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Animal Control

 

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 5, 2019 BURKE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL IS NO LONGER INVOLVED WITH THE OPERATION OF THE BURKE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER.

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SHELTER, ADOPTIONS, OR SURRENDERING ANIMALS PLEASE CONTACT BURKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES AT 828-438-5465

 

 

 

Burke County Animal Control

150 Government Drive

Morganton, NC 28655

 

Hours of Operations

Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

 

Phone: (828) 764-9512

 

 

The Burke County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division is made up of four sworn Deputies who have full powers of arrest. The division is tasked with responding to animal complaints throughout Burke County including responding to reports of animal bites and investigating reports of animal abuse and neglect.

 

Animal Control does not handle wildlife calls, those calls should be directed to the

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at 1-800-662-7137.

 

 

Burke County Animal Control responds to all animal complaint calls in Burke County unless you live in the following locations in which case please contact the agency listed for your location:

 

City of Morganton

MDPS Animal Control: (828) 584-2627

 

 

Town of Glen Alpine

Glen Alpine PD: (828) 584-7279

 

Town of Valdese

Valdese Animal Control: (828) 879-2128

Town of Rhodhiss

Rhodhiss Public Works: (828) 396-8400

 

 

 

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer questions you might have about Animal Control Services

 

 

Additional Links:

Burke County Animal Ordinance

 

Spay& Neuter Resources

 

North Carolina Animal Welfare Section

 

North Carolina Animal Welfare Act

 

North Carolina Rabies Control Laws

 

North Carolina Laws Pertaining to Dog Bites