Animal Control Facility

578 Laurel Hill Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

(828) 287-6025
Fax: (828) 287-6373


Animal Control Enforcement
(828) 288-4041

Cpl. Brad Jones
(Animal Control Officer)

Ptl. Sarah Hartman 
(Animal Control Officer & Administrative Support)

Ptl. Jeff Burgess
(Animal Control Officer)

Lt. Leon Godlock, Supervisor
(828) 287-6395


Community Pet Center

Volunteer Office

(828) 287-7738


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Rutherford County Animal Control Facility and Operations

If you are interested in adopting an animal from the Animal Control Facility you will need to come by and select an animal. After choosing the animal, you must fill out the adoption contract stating that you will take the animal to the veterinarian of your choice. The cost of the adoption is $80.00 for all unaltered dogs and cats. The cost includes your Wellness exam at the veterinarian's office, first rabies vaccine, first parvo/distemper vaccine, and the spay or neuter of the animal.  The adoption fee for an altered animal is $20.


Hours of Operation for the Animal Control Facility

       Monday - Friday:  11:00 am to 4:00 pm for adoptions, intake and return to owners.
       No "Over-The-Counter" intake of cats or dogs after 3:30 pm.
       Open First & Third Saturdays:  
               February 6th, February 20th, March 5th, and March 19th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
       Closed on Sundays and on all major holidays.


The Community Pet Center (CPC) hours of operation are:

       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
        Closed on Thursdays
       Open First & Third Saturdays:
                February 6th, February 20th, March 5th, and March 19th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm
       No Over-the-Counter intake of Cats or Dogs after 12 pm




One year Rabies Vaccine Vouchers will be available for $15.00

PLEASE  if you need assistance on the animals that are in the Animal Control Facility or the ones we have for adoption call the Community Pet Center volunteer office at  (828) 287-7738 after 12:00 P.M.


Hill's Pet Nutrition


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Please click on the link below to view pets available for adoption

Adoptable Dogs

Adoptable Cats

Lost Dogs

Lost Cats


"Animal Control and Community Animal Statistics"

Community Pet Center


Maddie's Fund Grant Information