Animal Control

Our Mission:

Our Mission:
To provide Rutherford County with Animal Control services including:

Stray animal pick-up
Bite case investigation
Cruelty investigation
Animal nuisance complaints
Animal reclaims and adoptions
Rabies Vaccines and Rabies Control
To provide assistance and information to others whose purposes are consistent with the purpose of Rutherford County Animal Control Services

To inform the public on the importance of spaying and neutering in order to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals

Form networks with local and regional rescue groups to increase adoption rates

To overall improve the quality of life for the animals of Rutherford County through information and by reducing the dog and cat overpopulation


Contact information:
     Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
     Phone: 828-287-6025
     Physical Address: 578 Laurel Hill Dr. Rutherfordton, NC 28139
     Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1957 Rutherfordton, NC 28139

**For emergency, please call dispatch at: 828-286-2911**