Harnett County,
North Carolina

Animal Services 

Welcome to Animal Services

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.

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Important Announcements
Important Announcement!!!
Harnett County Animal Services needs your help in adopting dogs and cats currently at the Harnett County Animal Shelter. The shelter is currently at capacity in terms of dogs and is nearing capacity in terms of cats. This is preventing Animal Services from addressing the backlog of service requests in the county until there is space.
The dogs and cats currently in the shelter need to be adopted as soon as possible. Without your help, Animal Services will be forced to take measures to reduce the shelter population. Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for the public through next Monday Dec. 18 to get as many of these animals adopted as possible. Please help us by sharing this post and getting the word out.
For more information about Animal Shelter hours or to view animals currently up for adoption, go to http://www.harnett.org/ac/.

Livestock Auction

Horse Auction!! Click the above link for more information!!

Auction Date: December 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Property may be viewed 30 minutes prior to the time of auction

  • All scheduled auctions start at 1:30pm
  • This auction will be held at 1100 Mckay Place, Lillington NC 27546
  • Auction dates, times and sale items are subject to change.
  • For more information contact Steve Berube at (910) 814-2952

The Most Recent Additions to the Adoption List
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