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Monday - Wednesday, Friday: noon - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 6:30 p.m.
Adoption | Check Out or Return Traps | Reclaim a Lost Animal | Rescue Partners | Stray Drop Off
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: noon - 4 p.m.
Owner Surrenders by Appointment Only
First Saturday of each month: noon - 3 p.m. Shelter open with limited staff for AdoptionReclaim a Lost Animal, or Rescue Partners services Only. If you have a stray dog call dispatch at 704-920-3000.
All other Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
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How can I become an approved animal rescue?

We welcome rescuers to the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter. Please review our protocol and requirements and submit a rescue application. Our shelter rescue coordinator will be in touch.

 

How do I volunteer at the animal shelter?

Please review our donations list. Thanks again for you interest in helping with the animals!  We appreciate it!

How do I report barking or a dangerous dog?

Please call 704-920-3000 to report an animal nuisance. 

You may remain anonymous but you must give the exact address of where the animals are located. Cabarrus County Sheriff Dispatch will send an Animal Control Officer out to the location.

How do I volunteer at the animal shelter?

We are a County run shelter and have to follow County and NC Dept. of Agriculture rules. Please read the requirements that volunteers must follow. If you

If you feel your meet all the volunteer requirements, please fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire.  This will help us get an idea of your experience level and your areas of interest in volunteering at the shelter.  Once we receive your questionnaire we will then get in touch with you to schedule a meet and greet and the volunteer orientation and training.   

If you don’t meet the requirements but would still like to help the animals in some way, review our donation list.  We always need donations for the animals!  Thanks again  for you interest in helping with the animals!  We appreciate it!

Is there a leash law for cats and dogs?

There is a leash law ordinance in Cabarrus County for dogs. There is no leash law for cats.

My pet is lost, what can I do?

View our lost and found to see animals currently in custody of Cabarrus County Animal Control. Check other resource tips on finding a lost animal.

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