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
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 would like to remind residents to bring their pets inside during cold temperatures as freezing temperatures can be just as dangerous to animals as they are to humans. If you do leave your animals outside, make sure you provide adequate shelter with appropriate insulation and fresh water that is changed often to avoid freezing.