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Animal Control

Pursuant to the Animal Control Ordinance adopted by the Town Council on February 7, 2006, all residents are required to purchase licenses for dogs and cats living in the city limits. The cost of these licenses are $5 for a spayed or neutered pet and $10 for a non-spayed or neutered pet. These tags must be worn by your pet at all times. These tags may be purchased at the Planning Department in town hall,with proof of a current rabies vaccination.

The Smithfield Public Works Department's animal control officer investigates domestic animal complaints and other animal-related calls for service. This includes animal bites, strays, dangerous and nuisance animals, dogs and cats running at large, sick or injured animals, animal welfare checks and the occasional wildlife complaint. The animal control officer assists the county in the control of the spread of rabies.

If you have animal-related issues and need assistance from our animal control officer you should contact the Public Works office at 919-934-2596. The operator will take your information and dispatch the officer to your location. Animal Control is available to respond Monday - Friday, from 7 AM until 4 PM. After hours emergencies will be handled on the next scheduled business day. All Emergency related animal issues (Dog bites etc.) contact 911 immediately.

Other Animal Control Contacts:

NC Wildlife Division: 1-800-662-7137
JoCo Animal Services: (919) 934-8474
Bats inside residence: Contact a local exterminator of your choice

Town of Smithfield, Public Works
231 Hospital Road
Smithfield, NC 27577

Phone: 919-934-2596
Fax: 919-934-1522

Click here for Animal License Application

Click here to learn more about Coexisting with Wildlife

Complete Animal Control Ordinances can be found by clicking here and reading "Chapter 4 - ANIMALS AND FOWL "

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350 E. Market Street       FAX: 919-934-1134
P.O. Box 761, Smithfield, NC 27577