Animal Services

Animal Control

Catawba County Animal Control provides a wide variety of services intended to promote responsible pet ownership, protect the public from diseased and dangerous animals, and to treat all citizens and animals fairly and compassionately. In addition to the enforcement of state and local animal control laws, we meet our goals through public education, a commitment to positive outcomes. For Animal Control Issues you are welcome to contact us at 828-466-6814.

Animal Shelter

The Catawba County Animal Shelter is located at 201 Government Services Drive on the Catawba County Government Center campus in Newton. Through an innovative public-private partnership, the shelter is fully managed by the Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC). HSCC staff facilitate the intake of all animals presented at the shelter, veterinary care, lost and found animal reports, fostering and adoption, educational programming and vaccine clinics and volunteer coordination.


Animal Shelter Contact Information

All inquiries about shelter operations, animal care, lost & found animals, adoptions, and fostering should be referred to:

Humane Society of Catawba County: (828) 466-6812

Shelter Open To The Public: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm (CLOSED: Sunday-Monday)


Quick Links

Animal Services Ordinances

Nuisance Complaint - Witness Statement

Animal Control & Wildlife (PDF)

Wildlife Problems

Report A Lost/Found Pet

Missing Your Pet? Click Here To See If Your Pet Is At The Shelter