Animal Control

To report an animal to animal control please call 252-331-1500.

Pasquotank Animal Control serves Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County and may be reached by calling 252-331-1500. Animal Control is available seven days a week from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Emergency response is available after hours.

Animal Control E-mail address SPCA of NENC Shelter E-mail

  All dogs and cats picked up by Animal Control are taken to the SPCA of Northeastern Carolina located at 102 Enterprise Dr. in Elizabeth City. The SPCA can be reached by calling 252-338-5222.

 The hours open to the public are:

Shelter Hours: Sundays - 11 am to 3:30 pm Mondays - 11 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesdays - CLOSED Wednesdays - 11 am to 6 pm

Thursdays - 11 am to 6 pm Fridays - 11 am to 6 pm

Saturdays - 11 am to 3:30 pm Closed on Holidays

 Pasquotank County requires County dog tags for dogs 6 months of age and older. The tags are available at the SPCA. The cost for a tag is $15.00. Anyone with 3 or more dogs will require a kennel license which is $20.00 per year. The dated paper receipt is proof of purchase.

 North Carolina State Law requires that ALL dogs and cats four months (16 weeks) of age and older have a valid rabies vaccination. Valid proof (consisting of a certificate of vaccination and tag) must be available at all times for any officer request. Rabies vaccinations must be done by a Veterinarian or other licensed rabies vaccination professional. Rabies vaccinations expire; please check your certificate dates to maintain coverage.

 Pasquotank County is covered by a public nuisance animal ordinance requiring owners to be responsible for their pets’ actions. Additionally all subdivisions and trailer parks have a leash law.

 Elizabeth City does not allow more than three animals over the age of 6 months to be maintained on any property located in the city limits.

 Any animal which bites a human that causes a break in the skin must be reported to animal control. Any animal not current on its rabies vaccination will be quarantined for 10 days at the SPCA or any veterinary facility in Pasquotank County. The owner will be responsible for all costs of this quarantine. The animal will not be released from quarantine until it has been properly vaccinated for rabies after the quarantine period is over.