Animal ControlAnimal Control<p>The Burke County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division is made up of four sworn Deputies who have full powers of arrest and one non-sworn Shelter Coordinator. The division is tasked with responding to animal complaints throughout Burke County as well operating a shelter so house all animals that are picked up and/or turned in by the public. ALL adoptions from the shelter are handled through the Burke County Humane Society, Burke County Friends for Animals. Friends for Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals and finding unwanted and abandoned animals new homes. </p><p>Animal Control does not handle wildlife calls, those calls should be directed to the <br> <a href="http://www.ncwildlife.org/" target="_blank">North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission</a> at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">1-800-662-7137<a title="Call: 1-800-662-7137" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: 1-800-662-7137" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span>.</p><p>Burke County Animal Control responds to all animal complaint calls in Burke County unless you live in the following locations in which case please contact the agency listed for your location:</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-2" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-2"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.33%;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Location</span></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-2" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.33%;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Service Center</span></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:33.33%;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Phone Number</span></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:33.33%;">​City of Morganton</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" style="width:33.33%;">​MDPS Animal Control</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:33.33%;">​(828) 584-2627</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​City of Glen Alpine</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Glen Alpine Police Department</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​(828) 584-7279</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​City of Valdese</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Valdese Animal Control</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​(828) 879-2128</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​City of Rhodhiss</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Rhodhiss Public Works</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2">​(828) 369-8400</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a title="http://www.burkecountyfriends4animals.org/" href="http://www.burkecountyfriends4animals.org/" target="_blank"> <img alt="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/PublishingImages/Sheriff/friends4animals_03.png" src="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/PublishingImages/Sheriff/friends4animals_03.png" style="margin:5px;width:75%;height:59px;" /></a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> <em>Click above to visit Friends for Animals. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">(828) 433-1115<a title="Call: (828) 433-1115" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: (828) 433-1115" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span></em></span></p>

Burke County Animal Shelter

425 Kirksey Drive
Morganton, NC  28655

Phone: (828) 438-5465

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 3 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 12 PM

The shelter is closed on most holidays and over long holiday weekends

 

 

Animal Control - Additional Linkshttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/AllItems.aspxAnimal Control - Additional Links
Burke County Animal Ordinancehttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Burke County Animal Ordinance
R.E.A.S.O.N of Burke Countyhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 R.E.A.S.O.N of Burke County
North Carolina Animal Welfare Sectionhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 North Carolina Animal Welfare Section
North Carolina Animal Welfare Acthttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 North Carolina Animal Welfare Act
North Carolina Rabies Control Lawshttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 North Carolina Rabies Control Laws
North Carolina Laws Pertaining to Dog Biteshttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/Sheriff/animalcontrol/Lists/Additional Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 North Carolina Laws Pertaining to Dog Bites

 

 

2017-08, Ord. Burke County Animal Control Ordinance http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Sheriff/Animal Control/2017-08, Ord. Burke County Animal Control Ordinance FINAL vk.pdf2017-08, Ord. Burke County Animal Control Ordinance
Burke County Animal Control Rescue Applicationhttp://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Sheriff/Animal Control/Burke County Animal Control Rescue Application.pdfBurke County Animal Control Rescue Application
Burke County Animal Adoption Contracthttp://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Sheriff/Animal Control/Burke County Animal Adoption Contract.pdfBurke County Animal Adoption Contract
Burke County Approved Rescue Policyhttp://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Sheriff/Animal Control/Burke County Approved Rescue Policy.pdfBurke County Approved Rescue Policy