Contact Information

  • Catawba County Animal Services
  • (828) 465-8228
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:201 Government Services Drive Newton, NC 28658
  • Hours:Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Animal Cruelty Hotline: (828) 465-7945
  • (view all county locations)

Impoundment of Animals

The following animals may be impounded and taken to the animal shelter by an Animal Services Officer:

  • Any dog or cat without a current rabies tag attached to it.
  • Any stray dog or cat.
  • Any dog found running at large if the dog has committed an act of public nuisance as determined by an Animal Services Officer.
  • Any animal subject to impoundment under any other applicable ordinance or state law.

Immediately upon impounding an animal, an Animal Services Officer will make a reasonable effort to notify the owner and inform them of the conditions which the animal may be redeemed. The owner of an impounded animal will have a minimum period of three working days for redemption, and the owner must pay a $50 impoundment transportation fee in order to redeem his or her animal.

For more information on the impoundment of animals, see the County’s Animal Services Ordinances.