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Iredell County Animal Services & Control

Christmas at the Animal Shelter

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:00 am—2:00 pm

Lots of great pets find themselves in the Animal Shelter thru no fault of their own.
Please consider adding one of these magnificent pets to your home this holiday season.

Bring an Item for the Shelter Pet Enrichment Program to Receive a Free Pet Portrait with Santa!
Courtesy of Connie Elmore Photography

Christmas at the Animal Shelter Flyer


Items Needed for Shelter Enrichment Program

Main Items Needed:

  • Chicken broth
  • Aromatherapy oils in the following scents: peppermint, lavender, vanilla, sugar cookie or lemon
  • Dry puppy food
  • Canned dog food

Additional Items Needed:

  • Extra small dog biscuits
  • Peanut butter
  • Spray bottles
  • Kong toys (the type that unscrew)
  • Rawhides (all sizes)
  • Catnip
    Gallon sized freezer bags
  • Ice trays (the old fashioned kind)
  • Cat “play cubes”
  • Scratching posts

Items Needed for Shelter Enrichment Program Flyer



An Animal Control Officer is on-call after hours, on holidays and weekends for emergencies only.


For general information about adoptions, lost animals, spay-neuter programs,
or other Animal Shelter-related matters
Call 704-878-5424.

Animal Shelter Hours / Open to the Public:

Intake Office:  Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(rabies vaccinations, owner surrenders and stray intakes, reclaims, trap loans)

Adoption office:  Monday-Friday, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
(adoptions and spay/neuter appointment scheduling) and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm  (reclaims, adoptions and spay/neuter appointment scheduling.)

Administration Office:  Monday-Friday, 10:30am–5:00pm

Rabies Vaccination Clinic: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm–7:30 pm

Closed Sundays and Holidays

PetSmart Charities


Donate a Kuranda Bed!



The Animal Services & Control Department and Animal Shelter is located off Interstate 40 exit 148 at 430 Bristol Drive in Statesville. Directions

Animal Services & Control - Calendar of Events


Iredell County Animal Services & Control provides a wide variety of services aimed at protecting the public’s health and safety as it relates to the interaction between people and animals. This is accomplished through the enforcement of state and local animal control laws, public education, and by offering special programs and services.

Iredell County also operates an animal shelter where animals can be adopted, surrendered, and reclaimed by the public. Iredell County Animal Services & Control also offers rabies vaccinations, microchip identification, and spay/neutering for a reasonable fee.


Rabies Control:

Rabies is a disease caused by the rabies virus. It may take several weeks or even a few years for people to show symptoms after getting infected with rabies, but usually people start to show signs of the disease 1 to 3 months after the virus infects them. The early signs of rabies can be fever or headache, but this changes quickly to nervous system signs, such as confusion, sleepiness, or agitation. Once someone with rabies infection starts having these symptoms, that person usually does not survive. This is why it is very important to talk to your doctor or health care provider right away if any animal bites you, especially a wild animal. (From the Centers for Disease Control)

It is unlawful for any dog or cat owner to keep any dog or cat three (3) months of age or older unless such dog or cat has been immunized against rabies. Rabies shots can be obtained from a local veterinarian or at the Iredell County Animal Shelter. Immunized animals must wear a collar with a valid rabies vaccination tag any time the animal is off the owner’s property.

In order for your pet to receive a 3 year vaccination, you must bring proof of a current rabies vaccination to the rabies clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of the month between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.  Only a veterinarian can give a 3 year booster.  Veterinarians are not available at the Animal Shelter during regular business hours.

REMEMBER: In Iredell County, there is a $75.00 citation per animal for owners who do not have their dog, cat or ferret immunized against rabies.