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Animal Services

Animal Control

Catawba County Animal Control provides a wide variety of services intended to promote responsible pet ownership, protect the public from diseased and dangerous animals, and to treat all citizens and animals fairly and compassionately. In addition to the enforcement of state and local animal control laws, we meet our goals through public education, a commitment to positive outcomes. For Animal Control Issues you are welcome to contact us at 828-466-6814. Animal Control Fax: 828-465-8918

Municipal Animal Control Contacts

For Animal Control issues in the below cities or towns.

  • City of Hickory: 828-328-5551
  • City of Newton: 828-465-7430
  • City of Longview: 828-327-2343
  • City of Maiden: 828-428-5005
  • Town of Catawba: 828-241-4888
  • Town of Brookford: 828-322-4903

Animal Shelter

The Catawba County Animal Shelter is located at 201 Government Services Drive on the Catawba County Government Center campus in Newton. Through an innovative public-private partnership, the shelter is fully managed by the Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC). HSCC staff facilitate the intake of all animals presented at the shelter, veterinary care, lost and found animal reports, fostering and adoption, educational programming and vaccine clinics and volunteer coordination. You may contact the animal shelter at 828-466-6812.

Animal Shelter Contact Information

All inquiries about shelter operations, animal care, lost & found animals, adoptions, surrendering an animal and fostering should be referred to:

Humane Society of Catawba County-Newton: (828) 466-6812

Animal Intake Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 4pm and Saturday - 11am-2pm (CLOSED: Sunday-Monday)
Animal Adoption Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm (CLOSED: Sunday-Monday)

Quick Links

Animal Services Ordinances

Nuisance Complaint Form

Witness Statement

Animal Control & Wildlife (PDF)

Wildlife Problems

Catawba County Wildlife Damage Control Agents

Report A Lost/Found Pet

Missing Your Pet? Click Here To See If Your Pet Is At The Shelter