Animal Control FAQs

How do I adopt an animal at the Animal Shelter?

 

Once you have come to the Animal Shelter and picked out an animal to adopt; you will be required to sign an Adoption Contract. By signing this contract you are agreeing to have your new pet spay/neutered within 30 days of adoption (or by 6 months of age if you are adopting a puppy or kitten). If you are adopting a pet who is at least 4 months old he or she will be given a rabies vaccine, which is good for 1 year. Our adoption fee is $25.00 per animal. The animal is then eligible to be taken home on the same day.

*Animals adopted from our shelter often have no vaccine history. Even though we take many steps to adopt out healthy animals there are no health guarantees and adopters are expected to take the animal to a veterinarian within 10 days of adoption.

 

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How do I volunteer to help at the Franklin County Animal Shelter?

The Animal Shelter does not have a volunteer program set up but we do welcome volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please call our office and speak to someone about ways to physically volunteer at our shelter.

Not interested in volunteering at the shelter?  The Animal Shelter now has a Facebook page, “Franklin County Animal Shelter”. Feel free to share any animals available for adoption to get them exposure and help them find a forever home. It also helps to share our “Holding” photo album in case someone is missing their animal and we have it at our shelter.

 

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What is the Animal Shelter's euthanasia policy?

When a stray animal or an animal who was surrendered with no proof of ownership enters our shelter, they are held for a minimum of 3 business days before being evaluated.

 *If the animal is not deemed adoptable or able to go to a rescue it will be euthanized.

 *If the animal is deemed adoptable we will place it up for adoption to the public until we no longer have space to keep it.

*Some animals will not be available for adoption to the public but will be available for a 501C3 non-profit rescue to pull. Most of these animals have either a health or a temperament issue and need special attention.

*If an animal that enters our shelter is severely injured and we are unable to provide it the care it needs to prevent it from suffering we may euthanize the animal immediately.

*When an animal comes into our shelter with an ID tag or a microchip we make many efforts to contact the owner ASAP.

 

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I have a pet that needs to be fixed.  Does the Animal Shelter offer spay and neuter services?

The Animal Shelter does not offer spay and neuter services to the county. However, here are a few options to have your pet fixed:

 

SNAP - Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina - Visit their web site at www.snap-nc.org or call (919) 783-7627 to make an appointment.

SNIF - Sponsored by the Paws for Life - Visit the web site at www.pawsforlifenc.org or call 919-990-1047.

SNIP Fund - Sponsored by the SPCA of Franklin County - Visit the web site at www.spcafc.org or call 919-556-0954.

Safe Haven for Cats - Located in Raleigh - Visit the web site at http://safehavenforcats.dreamhosters.com/ or call 919-872-1128 to make an appointment.

 

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Do I need to vaccinate my pets for rabies?

Yes. The state of North Carolina requires all dogs and cats 4 months of age and older to be up to date on the vaccine, which is either every one year or three depending on how current the animal is.

 

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There is a cat hanging around my property or neighborhood that I think has not been spayed or neutered.  What can I do?

 

Franklin County Humane Society and the SPCA of Franklin County offer options for spay/neuter for feral cats. Their contact information:

 

Franklin County Humane Society:

www.fchsnc.org

Mailing Address: Franklin County Humane Society
P.O. Box  338
Youngsville, NC  27596

 

Phone: (919) 990-1045

E-Mail: fchsncinfo@gmail.com

 

 

SPCA of Franklin County:

     www.spcafc.org

      Address: 1614 Capital Boulevard

Youngsville, NC 27596

 

Telephone: 919-556-0954
E-mail: spcafc@gmail.com

 

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I would like to foster an animal from the shelter.  What is the process of fostering an animal?

 

The Animal Shelter does not have a fostering program. We work closely with Franklin County Humane Society and SPCA of Franklin County who have foster programs and save animals from our shelter. Their contact information is:

 

Franklin County Humane Society:

www.fchsnc.org

Mailing Address: Franklin County Humane Society
P.O. Box  338
Youngsville, NC  27596

 

Phone: (919) 990-1045

E-Mail: fchsncinfo@gmail.com

 

 

SPCA of Franklin County:

     www.spcafc.org

      Address: 1614 Capital Boulevard

Youngsville, NC 27596

 

Telephone: 919-556-0954
E-mail: spcafc@gmail.com

 

 

 

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I have lost my pet. What can I do to help me find him/her?

 

The Animal Shelter holds all animals that are stray or brought in with no proof of ownership for 3 business days. It is important to call or come to the shelter as soon and as often as possible to check for your lost pet.

 

We also encourage you to make a flyer with a photo of your lost pet, the date your pet went missing, the location your pet went missing from and your contact information. These flyers should be posted online (craigslist, Facebook, etc.), at local stores, at local veterinarian offices and at the Animal Shelter. We will leave your flyer posted in our shelter for 30 days. Please remember even though you have flyers posted you should continue to call and come to the Animal Shelter as often as possible to check for your missing pet.

 

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I have a stray animal hanging around my house that I do not want. What do I need to do?

 

If the animal is friendly and you would like to bring the animal to our shelter you may bring it during our shelter adoption hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.

If you need an Animal Control Officer to pick up the animal please call our office at 919-496-3032 and make a request for AC services.

 

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I have an animal emergency and the Animal Control office is not open. What do I need to do?

 

Call 911.    

Animal Control has an officer on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. 911 Dispatch will be able to contact the Animal Control Officer on call. Please remember the officer is on call and not on duty and will only respond to emergency calls after hours, on weekends, and on holidays. You may call the office at any time and leave a message for non-emergency requests for Animal Control services at 919-496-3032.

 

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My dog/cat may have scome in contact with a rabid animal. What do I need to do?

 

Is your dog/cat currently vaccinated against rabies?

 

YES: Take your dog/cat to a veterinarian for a booster rabies vaccine within 72 hours of exposure and report to Animal Control ASAP

 

NO: Call Animal Control ASAP! If your dog/cat came in contact with a wild or possibly rabid animal and you know where the animal is, dead or alive, an Animal Control Officer needs to have that animal tested for rabies.

 

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