Complete Guide to Wake County Animal Control

Animal Control Complete Guide to Wake County Animal Control

All About Wake County Animal Control

Wake County covers 857 square miles and has a population of 1.112 million people, which is a lot for  to handle. It is not much of a surprise that there is more than one Animal Control location, and they are pretty specific about what they will handle. This article investigates the Wake County Animal Control, identifying what they will handle and what they won't.

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About Wake County Animal Control

Wake County includes the cities of Raleigh, Cary, Garner, and Holly Springs. Each city has an Animal Control office and the  is for all areas within the county that are outside of the city limits and areas that are unincorporated. The Wake County Animal Control officer does not have jurisdiction if you are inside the city limits. The Wake County Animal Control office is located at the Animal Center, which is where all animals picked up are given temporary shelter and that is where you will go to adopt a pet in Wake County also.

Wake County Animal Control Location And Contact Information

This information is about the Wake County Animal Control location. Phone numbers are given for each of the other locations.

AddressWake County Animal Center 820 Beacon Lake Drive Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone Number(919) 212-7387
Hours Of OperationMonday through Friday 8:30 AM till 6 PM
Adoption Floor Hours12 PM till 6 PM 7 days/week
Garner Phone Number(919) 772-8810
Holly Springs Phone Number(919) 557-9111
Raleigh Phone Number(919) 831-6311
Cary Phone Number(919) 319-4517

Services Provided by Wake County Animal Control

  1. Provide temporary shelter for all animals picked up in the county, including those within the city limits.
  2. Enforces laws and ordinances and writes citations for violations.
  3. Maintain animal licensing and vaccination information.
  4. Write animal-related injury reports.
  5. Pick up lost or stray animals outside of the city limits.

What Wake County Animal Control Will Not Do

Wake County Animal Control does not respond to wildlife calls unless the animal appears sick or disoriented. Appearing sick or disoriented is associated with rabies but could be distemper.

Why You Have To File A Wake County Animal Control Report After Any Animal-Related Injury

It is unlawful not to report an animal-related injury in Wake County. When an animal causes injuries in Wake County, they are placed in quarantine for ten days even if their vaccinations are up to date. This time is used to observe the animal and determine if it shows signs of being rabid.

Who Is Liable When a Dog Bites in Wake County?

North Carolina is a contributory negligence state, meaning that the animal owner is not automatically liable for injuries. There are factors that can cause the animal owner to be strictly liable. For example, if the animal was at-large at night and the owner was nowhere around, in this situation, the animal owner would be strictly liable with no need to prove negligence.

How to File a Dog Bite Injury Report on Your Own

  1. If you have been injured by an animal in Wake County, the Animal Control website says you should call 911 if it is an emergency situation. If not, you should contact Animal Control to file a report.
  2. The animal will be picked up and quarantined for 10 days for observation even if the animal's rabies vaccine is documented.
  3. Next, you should obtain the animal owner's contact information. You will need to call or write a letter to the animal owner and explain what compensation you are requesting.
  4. If you do not receive a positive response, you will need to be prepared to file a claim in small claims court.
  5. You will need all of the information about the injury that you can gather. Witness statements, medical bills, the Animal Control report, and anything else pertaining to the claim.
  6. Appear on your court date and file present your claim.

Using DoNotPay to File Your Dog Bite Injury Report

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 You Should Let DoNotPay File Your Dog Bite Injury Report on Your Behalf

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