The Animal Control Program’s primary purpose is to implement rabies safety control measures. This involves enforcing laws related to Animal control which includes ensuring dogs and cats are immunized against rabies. Animal Control strives to reduce animal suffering and distress by providing a safe environment for lost or abandoned pets, facilitating the safe return of pets to families, administering adoptions of stray or unwanted dogs and cats and educating the public about responsible pet ownership.
Office hours are: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm.
An Animal Control Officer is available for emergencies seven(7) days a week – 24 hours a day.
After hours, leave a message on the answering machine at 704-986-3881 (Animal Control) or in an emergency, call 704-986-3700 (Stanly County Communications).
Lost & Found
Lost and surrendered dogs and cats are housed at the Stanly County Animal Control shelter. Click on petharbor.com to see animals currently housed at our shelter (The Stanly County Animal shelter is listed under “Adoptable, Lost and Found Pets”). The information included on the petharbor.com site are the animal’s picture, gender, breed, approximate age and date brought to the shelter. You are, also, encouraged to call or stop by the shelter to see if we have your lost pet or one that you would be interested in adopting. The Stanly County Animal Control shelter is located at 1037 Coble Avenue in Albemarle. The phone number is 704-986-3881.
For a listing of the fees, click here.
Animal Control Ordinance
Animal Safety Information
The following link, Pet Safety, is a guide to help make your home and yard safe for your pet.