McDowell County Animal Control

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Who We Are...

The McDowell County Animal Control is an open door, municipal facility committed to protecting animals from conditions harmful to their well being, and to protecting the citizens of the community from stray, unvaccinated, and dangerous animals. We strive to promote a harmonious atmosphere between the animals and the people of our community.
Along with the stray animals we pick up, we take every domestic animal that comes to our door; young, old, sick, or injured. Although state and county laws require animals to be held a minimum of 3 days, we try to shelter some for weeks while we try to find them new homes. But more keep coming every day, and we can only house so many at a time. As a result, we must euthanize those animals for which no homes can found.
Animals are held for 72 hours.

Adopting a friend

An adoption fee of $65.00 includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and a vet exam with the vet of your choice in McDowell County. The adoption fee applies to all animals reguardless of gender or weight.

Come Visit Us!

Directions from Marion: from 221 South continue onto 226 South, go under I-40, McDowell Tech College is on the right, continue past, look for ambulances and other county vehicles on the left, animal control is in the fenced area directly before the dump on the left. Hours open to the public for adoptions are as follows:

Monday through Friday - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm


McDowell County Animal Control
3751 Hwy 226 South
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-6643
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter