Animal Services


As of June 2021, Pitt County Animal Services has resumed construction for renovations of the animal shelter. There will be significant impacts to operations for the duration of the project. 

  • Appointments are required for adoptions and reclaims. No owner surrender appointments will be available at this time. 
  • Citizens are encouraged to go to  to view the animals in our care and custody prior to coming to the shelter.
  • If you see an animal you would like more information on, call the shelter office at 252-902-1726
  • Staffed hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Please call during these times for available appointments.

To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please call our office at 252-902-1726

For information related to Pitt County’s COVID-19 response efforts, please visit the Coronavirus Information Page of our website (Para ver esta página en español, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ).

Mission Statement 

The primary mission of Pitt County Animal Services is to safeguard public health and safety by supporting the education of our citizens on responsible pet ownership; to protect our community’s animals from cruelty and neglect, and to house, care, place or provide humane resolution for animals in its care.


  • Reduce euthanasia of healthy animals
  • Increase shelter live release rate
  • Improve cooperation and relationships with municipalities

Rabies Control

The Animal Shelter also provides rabies control services such as:
  • Annual rabies clinics offering vaccines for $5
  • Investigating animal bites in the county
  • Loaning of dog/cat traps
  • Replacement rabies tags at no charge

Pets for Adoption

To search for pets available for adoption through the Pitt County Animal Shelter visit our Petango webpage.

Report Animal Neglect or Abuse

A positive and interactive relationship between animal services, law enforcement, and the community is critical to protecting the animal population. Without the assistance of residents who discover and report abuse to authorities, most abused animals will likely die or suffer extreme pain in their present conditions. Additionally, those responsible for the abuse may not be sought out. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING ANIMAL NEGLECT AND ABUSE

Surrendering a Pet

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Due to renovation construction, the shelter has extremely limited capacity and will not be accepting owner surrenders until the project is complete (expected in Winter of 2021). 

Please call the front office at 252-902-1726 if you have any questions or Click here for more info on surrendering a pet

Donate to the Animal Shelter

Would you like to make a donation to the Pitt County Animal Shelter? You can do so through Paypal. You can also find a copy of our shelters Wish List by Clicking Here.

Informational Documents

Dangerous/Nuisance Animals