Animal Services

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On August 5, 2019, Burke County Animal Services became its own department under the County Manager, separate from Animal Control. Animal Control is still operated under the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Morganton Public Safety.

We are the county-operated and tax-funded Animal Services Center for Burke County, North Carolina. We receive all stray animals brought in by Animal Control. Our goal is to reunite these animals with their owners. For animals who are not returned to their owners, we aim to have all adoptable animals placed into suitable homes or transferred to rescue groups where they may be adopted.

For owners wishing to rehome their pets, we do accept owner surrenders as space allows. Owners looking to rehome their pets may be asked to schedule an appointment for surrender if space does not allow us to immediately intake their animals. This "managed intake model" allows us to save more lives and find more pets their forever homes.

All cat & kitten adoptions are $90, and include spay/neuter, a 1 year rabies vaccine (if age-appropriate), standard core preventative vaccines (FVRCP), a monthly flea preventative, and dewormer as needed.

All dog & puppy adoptions are $125, and include spay/neuter, a 1 year rabies vaccine (if age-appropriate), standard core preventative vaccines (DHPP & Bordetella), a monthly flea preventative, and dewormer as needed.

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    May 19th, 2021 Animal Advisory Board Meeting - CANCELLED

    Posted on May 17, 2021

    The regular meeting of the Burke County Animal Advisory Board has been cancelled for Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 6:00pm. Read on...
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