Animal Control

Animal control officer standing by truck

There are five Animal Control agencies in Wake County. The City of Raleigh and the towns of Cary, Garner and Holly Springs all provide Animal Control services through municipal animal control officers attached to the local police departments.  Wake County Animal Control provides services to the rest of the county as well as the unincorporated areas of Raleigh, Cary, Garner and Holly Springs.

Animal Control Jurisdictions & Contact Information

Garner Animal Control: 919-772-8810

Holly Springs Animal Control: 919-557-9111

Raleigh Animal Control919-829-1911

Cary Animal Control919-319-4517

Wake County Animal Control: 919-856-6911

  • Wake County Animal Control responds to requests for service from citizens in the following locations: unincorporated Wake County, Apex,  Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville,  Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. 
  • Wake County Animal Control does not have jurisdiction to enforce animal control laws in Raleigh, Cary, Garner or Holly Springs because each municipality has its own local ordinance.
  • Wake County does provide animal sheltering for the entire county at the Wake County Animal Center.

Citations & Payments

If payment is not made within 10 days, citations may be sent to civil court and incur additional court costs.

  • Wake County citation payments can be made in-person at the Wake County Animal Center at 820 Beacon Lake Drive in Raleigh.

Other municipalities in Wake County (City of Raleigh and Towns of Cary, Garner, and Holly Springs) issue their own citations and collect their own payments. Wake County does not accept payments for citations issued by other agencies.

  • Checks or money orders made payable to Wake County can be mailed to:

Wake County Animal Services
attn: Accounting
820 Beacon Lake Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) can be made over the phone: 919-212-7387.

Public Records Request

Please Note: If you need a report from Raleigh Animal Control, Cary Animal Control, Holly Springs Animal Control or Garner Animal Control, please call them directly for assistance.  We cannot fill those requests. 

Wake County Animal Control Public Records Request