Animal Control Services

Animal Control Services is responsible for programs that are designed to protect the public from health concerns and nuisances associated with dangerous animals. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Animal Control staff:
  • Respond to reports of potentially rabid animals, dangerous dogs, loose dogs and cats, and animal cruelty.
  • Apprehend potentially rabid animals and coordinate with state officials to determine if the animal is rabid and eliminate the public health concern.
Dangerous dogs are subject to special restrictions and Animal Control staff are charged with enforcing these regulations.

County Animal Shelter

Loose dogs and cats are apprehended and delivered to the Carteret County Animal Shelter, located on Hibbs Road for reclamation by its owner, adoption, or euthanization. The Carteret County Animal Shelter is operated by the Carteret County Humane Society, under contract with the county.