Animal Control

The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter is located at 244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord. It is off of HWY 49 South. The Animal Control Division is responsible for investigating animal cruelty, enforcing existing Animal Control Laws, and managing stray animals. The Animal Shelter now administers vaccines to all animals brought to the shelter. Dogs receive a kennel cough and parvo vaccine. Cats receive and FVRCP (feline parvo) vaccine. This helps with preventing sickness and maintains a healthy environment for all the animals. Animal Control now hosts a monthly rabies clinic at the shelter. You can check the calendar for dates of the clinic. All rabies shots are 10.00 with 1.00 being donated to the Humane Society of Concord. 
The Cabarrus County Shelter is for the citizens of Cabarrus County to use. You must have a current NC drivers license showing your Cabarrus county address when coming to the shelter to do business. If you do not have a NC license but are a resident of NC and Cabarrus county, you may use your out of state license for a picture ID and you may use the following for proof of residency.
  • a current utility bill
  • a current insurance registration
  • a current pay stub​
  • a current lease/rental agreement

The shelter is open to the public Monday - Friday from 12pm- 4:30pm. 
These are the times when: 
  • A Stray animal may be dropped off
  • Traps can be checked out
  • Traps are returned
  • Animals may be reclaimed by their owner
Animals that are SURRENDERED by their OWNER are taken on Monday and Tuesday ONLY from 12pm-4:30pm.

There are fines and fees associated with reclaiming an animal. For violation of the leash law in section 10-6 of the animal control ordinances, the fines are as follows:
  • 1st offense 50.00 fine
  • 2nd offense 150.00 fine
  • 3rd offense 250.00 fine
Fees associated with reclaiming an animal are as follows:
  • 8.00 per day boarding fee
  • 10.00 vaccination fee for dogs
  • 5.00 vaccination fee for cats
All adoptions and rescue efforts are coordinated by the Humane Society of Concord. Weekday adoption hours are 2pm-5pm. Weekend adoption hours are Sat. 12-4 and Sun. 2-4. Animals available for adoption may only be seen during adoption hours. The Humane Society of Concord is NOT open for taking animals or reclaiming animals. That can only be done when the shelter is open to the public. 


If you have questions regarding the trapping and removal of wildlife, please call the NC State Wildlife Department at 1-919-707-0070.