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Animal Control

Closed to the public due to COVID-19

Adoptions are suspended during the next 30 days. No owner surrenders of animals are being accepted. Owners may reclaim pets by appointment only.

Call: 910-321-6852

Anyone looking for lost pets can view all animals at the shelter on If they see their lost pet on the website, they can call the shelter at 910-321-6852 to schedule a time to reclaim.

The Cumberland County Animal Control Department enforces all state and local laws pertaining to the ownership, regulation and control of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals within the County. The department is responsible for picking up stray animals, livestock, exotic animals as well as wildlife that is inside the living space of a residence or business. Animal Control will also assist with sick or severely injured wildlife. 

Animal Control officers respond to calls all over the County, check for compliance with rabies vaccination laws, as well as dog and cat license mandates.

The Department also investigates all animal bites as mandated by North Carolina law. If you are attacked or bitten by an animal, call Animal Control at 910-321-6852 during normal duty hours or call the Sheriffs Office at 910-323-1500 ONLY after normal duty hours to report it and try to locate the owner of the animal, if possible. Then seek medical attention if the skin has been broken.

Interested in adopting a pet or just want more information, then please visit our Pet Adoption page.

The Animal Control Department and Animal Shelter are located off of Tom Starling Road. From US 301, take a left onto Tom Starling Road and from Hwy 87,  take a right. Corporation Drive is across the street from the Coca-Cola plant.

Please give us a call if you need help finding us or enter our address, 4704 Corporation Drive, Fayetteville, NC into a GPS or online mapping website.

Smith, Elaine
Phone: 910-321-6852
Fax: 910-223-3357
Address: 4704 Corporation Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Director: Elaine Smith, RVT
Email: contact_us_icon

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Pet Adoption Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat.             1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Owner Claims
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 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