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Animal Control


Animal Control
Moore County Animal Control is responsible for
enforcing North Carolina statues and the county ordinance pertaining to animals. Animal Control 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 Control does not respond to reports of nuisance wildlife unless there is an immediate threat to public health and safety.
Animal Control 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 Control On Call Policy

Due to the serious nature of rabies and the possibility of transmission through animal bites etc., Animal Control 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 Control:

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



Rabies Clinics
Moore County Animal Control holds several Rabies Clinics annually. One year shots are administered for a five dollar fee.