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The Dare County Animal Shelter is staffed and managed by theOuter Banks SPCA. The Shelter is concerned with the welfare of all animals, domestic, feral or wild. Responsibilities include the sheltering of unwanted or stray dogs and cats as well as the enforcement of State and County ordinances relating to the keeping, restraint, and humane treatment of animals.


The Dare County Animal Shelter provides many animal-care and animal-control services including - pet adoption, licensing, spay-neuter assistance, and lost and found animal reporting. Shelter staff has responsibility for investigating animal cruelty, animal nuisance complaints, and animal bites. They also provide rabies control measures and advocate humane education.  

Hours of Operation and Location

Operating Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
After Hrs Emergencies: 1.888.876.5942
Adoption Center Hours: Monday thru Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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