|The Sampson County Animal Shelter houses stray, homeless, quarantined, seized, abandoned or unwanted animals. It is operated by Sampson County Local Government in accordance with applicable state laws, local ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures. It is the holding facility for Sampson County and Clinton City Animal Control for any animal that may be impounded as a stray, surrender, quarantine (rabies exposure or animal bite), or any animal that may be in violation of the Sampson County Animal Control Ordinance (w/ amendments attached) or North Carolina State Statute.
Sampson County wants to protect wild and domesticated animal resources, the public health, the public food supply, the environment, and to ensure the humane care and treatment of animals. The Sampson County Animal Control Ordinance (w/ amendments attached) contains rules and regulations regarding pets and animals in Sampson County.
If you see any injured or stranded animal in need of assistance, or if you have any other questions or concerns about animal protection during an emergency situation, contact Sampson County Animal Control. The Sampson County Sheriff Department's Animal Control Unit responds to complaints regarding animal-related situations in order of priority depending upon public safety concerns and animal cruelty issues. For non-emergency situations, please contact Communications at (910) 592-1151, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The telecommunicator will enter the information into the CAD system, and an Animal Control Officer will return the call as soon as possible. After-hours emergency response is limited to dog bites, potential rabies exposure situations, injured or sick animals where no owner is present, or when law enforcement assistance is warranted. After-hours animal emergency calls can be made to (910) 592-1151 or 911 (if law enforcement services are warranted).
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Local Animal Hospitals and Clinics
Phone: (910) 592-8493
Fax: (910) 592-1273
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm
Office and Shelter Customer visitation hours
1 pm to 5 pm
168 Agriculture Place
Clinton, NC 28328