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Contact Information

Gina Maurer
Director of Shelter Operations

Rachael Stone
Shelter Manager

153 Courthouse Road
Suite 900
Currituck, North Carolina  27929

Phone:
252-453-8682

 
Open to Public
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Saturday:
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Shelter Location
140 Aviation Parkway
Barco, North Carolina 27917

Animal Services & Control

The Department of Animal Services and Control was created on August 17, 2015 by resolution of the Currituck County Board of Commissioners. Effective November 1, 2015, this department is responsible for operating the animal shelter and providing animal control services for the citizens of Currituck County.

Animal Shelter

The shelter welcomes volunteers from the community to perform various tasks, including walking dogs, cleaning, feeding, and spending time with the dogs and cats to help the animals' socialization skills.

Animal Control

Animal Services and Control handles all aspects of domesticated animal safety and welfare concerns. The staff is responsible for protecting the rights of animals in the Currituck County Animal Control cares for dogs.community to ensure proper care and accommodations are provided.

Officers are committed to enforcing the animal ordinances as mandated by the Currituck County Ordinances and the North Carolina General Statutes.

Officers respond to emergency and routine calls for assistance concerning the animals in the county. Staff also investigates reports of animal bites and quarantine the animal if necessary. They investigate cruelty and neglect reports as well as enforce the county wide leash law.

What This Department Does

  • Investigate animal bite reports
  • Quarantine animals if necessary
  • Investigate animal abuse/ neglect reports
  • Issue citations for animal ordinance violations
  • Enforce animal regulations as mandated by law or ordinance
  • Maintain the quarantine facility for animals in quarantine
  • Handle adoption of pets
  • Process the release of picked up animals
  • Public Education and Awareness

What This Department Does Not Do

  • Issue dog tags
  • Pick up deceased animals off the roadway (N.C. Department of Transportation)
  • Offer medical treatment or advice for the care of household pets. Contact a veterinarian for advice and services.
  • Capture or removal of wild or non-domestic animals