Animal Services & Control


The Board of Commissioners has approved a number of safety actions intended to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus for citizens and county employees.

One of those is to conduct county business online if feasible and by appointment only if not.

With that being said, we will be at the shelter to care for the animals and to answer phone calls, however we will not be open to volunteers, community service, and potential adopters or owners wanting to surrender their pets will need to call 252-453-8682 and make an appointment prior to coming.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


The Department of Animal Services and Control is responsible for operating the animal shelter and providing animal control services for the citizens of Currituck County. They handle all aspects of domesticated animal safety and welfare concerns. The staff is responsible for protecting the rights of animals in the community to ensure proper care and accommodations are provided.

Animal Shelter

Our modern shelter is attended by a dedicated staff that handles; adoption of pets, processes the release of picked up animals, educates the public on animal care and provides a clean and healthy environment for our shelter’s pets.

Volunteers from the community are always welcome 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

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.