|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.
Sampson County Animal Shelter is scheduled to start a renovation to replace its HVAC system. Starting July 3rd, the animal shelter will be strictly on emergency calls for dogs until further notice. However, cats are accepted throughout the renovation phase. If residents have any questions or concerns, please contact the animal shelter 910-592-8493. For the full press release, please click here.
To report any stray animal or complaint in the County, please call the Animal Shelter 910-592-8493. The shelter logs the information into a spreadsheet and forwards to Animal Control twice a week. If it is an emergency (bites, animal cruelty, or aggressive animals), please dial 911 directly and officers will be dispatched immediately.
To report any stray animal or complaint within city limits of Clinton, please call the Communication Center 910-592-1151.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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Phone: (910) 592-8493
Fax: (910) 592-1273
Hours of Operation
Office and Shelter
Monday - Friday
1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
168 Agriculture Place
Clinton, NC 28328