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: (June 23, 2017)
We have received a report that a puppy adopted out the Harnett County shelter is positive for parvo. Staff are following protocols to disinfect and isolate. Please take precautions if you adopted puppies from the shelter June 13 – 22, 2017.
Until further notice all Cat and Kitten adoptions to the public and rescues are on hold.
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.
Harnett County Animal Services Will be hosting a Animal Health Fair July 15, 2017 from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm on East Front Street Lillington. The event is intened to provide an opportunity for the citzens to meet and greet with local veterinary facilities, buissness, non-profit animal rescues and Harnett County Animals Services. All pets must be on a leash.