Animal Services officers are Deputy Sheriffs that are assigned to the Bureau of Animal Services. These officers enforce North Carolina state law and Union County animal control ordinances. We provide the following services to the community: stray pick ups, animal abandonment, animal cruelty, neglect, dog and cat bite, Rabies Law, dangerous dog investigations and nuisance calls. Humane traps can be loaned to citizens of Union County to trap feral, wild cats or dogs. These traps are provided at no cost to our citizens. However, the traps can not be loaned out nor used for the specific purpose to trap wildlife which is illegal.
NOTE: At this time, there is no leash law in Union County!
The “Friends of the Union County Animal Shelter, Inc." is a non-profit organization that has formed to help provide funds for the animals in the shelter. They provide funds for medical expenses, toys, educational materials for programs in schools to promote animal awareness and responsible pet ownership. In-kind donations of items such as toys, equipment, grooming, towels, etc. or gift cards may be given to the Adoption Center. Monetary donations may be made to the 501(C)3 nonprofit affiliate of the shelter. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Union County Shelter, Inc.”
The Animal Services Bureau also operates the animal adoption service located at the UC Animal Shelter on 3340 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112.
Operation hours for adoptions are 1 PM to 5 PM Monday - Friday, and 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday. For questions concerning adoptions, please call: 283-8303.