Staff of Dare County Animal Control and the Dare County Animal Shelter are concerned with the welfare of all animals, domestic, feral or wild. They are responsibile for investigating animal cruelty, animal nuisance complaints, and animal bites. They also provide rabies control measures and advocate humane education.
Section 91.025 of the County of Dare Code of Ordinances requires all dog owners to obtain a County dog license for the current calendar year, and keep it securely attached with the current rabies tag to the dog collar or harness.
The Kitty Hawk Dog Park is open to all registered canine residents and visitors of Dare County.