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Rabies Vaccination

North Carolina Law: "The owner of every dog and cat over four months of age shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies." In Cumberland County, the owners of dog and cats which have not been vaccinated in accordance with this law are subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $100.

Immunization Information

To remain properly immunized, a dog or cat must receive two rabies vaccinations one year apart, then one vaccination every three years thereafter.

The Department of Public Health's Environmental Division holds Rabies Vaccination Clinics in the spring and fall.

Fee: $10 per Dog or Cat
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For Rabies Prevention

    DOs ...
  • Do keep wild animals out of your home. Secure doors and windows, cap chimneys with screens, and close any openings in foundations, porches, basements and attics.
  • Do Stay away from strays and other people's pets.
  • Do confine your pet to your property.
  • Do secure trash and store garbage and pet food in animal-proof containers.
  • Do spay or neuter your pet.
  • Do have your animals vaccinated.
  • Do save your pets' vaccination certificates.
  • Do treat all animal bites and scratches seriously.
  • Do act on any attack or bit suffered by your pet.
    DO NOTs ...
  • Do Not leave uneaten containers of pet food outdoors.
  • Do Not feed wild animals or leave food out for them.
  • Do Not allow your pets to run loose.
  • Do Not try to tame wild animals.
  • Do Not try to capture any wild animal by yourself.
  • Do Not try to vaccinate your own pets against rabies.
  • Do Not destroy the brain of any suspect animal. (If an animal must be destroyed, do not shoot it in the head. The brain must be intact and kept under refrigeration for laboratory examination for the presence of rabies.)
  • Do Not accept the advice of unqualified persons with regards to rabies.

Contact Us

4704 Corporation Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Phone:  910-321-6852
Fax: 910-223-3357

Director: Dr. John Lauby
Pet Adoption Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat.         1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop-off Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat.         10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Owner Claims
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat.         10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To report animal bites or injured animals after normal hours, call the Sheriff's Office at 
910-323-1500.