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Animal Control
142 Rafters Lane
 Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252) 257- 6137
Fax: (252) 257- 3718
Department Hours: 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday - Friday
Shelter Hours: 11:00AM to 4:00PM Monday - Friday

Animal Control Director:
Danielle Bowen

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Helpful Information:

Rabies Control Animal Adoptions
Responsible Pet Ownership Dogs
Examples of Animal Nuisances Cats
Animal Bites Animal Neglect & Cruelty

Rabies Control

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1 year Rabies Vaccines: $6.00 each. Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Owners of 10 or more animals may schedule a Rabies Vaccinator for a field call to vaccinate your animals.
  • Rabies is a fatal, viral disease that is easily prevented through inoculation of pets and avoiding and reporting rabies suspected animals.
  • Report ALL bites to humans and animals to Animal Control.
  • Never handle, feed or attract raccoons, skunks, fox or bats.
  • Keep your household scraps in tight fitting containers.
  • Report all wildlife that displays suspicious, vicious or abnormal behavior, such as a raccoon or fox approaching you or your pets in the daytime.
  • Learn about normal wildlife behaviors.
  • Keep your pets up-to-date on their rabies vaccines.
  • All dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be kept current on the rabies vaccine and be wearing the rabies tag.
Rabies is fatal; protect your pets & your family through prevention!

For more information, visit or call Animal Control.

Responsible Pet Ownership

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  • Warren County ordinance requires all dog & cat owners to maintain their animals as to not be a nuisance.
  • You may use the Complaint Report link to download, print and submit a report.

Examples of Animal Nuisances

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  • Maintaining an animal that loiters on public or private property
  • Causing damage to real and/or personal property
  • Molesting, chasing, attacking animals or people
  • Maintaining a sick or dangerous animal
  • Failing to confine a female dog in heat
Be respectful of your neighbors and your community; control and care for your pets.

Animal Bites

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  • All animal bites must be reported to Animal Control Immediately
  • Seek immediate medical attention and call 911 and ask for Animal Control

Animal Adoptions

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  • Animals coming into the animal shelter are stray or unwanted and little is known regarding the animal’s breed, temperament or health status.
  • Dogs and cats are available for adoption during business hours.
  • All dogs and cats adopted must be spayed or neutered!


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  • All dogs are vaccinated against distemper, parvovirus and are dewormed for common intestinal parasites.
  • Dogs are vaccinated against rabies at 4 months and are temperament tested and tested for heartworm disease at 6 months of age.
Dog Adoption Fee: $50.00


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  • All cats are vaccinated against distemper, common feline respiratory diseases and are dewormed for common intestinal parasites.
  • Cats are vaccinated against rabies at 4 months and are behaviorally assessed.
  • All cats and kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia.
  • All dogs and cats adopted must be spayed or neutered!
Cat Adoption Fee: $40.00

Animal Neglect & Cruelty

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State law and local ordinance prohibits animal neglect and animal cruelty. Animal Control accepts anonymous cruelty reports. Dependant on the seriousness of the crime, animal cruelty and neglect may be classified as a misdemeanor or felony crime. Call Animal Control to report suspect animal cruelty. You may also use the Complaint Report link to download, print and submit a report.