The Animal Operations Staff and Animal Services Officers are dedicated to furthering the public's knowledge about a variety of topics including the local animal control ordinance, rabies prevention, wildlife issues, responsible pet care and dog bite prevention. Please call (910) 947-2858 if your community group or class would be interested in coming to see us for a tour of the facility, or we'll be happy to come visit with you.
Please see the calendar below for current dates and locations of RABIES CLINICs.
Moore County Animal Emergency assistance Evacuation/Sheltering information is available through Department of Public Safety in Carthage (910) 947-6317.
Moore County Animal Services is responsible for enforcing North Carolina statues and the county ordinance pertaining to animals. Animal Service Officers cooperate with local law enforcement in fulfilling this duty.
Other services provided include:
- Investigation of animal bites and quarantine of any dog or cat suspected of having rabies
- Canvasses for the propose of ascertaining compliance with rabies statutes
- Investigation of animal cruelty or neglect
- Investigation of nuisance animal reports
- Investigation of vicious or dangerous dog incidents
- Impoundment of stray domestic animals
Animal Services does not respond to reports of nuisance wildlife unless there is an immediate threat to public health and safety.
Animal Services operates during normal business hours of 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday though Friday. An On Call Officer is available for emergency situation thru 911 after hours and on the weekends and holidays. The On Call Policy is listed below:
Animal Services On Call Policy
Due to the serious nature of rabies and the possibility of transmission through animal bites etc., Animal Services will provide limited service after regular working hours. After hours is defined as Monday through Friday from 5:00 PM ‑‑ 8:00 AM as well as weekends and holidays.
After hours, Moore County Animal Services:
Should be called and will respond to:
l . Animal bites to humans
2. Bats inside sleeping quarters
3. Domestic animals that have physical contact with wild animals
Should not be called and will not respond to:
l . Snakes, etc in living or sleeping quarters
2. Vicious dogs or strays
3. Barking dogs
4. Police assistance (except as listed above in “…will respond to”)
5. Wild animals walking across yards
6. Bats in attics or open carports
7. Animals under houses or in trees
8. Injured owned dogs and cats in need of transportation to on call veterinarians
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available! Don't wait another day! It's as easy as filling out a short application. Please contact Animal Operations at (910) 947-2858 to find out more information.
If you are a concerned citizen, please join us in addressing this need in our community. A program of financial assistance consisting of state funding, grant assistance and a community based donation fund helps our neighbors in need prevent unwanted litters. Please consider a contribution to the FIX'Moore fund. Click here for more information. Access FIX'M Flyer