove, she is available for adoption tomorrow. You may call after 8am to schedule an appointment 910-937-1164

So many adorable kittens!
09/18/2020

So many adorable kittens!

Onslow County Animal Services
09/18/2020

Onslow County Animal Services

It was a gloomy, rainy day, but our sweet little girl Cloudy got to go home today. ♥️
09/18/2020

It was a gloomy, rainy day, but our sweet little girl Cloudy got to go home today. ♥️

We were so excited when our friends from Fish Cave stopped by yesterday! For the past couple months Fish Cave has been s...
09/17/2020

We were so excited when our friends from Fish Cave stopped by yesterday!

For the past couple months Fish Cave has been selling masks to benefit the shelter. They raised nearly $900(!) and asked for our wish list and brought us all these amazing toys, treats, needed food and supplies.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a mask and to everyone at the Fish Cave for giving our pets such an amazing gift ❤️

* The animals are really loving their toys!

***AMAZING NEWS ALERT***Chloe has been adopted! A very big thank you to Susan, Chloe’s weekend foster mom for giving her...
09/16/2020

***AMAZING NEWS ALERT***

Chloe has been adopted!

A very big thank you to Susan, Chloe’s weekend foster mom for giving her some much needed downtime from the shelter, lots of TLC and helping us share more about her to help her find a family. We would also like to thank the Burel family for sponsoring Chloe’s adoption fee (as well as two other heartworm positive pups) so that her family could put the fee amount towards her heartworm treatment. We are so lucky to have so many caring and generous supporters ♥️

Happy Adoption Day Chloe!

*** Serious potential adopters welcome by appointment. Appointments by phone only (appointments will not be made by emai...
09/16/2020

*** 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: Cats & kittens $100. Fees include spay/neuter, microchip, first set of vaccines, dewormer, 30-day flea & tick prevention and OCAS goody bag!.

*** 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: Cats & kittens $100. Fees include spay/neuter, microchip, first set of vaccines, dewormer, 30-day flea & tick prevention and OCAS goody bag!.

For those of you following her foster home adventures, Chloe has had lots of fun but is ready to give adoption hours at ...
09/16/2020

For those of you following her foster home adventures, Chloe has had lots of fun but is ready to give adoption hours at the shelter another try. Chloe is a great dog, full of wags, friend to pups and adoring of human attention. Today was her first day in a crate and she did great! Chloe lives playing in the yard and curling up for a good nap. She would love a home with room to run, ample attention and a cozy bed.

If you’ve not met our Chloe, she’s an approximately 3 year old hound. She’s about 40 pounds and has tested heartworm positive. Her new family will need to get her the treatment she needs for a healthy heart. Staff will be happy to answer any questions. Chloe’s foster fur-sibling Winnie was recently adopted from the shelter. She is heartworm positive too, but she is receiving the necessary treatment and is on her way to being heartworm free.

If you would like to meet Chloe, you may call after 8am Wednesday to schedule an appointment. We’re crossing our fingers that Chloe’s perfect family will take her home.

Appointment # 910-937-1164

Meet Ruby! Runy is a three year old hound. She is 38 pounds, loves people and playtime in the yard and is a good-natured...
09/15/2020

Meet Ruby! Runy is a three year old hound. She is 38 pounds, loves people and playtime in the yard and is a good-natured girl. Ruby is heartworm positive and will need a family who is able to treat her.

Meet Genevieve! This calico beauty is a bit shy in our condos and we think she would do best in a quiet home. Genevieve ...
09/15/2020

Meet Genevieve! This calico beauty is a bit shy in our condos and we think she would do best in a quiet home. Genevieve is approximately 3 years old, lives hanging out in our window seat, playing with her reflection and snuggling her lamb baby. Genevieve is a curious, affectionate girl and we would love to see her find a family today.

If you are interested in meeting Genevieve, please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment.

Chloe is staying one more day at her foster home and will be back at the shelter on Wednesday. We hope she’ll have some ...
09/15/2020

Chloe is staying one more day at her foster home and will be back at the shelter on Wednesday. We hope she’ll have some interested potential adopters.

She would like everyone to know she has a lot of terrific friends who will be looking for a family tomorrow. You can view them on our website: http://www.onslowcountync.gov/187/Adoptable-Dogs

Good morning and happy brand new week from our girl Chloe! While her first night in her foster home was a little disorie...
09/14/2020

Good morning and happy brand new week from our girl Chloe! While her first night in her foster home was a little disorienting for her, Chloe has clearly figured out how to dog bed and only woke once last night to go out and then was up and ready for breakfast this morning. 🙂

We’re so grateful to have such wonderful fosters willing to help our shelter friends. If you are interested in becoming an OCAS foster, we are always in need. Please email our program coordinators at [email protected]

Chloe
09/14/2020

Chloe

***PUPDATE***Chloe is settling in (it can be difficult to transition from shelter time to real world time) at her foster...
09/13/2020

***PUPDATE***

Chloe is settling in (it can be difficult to transition from shelter time to real world time) at her foster’s. We now know that she takes her treats gently, does well eating when in proximity to her foster siblings, and she doesn’t jump or counter surf (bonus points for a hound). She has been enjoying a lazy Sunday, exploring the yard and napping in all the cozy spots (there are so many!) in the house and even taking a field trip for a pup cup. We’re not sure she understands how to dog bed quite yet, she does alert her foster when she needs to go outside. Chloe did well during the storm and is surprisingly calm for a hound who has been cooped up at the shelter. She has reacted well when Winnie, the resident senior pup (and boss lady) put her in her place. All in all, Chloe is a good-natured, well-behaved girl. She’s very much enjoying her time as part of a family.

09/13/2020

Good morning from Chloe (and OCAS alumni and fantastic foster sibling Evee)!

Chloe loves being around other dogs. She would love a family where she can join the pack and have lots of playmates. A big, fenced yard to run would be great too!

If you have been following our page, you’ll know that our girl Harriet (who went home today!) has a fellow heartworm pos...
09/13/2020

If you have been following our page, you’ll know that our girl Harriet (who went home today!) has a fellow heartworm positive hound buddy named Chloe. They had both been with us for several weeks and over that time have become playmates. We were ecstatic for Harriet to be chosen today, but at the same time were worried that Chloe was beginning to shut down after so much time at the shelter.

With that in mind, we reached out to Susan, one of our fosters who has been taking some of our long term residents for weekend field trips. She was more than happy to stop by and break Chloe out of the shelter.

Chloe was so excited and we will be checking in with her over the weekend to see how she is fitting in with the resident pack. Not only will Chloe get a needed vacation from the shelter environment, but it will allow us to learn a little more about her behaviors and what kind of adoptive home might be best for her.

Check back with us tomorrow for more Chloe adventures 😊

***AMAZING NEWS ALERT***Our sweet Harriet was FINALLY chosen. Happy Adoption Day Harriet ♥️♥️♥️
09/12/2020

***AMAZING NEWS ALERT***

Our sweet Harriet was FINALLY chosen. Happy Adoption Day Harriet ♥️♥️♥️

Happy Adoption Day Brownie! She is going home to live with her new fur brother (and OCAS alumni) Bagel ♥️ Spending today...
09/12/2020

Happy Adoption Day Brownie! She is going home to live with her new fur brother (and OCAS alumni) Bagel ♥️

Spending today at OCAS makes a person kinda hungry... 😄

Happy Adoption Day T-Bone!
09/12/2020

Happy Adoption Day T-Bone!

Happy Adoption Day Meatball!
09/12/2020

Happy Adoption Day Meatball!

09/12/2020

ALL APPOINTMENTS FOR PUPPIES ARE TAKEN

We received tremendous interest in our puppies this morning and all appointments are taken and a wait list is complete.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in our other shelter friends (View then here: http://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals ) but there are no openings for puppies at this time. Please help us keep our phone line open for others.

***ALL PUPPIES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED*** IMPORTANT PUPPY ANNOUNCEMENT***Meet T-Bone, Angus, Porkchop, Meatball and Hambone! W...
09/11/2020

***ALL PUPPIES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED***

IMPORTANT PUPPY ANNOUNCEMENT***

Meet T-Bone, Angus, Porkchop, Meatball and Hambone! We can’t stand the cuteness! These two-month old Hound/Retriever boys are full of wags, wiggles and puppy kisses and they are ready to go home. All five pups will be available for adoption tomorrow (Saturday) by appointment. Appointments are first call, first serve, so make sure to reserve your time early. We begin taking calls at 8am. Please be patient and kind to our staffers. We spend early morning on animal care and cleaning as well as doing our best answering the phones. If you don’t get through at first, please try again. 910-937-1164

All dog/puppy adoptions are $140 and include core vaccinations, basic dewormer, 30 day flea and tick prevention, heartworm test, spay/neuter, microchip and OCAS goody bag. *Puppy smell included FREE!

Not looking for a puppy? We have lots of wonderful dogs and cats looking for love. You may view all available animals on our website: http://www.onslowcountync.gov/186/Animals

***ADOPTED***Meet Norman! This sweet ball of fluff is available for adoption today! Bunny adoption fee is $25
09/11/2020

***ADOPTED***
Meet Norman! This sweet ball of fluff is available for adoption today! Bunny adoption fee is $25

Good morning OCAS friends! OCAS is at cat-pacity! Since the beginning of the year we have seen non-stop cats and kittens...
09/11/2020

Good morning OCAS friends!

OCAS is at cat-pacity! Since the beginning of the year we have seen non-stop cats and kittens come our way. Thanks to our terrific fosters, rescue partners and adopters, we have seen nearly 700 cats/kittens safely out of the facility (We have nine terrific cats & kittens available for adoption today!). But that takes a lot of care and supplies. We have been going through our kitten supplies especially at a record pace. If anyone would like to help, we have an immediate need for KMR kitten formula, Fancy Feast canned kitten food (Turkey) and Purina Kitten Chow (any size).

We accept no-contact donations on our porch during business hours (please call if you need a tax receipt or assistance) and we also have an online wish list for easy shop and ship to the shelter donations: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

If you are able to help, any and all donations are so very much appreciated. Thank you!

Our friends from Pawville Bakery brought our pups some tasty treats. 100% pup approved!
09/10/2020

Our friends from Pawville Bakery brought our pups some tasty treats. 100% pup approved!

***ADOPTED*** Meet Gaston! He's a 4 month old, neutered, playful kitten. You may see his ears are a bit different, but t...
09/10/2020

***ADOPTED***
Meet Gaston! He's a 4 month old, neutered, playful kitten. You may see his ears are a bit different, but that's just because he is an American Curl. Gaston is a happy, affectionate young cat and he would love to break out of the shelter condos and go home with you today!

Happy Wednesday! We have so much to be thankful for today. Thank you to Stephanie Clemons for sending Diamond Dog Food a...
09/09/2020

Happy Wednesday!

We have so much to be thankful for today. Thank you to Stephanie Clemons for sending Diamond Dog Food and Sensitive Stomach Cat food our way! Thank you to Amy Laur for the kitten snugglers, to Pawville Bakery for stopping by with some adorable puppy treats for our shelter friends and for our adoption goody bags and thank you to the anonymous donor who sends us a Chewy package every month. We are sending a very special thank you and Happy Birthday to 8 year old Emmy who collected donations for our shelter friends on her special day. We are so lucky to have you supporting us!

Our most needed items this week are Purina Cat Naturals Cat food, Diamond Maintenance Dog food and Purina kitten Chow or Kitten Naturals and Fancy Feast canned kitten (Turkey flavor). We are now accepting no-contact donations on the shelter porch during business hours (please call if you require a tax receipt) if you shop locally, and are always happy to accept donations shipped to the shelter (244 Georgetown Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540). You can visit our online wish list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36Q2K58I9OTMN?ref_=wl_share

09/08/2020
Nifty

Does anyone crafty want to make us some fancy cat collars that our feline friends can wear for picture time?

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Yet another weekend has passed without our girls Chloe and Harriet finding a family. Extended life in the shelter can be...
09/08/2020

Yet another weekend has passed without our girls Chloe and Harriet finding a family. Extended life in the shelter can be difficult, especially for young, playful pups. Our kennel staff is making sure they get exercise time and attention and Chloe and Harriet especially love playtime together.

Harriet and Chloe have tested positive for heartworms. Though it is an extra commitment for any adoptive family, heartworms can be treated and we have had so much success placing HW positive pups into homes who helped them get the treatment needed to have a happy, healthy heart.

If you are looking for a happy-go-lucky, affectionate, playful, loyal friend. If you would like to help a dog on her way to a healthy heart. If you appreciate an active, quirky (and yes, sometime stubborn) personality, then Chloe or Harriet May be the pup for you.

Please call 910-937-1164 to schedule an appointment to meet our OCAS friends.

Animal Services is closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September 8th for regula...
09/07/2020

Animal Services is closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September 8th for regular business hours.

Please enjoy some terrific adoption photos. We are glad to have the opportunity to help these guys (and more!) find a family ❤️

***ADOPTED***These two cuties are available for adoption today!
09/05/2020

***ADOPTED***
These two cuties are available for adoption today!

1 year old Sage is a playful, happy, energetic boy. Sage loves meeting new people and gives lots of love and kisses to h...
09/04/2020

1 year old Sage is a playful, happy, energetic boy. Sage loves meeting new people and gives lots of love and kisses to his people. If you are looking for an active canine friend to share in your adventures, Sage may be the pup for you!

Life at the shelter can be tough for a heartworm positive hound. Just ask Chloe and Harriet. These two sweet girls have ...
09/04/2020

Life at the shelter can be tough for a heartworm positive hound. Just ask Chloe and Harriet. These two sweet girls have been with us for weeks and barely anyone has shown any interest. People frequently ask us, “well aren’t they just hunting dogs?” We often talk about our bully breed friends being misunderstood, but so too are our hounds. Hounds are silly, quirky, lovable and loyal. While it’s true many of them come to us never having known life as a house dog, with love and patience they can learn what it’s like to be part of a family, snuggle in a bed and just be a dog. Harriet and Chloe are playful, happy girls who love to run in the yard and go wherever there snoots lead them. We hate that they have been at OCAS so long and thought we could raise their spirits with a play date. Special thanks to Emma and Juliet for allowing these babies a little time out from the shelter environment.

Both Chloe and Harriet are heartworm positive and will need a family who can commit to getting them treatment. Staff is happy to speak with any potential adopters about heartworms and the treatment they will need for a healthy heart.

Harriet and Chloe have been let down by humans, but they haven’t let that break their spirit. They are so deserving of a happily ever after. If you would like to meet Chloe or Harriet, please call 910-937-1164 after 8:00am to schedule an appointment. We would love to see these girls go home.

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

Tuesday 12:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:30
Thursday 12:00 - 18:30
Friday 12:00 - 18:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(910) 455-0182

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