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Animal Services

Posted on: August 9, 2019

Statement Regarding Livestock

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Pitt County Cooperative Extension and Pitt County Animal Services receive calls regarding livestock and poultry roaming at large. Pitt County Cooperative Extension has an educational mission and lacks any enforcement authority to handle these situations. Pitt County Animal Services is tasked with enforcing the Pitt County Comprehensive Animal Services Ordinance, which does not address livestock and poultry roaming at large. State law, specifically Chapter 68 of the North Carolina General Statutes, governs livestock and poultry at large. Anyone impacted by this issue may consider exercising the rights expressed in Chapter 68 of the North Carolina General Statutes, contacting law enforcement, initiating criminal process before a magistrate, and seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney.

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