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Animal Services


Animals Currently In The Lee County Shelter


Report all lost and/or found pets to the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 919.775.5531 or use our online submission form here: Submit a Lost/Found Pet Report


Lee County Ordinances

Lee County Animal Services Ordinance



Mission Statement


The Lee County Animal Shelter is an open door, county facility committed to protect the health, safety and welfare of people and pets throughout the county by enforcing the North Carolina Rabies Law.



  • Handle rabies investigations

  • Educate about pet overpopulation and promote spaying and neutering

  • Promote adoptions through our shelter


  • Two rabies vaccination clinics per year

  • Times and dates are normally advertised on Sheriff Carter's Facebook page prior to the clinic



For animal related complaints or emergencies please call  the Lee Co Sheriff's Office at 919-775-5531 (24/7)


Rescue Sites and Lost & Found Sites

Vets that have offered discount health packages for pets adopted from the LCAS

  • Carolina Veterinary Hospital 919-258-3349

  • Myres Animal Hospital 919-775-2258

  • Willow Creek Animal Hospital 919-776-1920

Low cost spay and neuter clinics in the area

  • Spay Neuter Assistance Program of the Carolinas 919-783-7627

  • Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills 910-692-3499

  • Pet Overpopulation Patrol 919-942-2250

Donations: We are always in need of donations, below are a list of items that we can always use. Please drop off all donations to our shelter located at 1450 N. Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC

*We can also take both cash and checks for donations. Wal-Mart gift cards are also appreciated and very useful.

Pets don't ask for much—just a short list of basics such as food, shelter, veterinary care, and, of course, our companionship. But they offer us far more in return, teaching us about love, improving our emotional and physical health, and providing us with unconditional affection and friendship.

Adapted from the Humane Society of the United States’ website.