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.
Notice: (July 18, 2017)
We have received a report that one adult dog adopted out the Harnett County shelter on July 13, 2017 is positive for kennel cough. Staff are following protocols to isolate, treat when needed and monitor.
Harnett County Animal Services seeks trusted agents for ensuring animals released from Harnett County Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered. Harnett County Animal Services as a trusted partner to approved animal rescues, will waive the spay/neuter requirements for animal before release from the shelter. In addition, Harnett Animal Services offers vaccinations, testing and microchipping to both rescues and other adopters. All other fees remain in effect.
The new spay and neuter program will take effect July 17, 2017. All animals 4 months and older will be spay and neutered before they leave the shelter. With this new program are new spay and neuter, vaccination, feline test, canine test, wormer and microchip fees. Click on the Adoption Fee link to see all fees.