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Animal Control

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Animal Control Ordinance Changes
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Animal Related Emergencies/Immediate Response:
Our Animal Control Unit responds to calls for service throughout the city.  If you require immediate assistance with an animal related issue, please contact (252) 633-2020, or if its an emergency, please call 911. 

General Inquiries Related to Animal Control Issues:
If you have an animal related question or need general information related to the Animal Control function, send them an email by clicking this link.  Please do not use email for emergency communication purposes. If you wish to leave a message for the Animal Control Unit, please call (252) 672-4215.

Additional Contact Numbers:
Craven/Pamlico County Animal Shelter (252)637-4606
To report injured wildlife (252)638-4646

Revision to Animal Control Ordinance:
Section 6- 2. Definitions.
Unless otherwise specifically provided, or unless clearly required by the context, the words and phrases defined in this ordinance shall have the meaning indicated below:

16) Tethering means tying out or fastening a dog outdoors on a rope, chain or other type of line for holding a dog. This shall not include tying out or fastening a dog outdoors on an attended leash.

To view the Ordinance Amending Chapter 6 Animals (Animal Control Ordinance) adopted in 2017 click here.

Click here to find out how to recognize the signs of rabies infection in your pet and what to do if a human is exposed.