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

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.

Important Announcements
Animal Shelter Not Accepting Cats

The Animal Shelter is not accepting cats the shelter is at capacity with cats at this time. Check back for updates of when the shelter will be able to accept cats again. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Livestock Auction

Animal Services is offering for auction Pony about 4-5 Years old Stallion.

No information on past history of training.

Auction Date: June 6, 2016

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

Livestock Auction

Animal Services is offering for auction Potbelly pig female 3 months old very friendly

There is a Reserve set of $30.00

Auction Date: May 26, 2016

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

Animal Shelter Closed

The Animal Shelter will be closed Monday May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.


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