Animal Abuse

Animal Control Supervisor:  Trinity Smith
Phone: (252) 637-4606
Fax: (252) 633-0925

All animals deserve caring and humane treatment by their owners. Both local and state laws help to ensure animals are handled humanely. Strict regulations apply to situations such as:

Other regulations apply. If you witness or suspect any inhumane treatment, please do not hesitate to report it immediately.

  • The provision of adequate food and water for any animal;
  • Adequate shelter to protect from the extremes of weather;
  • Sanitary conditions to protect the animal's health;
  • Treating the animal in a manner which does not subject it to pain, suffering or death;
  • Confining the animal in a motor vehicle during times of extreme heat or cold.


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