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Animal Services

For safety of yourself and others, please do not bring animals into the health department

Animal Calls

Emergency Calls

Stray animal that is posing an IMMEDIATE threat to the public and/or involves animal bites or attacks:

Call 911 

Response no later than 12-24 hours

Domesticated Animal/Non-Emergency Calls

Admin Line: (828) 389-2256

Non Domesticated Animal call NC Wildlife

(866) 318-2401

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



  • 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.

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