Vance County Animal Shelter


Adopting a friend



MySpace Icons The animal shelter is open on Mondays from 12:30pm until 4:30pm, Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am until noon.. Adoption and rabies vaccinations are available during these times. Rabies shots are $5 for cats and dogs over the age of 4 months. Dogs living in the county are required to have a $2 county tax tag.

Adopting a Friend
Adoption fees for Dogs $150.00 this includes spay or neutering, Heartworm test, and their first set of DHPPv/Bordatella vaccines. Cats will be $100.00 this includes spaying or neutering, FIV/FeLV test and their first set of feline vaccines. Rabies vaccinations will be an additional $5.00. The shelter staff will have the pet delivered to the vet and you may pick your pet up from the vet after the procedure is done. Pets that are to young to be spayed or neutered will be done when they are old enough.

Adoption Rules and Requirements


The Vance County Animal Shelter is located in Henderson, North Carolina. It is about 40 minutes from Durham, NC and about 2 hours from Richmond, VA, off I-85. From I-85 at Henderson, take the Ruin Creek Road Exit. Turn right if coming from the south; left if from the north - unto Ruin Creek Rd. Go to the third stop light and turn right on US 158 Business. Go to the next stop light and turn left onto Vance Academy Road. The Animal Shelter is the second building on the left. (Tan with burgandy shutters and trim.) From Raleigh, take US 1 North to Business US Hwy 1 at Henderson. Turn left onto Raleigh Road. Take a left to Dabney Dr. Ext. (Burger King will be on your right) Then left onto Oxford Rd. (Hardees will be on the corner.)Go several miles. Turn left onto Vance Academy Road. We're the second building on left.
Vance County Animal Shelter
165 Vance Academy Rd.
Henderson NC 27537
Contact Phone: 252-492-3136
Email: vancepets@vancecounty.org
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Donate a Bed
Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone.If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please click here.
Map to our shelter

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