The County of Harnett Animal Services mission is to protect the health and safety of citizens, advocate animal protection / welfare and promote the humane treatment of all animals.
Animal Services has two separate but equal divisions that work together to carry out our mission. Animal control efforts are concentrated on rabies control and public safety through enforcement of the County’s Animal Control Ordinance, capture of non-immunized dogs and cats, and gaining control of roaming livestock.
The Shelter division's efforts are concentrated on the special attention to safety, well-being and health of animals in the shelter’s charge. Additionally, the Shelter division oversees vaccination, adoptions and shelter volunteer programs.
Current Animal Services Operating Hours are 8am - 5 pm.
Shelter is open for Public Adoptions & Drop Offs on:
Mon, Tues, Th & Fri: 1 pm - 4 pm
Shelter is open for Public Adoptions Only on:
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Drop box not available on Saturdays, Sundays & County Observed Holidays
1 Year Rabies Vaccination Given by appointment only!
Mon, Tues, Th & Fri: 11 am - 11:45 am
Currently, the staff consists of a Program Manager, four Officers, and two Shelter Attendants.
Animal Control Ordinance
The purpose of this ordinance is to protect citizens from rabies, regulate dogs and other nuisance animals, to insure humane treatment, and promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
Harnett County Animal Services has posted the new Rescue Agreement Application and Information Form on the website in the Policies/Applications Link. Please print and complete the forms. Either email, postal mail ( PO Box 940 Lillington, NC 27546) or hand carry the forms to Harnett County Animal Shelter for preapproval review. Although we will not institute the entire policy until formal approval, we’ll at least get the application portion on the way.
Harnett County Animal Shelter will be closed Saturday May 27, 2017 and Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.