Henderson County Animal Shelter

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

For animal control issues, please call the Sheriff's Department at 697-4911.


828 Stoney Mountain Road

Hendersonville, NC 28791

Rabies Control:

Rabies is a deadly disease that has no cure. It can attack animals anywhere in the world. In Henderson County rabies is on the rise. People are at risk for exposure if their domestic pets have come in contact with a rabid animal. Precautions people can take to reduce their exposure are to:

1. keep your pet vaccinated against rabies; 2. not allowing your pet to roam free; 3. avoid contact with wildlife

Every owner of keeper of a dog or cat over four months of age shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies pursuant to G.S. 130A-185. Each year local veterinarians conduct low cost rabies vaccination clinics. Please check with your veterinarian or the Animal Shelter about a clinic in your area.

Stray Animals:

Animal Control Officers will pick up stray dogs and cats on public property or on private property when reported. If the animal has tags, every reasonable effort is made to contact the owner to pick up the animal at the shelter. It is County policy that the animal is to be held at the shelter for a minimum of 3 days. If the owner is not located, the pet is offered for adoption or euthanized. ID tags help locate owners. In some cases, wanted pets have been destroyed at the shelter because the owner was identified too late. Spay and neutering your pet also helps control the stray population. Please check with a veterinarian or the Animal Shelter for information about these procedures. If an individual is bitten by a dog, no matter how minor the bite seems, go to the Emergency Room. Animal bites can be very dangerous. The hospital will contact the Animal Shelter for you.

Lost & Found:

Unfortunately, pets lose their way from home. Some pets are found and kept safe by kind strangers. Other pets are taken to local shelters. Animal Control maintains a list of all reported lost and found pets and makes every reasonable effort to locate owners. If you have lost your pet, it is best to visit the shelter. It is sometimes difficult to identify your pet over the phone. Animals are kept at the shelter for a minimum of 3 days before offered for adoption or euthanized.

Adopting a friend:

There are many pets at the Shelter who need loving homes. The shelter has a variety of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies and are willing to assist in your selection. There are adoption fees that cover rabies vaccination, spay/neuter, and microchipping. The adoption fee is $85.00 for all animals except male felines which are $70.00.

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Henderson County Animal Services
828 Stoney Mtn. Rd.

Hendersonville, NC 28791
Phone: 828-697-4723

Email: ashelter@hendersoncountync.org
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