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.
The Annual Rabies Clinic will be held at the Animal Services Animal Shelter May 2- May 3, 2015 Starting at 1:00pm-3:00pm a 1 year vaccination will be the only vaccination given at the clinic. If you want a 3 year vaccination you will need to carry your pet to a vet. The cost of the 1 year vaccination will be $ 6.00.
Animal Services has started a new spay and neuter program. If a rescue organization wants the spay and neuter fee waived then the organization must fill out and sign the Rescue Application Agreement form that can be found in the Policies / Application Link. The form can then be faxed ( 910-814-0438) emailed, or hand carried to Animal Services Animal Shelter. Keep in mind if the form is not filled out, signed, and placed on file the spay and neuter fee will not be waived. NOTE : If your organization has anyone local that is authorized to pull animals, you will need to attach their names to the Application Form. If you have already filled out the form and returned it to Animal Services please be sure you have provided an updated list with all approved pullers for the rescue.We will also not authorize one time pullers. It will be will the responsibility of the rescue organizations to keep all list up to date. We will not accept same day applications.
Animal Services has started a new spay and neuter program . The cost is $70.00 for spay/neuter voucher to be use at any participating veterinarians, in addition to the $30.00 Adoption fee and the $6.00 Rabies vaccination. The spay and neuter voucher is good for all dogs and male cats 6 months and older only!