Animal Control

General Information

The Animal Control division is responsible for investigating animal cruelty, enforcing existing animal control laws, further investigating animal bites, enforcing rabies tag violations and managing stray animals.

The Animal Shelter is for the citizens of Cabarrus County to use, but is not a pet boarding facility. Location: 244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord

Phone: 704-920-3288

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Tuesday, 12 - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday, 12 - 4:30 pm

Viewing Animals

Stray animals at the shelter may be viewed two ways:

  1. Online at lost and found
  2. Visiting the shelter

Fines and Fees

There are fines and fees associated with reclaiming an animal.

  1. Fines for violation of the leash law in section 10-6 of the animal control ordinances
  2. Fees associated with reclaiming an animal: boarding (cost of food, water and cleaning supplies) and vaccines

The shelter accepts cash, check, visa or mastercard.

Shelter Closings

Visit the calendar to view all shelter events, including closings

Vaccine Information

The shelter administers vaccines on a case by case basis. Dogs receive parvo and kennel cough. Cats receive parvo. These vaccines prevent sickness and maintain a healthy environment for all animals at the shelter.

Wildlife Information

Animal Control does not remove wildlife from basements, crawl spaces, attics, drains or natural habitats. NC State Wildlife provides all wildlife trapping rules, and can be reached at 1-800-662-7137.

Rabies Clinic

Monthly rabies clinics are offered by Carolina Value Mobile Pet Care. View the vaccine clinic schedule and prices, or call 704-288-8620.