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 and a commitment to positive outcomes.

Catawba County Animal Control:
Phone: 828-466-6814
Fax: 828-465-8918

Municipal Animal Control Contacts
For Animal Control issues in the below cities or towns, contact:

  • City of Hickory: 828-328-5551
  • City of Newton: 828-465-7430
  • City of Longview: 828-327-2343
  • City of Maiden: 828-428-5005
  • Town of Catawba: 828-241-4888
  • Town of Brookford: 828-322-4903

Animal Shelter

The Catawba County Animal Shelter is located at 201 Government Services Drive on the Catawba County Government Center campus in Newton. The shelter is operated and staffed by Catawba County Animal Services.

After receiving comprehensive medical and temperament examinations, animals taken in by the shelter are made available for adoption. Additionally, our full-time Rescue/Foster Coordinator works with outside rescue organizations to place animals. To learn more about our adoptable animals, contact us or stop by our shelter to meet them in person.

Shelter Phone Number: 828-466-6812

Shelter Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm (CLOSED: Sunday-Monday)

Quick Links

Animal Services Ordinances

Nuisance Complaint Form

Witness Statement

Animal Control & Wildlife (PDF)

Wildlife Problems

Catawba County Wildlife Damage Control Agents

Report A Lost/Found Pet