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 will implement in the very near future a pre-release spay and neuter program. All dogs and cats of the age 6 months and older when adopted will be spay/neuter before they leave the shelter. The fees are as follows no waiving of fees.
Total Cost For Adoption:
Total Cost for Adoption: DOGS < 75 LBS $106.00
The Animal Shelter is not accepting dogs the shelter is at capacity with dogs at this time. Check back for updates of when the shelter will be able to accept dogs again. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
The Animal Shelter is not accepting cats the shelter is at capacity with cats at this time. Check back for updates of when the shelter will be able to accept cats again. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Animal Services will be in Erwin October 1, 2016 for the Erwin Denim Days Celebration offering 1 year rabies vaccinations at a cost of $ 6.00 and information material. The Animal Shelter will be open 9:30 am till 12:30 pm.
Animal Services will be in Coats October 8, 2016 for the Coats Farmers Days Celebration offering 1 year rabies vaccinations at a cost of $ 6.00 and information material. The Animal Shelter will be open 9:30 am till 12:30 pm