The Burke County Animal Shelter located at 425 Kirksey Drive in Morganton will close at 3 pm on May 12, 2019 for renovations. The Shelter will reopen at 8 am on May 28. Owner surrendered animals cannot be accepted May 12 - 28. Citizens are encouraged to contact local licensed rescue agencies: A Better Life Animal Rescue, The Cats’ Cradle, Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue, Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Partners for Cats, Rusty’s Legacy and Burke Friends for Animals.
Please contact the Sheriff’s Office / Animal Control at 438-5465 for dog bites, to report animal abuse or neglect or for other animal related issues. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we are renovating.
Below is the contact information for some local rescue agencies:
A Better Life Animal Rescue - 828-612-2951 / ABetterLifeAR@gmail.com
The Cats' Cradle - 828-461-0178 / CatsCradleNC@yahoo.com
Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue - Brittany@HartmansHaven.org / Crystal@HartmansHaven.org
Mercy Fund Animal Rescue - MercyFund@yahoo.com
Partners for Cats - 828-437-8769 / 828-514-3594
Rusty's Legacy - AWCausby2@gmail.com
Burke County Friends for Animals - 828-433-1115