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
Note For Rescue Groups

If your rescue group would like any information or need to inquire about adopting an animal, please contact our Shelter Rescue Coordinator Regina Stone rstone@harnett.org or phone 910-814-2952.

Animal Shelter Not Accepting Dogs

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.

The Most Recent Additions to the Adoption List
Updated 1/21
Updated 1/20
Lab Mix
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Updated 1/20
Lab Mix
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Updated 1/21
Border Collie Mix
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