Animal Control

Animal Adoptions

  • Animals coming into the animal shelter are stray or unwanted and little is known regarding the animal’s breed, temperament or health status.
  • Dogs and cats are available for adoption during business hours.
  • All dogs and cats adopted must be spayed or neutered!


  • All dogs are vaccinated against distemper, parvovirus and are dewormed for common intestinal parasites
  • Dogs are vaccinated against rabies at 4 months and are temperament tested and tested for heartworm disease at 6 months of age
  • Microchipped
  • All dogs and cats adopted must be spayed or neutered within 60 days

Dog Adoption Fee: $60


  • All cats are vaccinated against distemper, common feline respiratory diseases and are dewormed for common intestinal parasites.
  • Cats are vaccinated against rabies at 4 months and are behaviorally assessed.
  • All cats and kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia.
  • Microchipped
  • All dogs and cats adopted must be spayed or neutered within 60 days

Cat Adoption Fee: $50

Spay and Neuter Program

Warren County residents receiving government assistance are encouraged to come by the Animal Ark to purchase a $20.00 voucher for dogs or a $10.00 voucher for cats that covers the cost of the surgery, vaccinations and pain medications at the Warrenton Animal Clinic in Warren County. Proof of assistance and income are required and can be obtained through the Social Services Department. Please click here for Guidelines for Establishing Eligibility for the Spay and Neuter Voucher Program. The application can be printed, The Warren County Spay and Neuter Assistance Qualification Application or available at the Animal Ark. 

Please help reduce the number of unwanted animals in Warren County by having your pet spayed or neutered. 

Animal Bites

  • All animal bites must be reported to Animal Control immediately
  • Seek immediate medical attention and call 911 and ask for Animal Control

Animal Neglect & Cruelty

State law and local ordinance prohibits animal neglect and animal cruelty. Animal Control accepts anonymous cruelty reports. Dependant on the seriousness of the crime, animal cruelty and neglect may be classified as a misdemeanor or felony crime. Call Animal Control to report suspect animal cruelty. You may also use the Complaint Report Form (PDF) to download, print and submit a report.

Rabies Control

1 year Rabies Vaccines: $5 each. Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Owners of 10 or more animals may schedule a Rabies Vaccinator for a field call to vaccinate your animals.

  • Rabies is a fatal, viral disease that is easily prevented through inoculation of pets and avoiding and reporting rabies suspected animals.
  • Report all bites to humans and animals to Animal Control.
  • Never handle, feed or attract raccoons, skunks, fox or bats.
  • Keep your household scraps in tight fitting containers.
  • Report all wildlife that displays suspicious, vicious or abnormal behavior, such as a raccoon or fox approaching you or your pets in the daytime.
  • Learn about normal wildlife behaviors.
  • Keep your pets up-to-date on their rabies vaccines.
  • All dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months of age and older must be kept current on the rabies vaccine and be wearing the rabies tag.

Rabies is fatal; protect your pets and your family through prevention! For more information, visit or call Animal Control.

Responsible Pet Ownership

  • Warren County ordinance requires all dog and cat owners to maintain their animals as to not be a nuisance.
  • You may use the Complaint Report Form (PDF) to download, print and submit a report.

Examples of Animal Nuisances

  • Maintaining an animal that loiters on public or private property
  • Causing damage to real and/or personal property
  • Molesting, chasing, attacking animals or people
  • Maintaining a sick or dangerous animal
  • Failing to confine a female dog in heat

Animal Control Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule

Animal Control Ordinance

Animal Control Ordinace

Be respectful of your neighbors and your community; control and care for your pets.

Animal Control Building

Petsense Adoption Event 2018



12/20/2018 12-2pm

Let’s make the holidays happy for the homeless pets of the Animal Ark that were not fortunate enough to find homes for the holidays, what better way than through a good meal of foods most have never experienced. We are looking for people who would be interested in helping to prepare animal healthy sides and treats to serve to the animals at the shelter that do not find homes for the holidays. Toys, treats and food donations are greatly appreciated during this event. We will supply the turkey. Below is a list of some of the fruits and veggies that are safe for pets:

  treats can be homemade or store bought

Broccoli      Bananas

Carrots      Apple slices

Peas          Blueberries

Sweet potatoes      Watermelon

Celery        Cantaloupe

Cauliflower        Strawberries

Green beans     Peanut Butter (no xylazine)

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  1. Danielle Bowen

    Animal Control Director

  2. Animal Control

    Physical Address
    142 Rafters Lane
    Warrenton, NC 27589


    Fax: 252-257-3718

    Department Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Shelter Hours

    Monday - Friday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.