Contacting Animal Control in Cleveland County

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What You Need to Know about Cleveland County Animal Control

While everyone loves to think of dogs as man's best friends, even the most well-behaved dogs can act out when they feel threatened or scared. Strays or wild animals can be particularly unpredictable. If you have been , or even if you feel an animal is particularly dangerous, it is important to report it to Animal Services. Reporting animal incidents can help , and filing reports give you the documentation you may need for medical insurance claims or lawsuits. If you need to report an animal attack to Cleveland County Animal Services, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay can help.

How Does Animal Control Serve Your Community?

Cleveland County Animal Services is a division of the Cleveland County Government. Their mission is to protect the health and safety of the community's residents, promote humane treatment and care of animals, and reduce the number of stray animals.

Animal Services provides a variety of services, including:

  • Responding to reports of loose dogs (whether aggressive or non-aggressive)
  • Investigating animal bites
  • Investigating animal cruelty
  • Responding to cat complaints
  • Responding to reports of sick or injured animals
  • Lost & Found Pet assistance
  • Adoption Services, including Working Cat "Barn Cat" program
  • Owner Surrender of Pets, as well as providing resources to prevent pet surrender when possible
  • Rabies vaccinations
  • Enforcement of laws or ordinances on animals

Cleveland County Animal Services: Contact Information and Hours of Operation

You have a few options for contacting , depending on your needs.

Address1601 Airport Rd, Shelby, NC 28150
Phone Number(704) 481-9884

Nuisance Wildlife Concerns

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Hours may vary for holidays.

How to Report Animal Incidents to Cleveland County Animal Control

If you or your loved one is a victim of an animal bite or attack, it is important to treat it immediately.

  • If the wound is mild, wash with soap and water, apply an antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandage. Even if the wound seems mild, you should still consult a physician for advice, especially if the animal is a stray (unlikely to be vaccinated) or wild animal.
  • For deep wounds, apply pressure with a clean cloth and seek medical attention
  • Report the bite or attack to Cleveland County Animal Services within 24 hours.

You can report an animal bite/attack in one of two ways:

Other steps you may need to take, depending on the circumstances:

  1. Identify the animal's owner. You need to exchange contact information, because the animal may need to be quarantined. (Owners are required to report animal bites as well.)
  2. Photograph the wounds. Take pictures of all the bites, scratches, bruises, and scrapes for documentation.
  3. Contact the local police department. While this may sound extreme at first, you may be able to file a police report to support medical insurance claims or if you plan to send demand letters to for dog bite injuries to request compensation.
  4. Consult an attorney. If you plan to send demand letters to for financial compensation for medical expenses and/or lost wages, a quick internet search for "dog bite lawyer in Cleveland County, North Carolina " will give you results for local personal injury lawyers who can help you determine if you have a case.

Let DoNotPay Easily File Your Cleveland County Animal Control Reports

If you need to file an animal-related report to Animal Services for an attack, a threatening animal, or other reason, DoNotPay can save you time. We can start the process right now for you.

How to report an animal-related incident on DoNotPay:

If you want to report an animal-related injury but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.

  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.

  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).

And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter or government report on your behalf with your incident details! You should hear back from them directly with further questions/confirmation regarding your demands.

Why Use DoNotPay for Animal Control Reports?

DoNotPay makes the process fast and easy. You only need to give us the pertinent information, and we do the work for you. We may be able to help you avoid expensive lawyers and the stress of a lawsuit by submitting a demand letter to the owner. Rest assured that we will make the best case for a successful outcome.

Not only do we offer this service in Cleveland County, but we can also help you file animal incident reports anywhere in the country. From Atlanta to Miami, to Los Angeles, our services are available. Whether you're bit by a dog at your favorite park, have an aggressive stray in your neighborhood, or were attacked by an animal while traveling - from Texas to Pennsylvania, from Ohio to California, we can help. No matter what city, county, or state you are in, we have you covered.

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