For safety of yourself and others, please do not bring animals into the health department
Response no later than 12-24 hours
Stray animal that is posing an IMMEDIATE threat to the public
Domesticated Animal during Business Hours:
Non Business hours and holidays:
911 Dispatch: (828) 389-2256
Non Domesticated Animal call NC Wildlife:
For an animal bite by an unknown animal (unaware of rabies vaccination by domestic animal or wildlife including bats, raccoons, fox, etc…):
Go to nearest emergency room
During business hours contact 828-371-2767 or
After hours bites will be handled by the emergency room technicians.
Follow up during business hours at above number
Response no later than 72 hours
Noise Complaint and Animal Welfare
Print out complaint affidavit and return to 345 Courthouse Drive with photo ID or fill out the affidavit at the same address. If you are unable to print, please come to the office to get a copy to complete.
Please bring ID as we have to have a copy. This affidavit is a legal binding document.