Find a Lost Animal

View lost and found dogs and cats currently in custody of Cabarrus Animal Control. 






If your animal is in our custody, learn more about reclaiming your pet below.

Required Documentation:

To reclaim an animal in the custody of Cabarrus County Animal Control, you must provide: 

  • A valid ID
  • Proof of rabies vaccination
  • Payment for all fines and fees
    • Acceptable payment methods include: cash, credit card, and local personal checks

Dog Fines and Fees:

Fines for violation of the leash law in section 10-6 of the Animal Control Ordinances are:

  • 1st offense - $50
  • 2nd offense - $150
  • 3rd offense - $225

Cat Fines and Fees:

There is no leash law on cats, so there is no fine. However, you must pay boarding and vaccination fees. 

Boarding Fee:

Animals in custody of Cabarrus Animal Control cost a daily boarding fee. The fee is:

  • $10 per day per animal

Vaccination Fees:

Intake protocol dictates vaccines get administered to each animal coming to the shelter. The animal gets vaccinated as soon as it arrives. The only exception is feral or fractious animals that cannot be handled safely. We have no way of knowing whether an animal will be with us for two hours or two weeks or more. Each animal will get vaccinated for their own and every other animal's protection. Be prepared to cover this cost! Vaccination costs:

  • $20 for dogs to include Rabies, DAPP, and Bordetella
  • $15 for cats to include Rabies and FVRCP