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County Administration

Posted on: August 2, 2019

Animal Shelter Closed for Repairs - Aug 17 - Sep 3

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Burke County Animal Shelter Closed for Repairs

Due to repairs, the Burke County Animal Shelter (Animal Services Center) located at 425 Kirksey Drive in Morganton will not be able to accept owner surrendered animals August 17 – September 2. In addition, the shelter will be closed August 26 – September 2, 2019. We’ll reopen at 8 am on September 3, 2019.

The following local rescue agencies may be able to accept owner surrendered animals: 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.

For dog bites / rabies or to report animal abuse or neglect, please contact the Sheriff’s Office / Animal Control at 828-764-9512.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while the repairs are completed. 

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

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