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Animal Shelter


A facility which is used to house or contain animals and which is owned,operated, or maintained by a duly incorporated humane society, animal welfare society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or other nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare, protection and humane treatment of animals.


No person shall operate an animal shelter unless a certificate of registration for such animal shelter shall have been granted by the Director of Field Forces, Veterinary Division. Application for such certificate shall be made in the manner provided by the Director.


Applications require that you complete and return forms below.

Animal Welfare Facility Application and Program of Veterinary Care (PDF)

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No fee shall be required for such application or certificate.


Animal Welfare Section
Office: (919) 715-7111



NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone:919-707-3250; FAX: (919) 733-2277