Animal Shelter
578 Laurel Hill Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-6025 or
Fax: (828) 287-6373

Community Pet Center Volunteer Office:
(828) 287-7738


 Animal Shelter Staff: 
Cpl. Brad Jones
(Animal Control Officer)

Ptl. Jordan Ray
(Animal Control Officer)

Sara Hartman 


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Rutherford County Animal Control
If you are interested in adopting an animal from the shelter 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 $60.00 for all dogs and cats. The cost includes your exam at the veterinarian's office, first rabies vaccine, first parvo/distemper vaccine, and the spay or neuter of the animal. The shelter hours are Monday thru Thursday 12:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. for adoptions only and Friday 10:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. for adoptions only. The shelter is closed on Saturday, Sundays, and major holidays.
RABIES CLINIC:  Starting in February, Animal Control will be having a rabies clinic at the shelter on the first Wednesday of every month in 2014 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  1 year vaccines will be available for $7.00

PLEASE if you need assistance on the animals that are in the shelter or the ones we have for adoption call the Community Pet Center volunteer office at  (828) 287-7738 after 12:00P.M.
"Be a part of our Vision" 
Please click on the link below to view pets available for adoption
"Animal Control and Community Animal Statistics"Community Pet Center