Northampton Animal Shelter
Landfill Rd,
North Carolina 27845

Phone: 252-534-1125
Northampton County Animal Control webpage
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Northampton County Animal Control
Effective July 1, 2018, Northampton County Animal Control will be housed in the Sheriff's Department rather than the Health Department. Please call the Sheriff's Department at (252) 534-2611 with calls concerning animal pick-up, cruelty, complaints, etc. Animal shelter operations will remain under the Health Department. For rabies vaccination, adoption, and lost pet inquiry calls, please continue to call the Northampton County Health Department at (252) 534-5841 ext. 617 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. For comments, questions, or concerns please visit or call the Health Department at (252) 534-5841.

Opening Hours:
Shelter Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm except holidays.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Tuesday-Friday: 1pm-5pm

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

January and February is mating season for Coyotes and being related to dogs they may regard your dog as a mate or a rival or dinner! Do not let your dogs out alone and do not allow your outdoor cats to roam. Although Coyotes are prevalent in outlying and rural areas, they are also thriving in suburban and urban areas, and smaller towns as well. Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. Male Coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year, the long and short of it all is that Coyotes always pose a risk to your dog (and other small pets). That risk increases during mating season.

Spay/neuter your pets. Coyotes are attracted to and can mate with unspayed or unneutered domestic dogs. Unspayed female dogs in season can attract male Coyotes. Entire male dogs can be lured away by the scent of a female Coyote in her ovulation cycle. Additionally, male dogs can be lured by the female Coyotes scent and killed by male Coyotes. You should also be mindful that Coyotes are clever and learn the daily schedules of people and their pets. If you let your dog out every evening at 9 pm, chances are that a Coyote is well aware of your routine. He might be waiting in the shadows at 9 pm to attack your dog. So change your schedule a bit, walk your dog on leash close to you, and keep a close eye on them at all times.
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Who we are
The Northampton Animal Shelter is a county facilty operated Northampton County Animal Control under the requirements of the Code of the North Carolina. Animals are held in accordance with state requirements, and are redeemed by the owner, adopted, or euthanized.

Visiting Northampton County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 252-534-1125 to check that the dog you want to visit is still available.

Location Map of Northampton County Animal Shelter, NC.

Rabies Information
North Caolina State law requires all dogs and cats, once they reach the age of 4 months, to be vaccinated for Rabies and to wear Rabies Tags at all times. Click here for more information

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