About Us


Adoption fee now includes microchip implant done onsite before you go home!  The first rabies vaccination is also done before you leave our facility.

Adopting A Friend

We always have an assortment of dogs and cats available for adoption so please check us first if you are willing to give a homeless animal a loving home.   There are many things to consider before adopting a pet...call us if you have any questions about an animal you have seen in our listings 

(252) 637-4606

FEES: Cash or Credit/Debit Cards (A convienence fee will be added $1 for debit, $2.95 for credit)

 No Checks

Standard Fees

Dogs and Puppies: $105.00

Cats and Kittens: $80.00

The adoption fee covers the first rabies shot and a portion of the spay/neuter surgery.  These are required if you adopt a animal from our facility and you will sign a contract agreeing these will be  performed within 30 days or as is appropriate for your animal.  Puppies and Kittens are Spay/Neutered begining at 6 months of age.


Senior 65 and older: 

Subtract $15.00

Animal is already Spayed/Neutered:

Dog subtract $65.00

Cat subtract $40.00

Animal has current (1 or 3 year) rabies shot

Cats and Dogs subtract $10.00


Our dog listings that begin with (NLOL) are a special program we participate in with the assistance of Craven Correctional Institution inmates.  The dogs are sent to live at the institution for 8 weeks and they are teamed with an inmate to learn house training, crate training and basic obedience training.  After graduation the dog is available to be taken home but the adoption process starts when it is listed on petfinder. 

Learn more about this at their website:  http://www.doc.state.nc.us/DOP/Program/leash.htm 

Please see the contact information on the listing for adoption information.  These dogs are not adopted from the shelter, you must go through the NLOL coordinator who if affiliated with Pals-for-Paws.

Who We Are

Craven Pamlico Animal Services Center (CPASC)

Otherwise known as "The Animal Shelter" for Craven County, we operate under the jurisdiction of the Craven County Health Department. 

For complete information see our official Craven County Health Dept. website: http://www.cravencounty.com/departments/hth/ACO/acomain.cfm 

 Our focus is to monitor and control rabies by controling the vectors in our area, mainly stray dogs and cats.  We abide by the laws of the state of North Carolina and the County of Craven.

We provide animal control support for Pamlico County and the City of New Bern as well as Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. 

Come Visit Us

The Shelter is located at 1639 Old Airport Rd. in the James City / Grantham area East of the CIty of New Bern.

We are open 8:30a.m. to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays.  If you plan to adopt or turn in an animal then you must be here before 5 pm.  We are closed to the public on Sundays and County observed Holidays.

Coming from the HWY 70 West (Kinston or HWY 95) heading towards Havelock/Morehead City.      Cross the Trent River Bridge.      At the second traffic light turn right at Riverside Chrysler-Dodge on Airport Road.   Then...  

Go past the main entrance to the Coastal Carolina Regional  Airport.      Take the next left on Old Airport Road.      In about 1/4 mile you will be coming up behind the shelter, the brick building on the right. 

From Havelock (HWY 70 East) just past the sign for COASTAL CAROLINA AIRPORT, turn left at Airport Road/Riverside Chrysler-Dodge and follow the above directions.


Your monetary and/or material contributions are tax deductible. 

MONEY:  We gladly accept checks, please make them out to Craven County Foundation with "Animal Shelter" in the memo line.  We use this to provide things that are not normally donated or required to be provided by the county for routine operation.  

MATERIAL:  We will take "almost" anything!  We accept donations of dog and cat foods (dry mostly but some canned), kitty litter, leashes, collars, animal shampoo and grooming items, and general household items for cleaning and washing.  We appreciate anything you can do to help us treat these animals with compassion and respect.  We provide a reciept for tax purposes.


We have a volunteer program that begins with a visit to the shelter to submit an application.  We will schedule an orientation class with other potential volunteers to introduce you to the facility and type of help we are looking for.  Training, bathing and grooming, socialzing, walking and playing all help to make dogs and cats more adoptable.  We have administrative jobs, internet listing of adoptable pets, and a wide range of general office assistance to help our facility be the best we can be.  Our website photo was taken by a volunteer! 

Contact Craven-Pamlico Animal Services Center


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