Sampson County Animal Shelter

The Sampson County Animal Shelter houses stray, homeless, quarantined, seized, abandoned or unwanted animals. It is operated by Sampson County Local Government in accordance with applicable state laws, local ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures. It is the holding facility for Sampson County and Clinton City Animal Control for any animal that may be impounded as a stray, surrender, quarantine (rabies exposure or animal bite), or any animal that may be in violation of the Sampson County Animal Control Ordinance (w/ amendments attached) or North Carolina State Statute.

Sampson County wants to protect wild and domesticated animal resources, the public health, the public food supply, the environment, and to ensure the humane care and treatment of animals. The Sampson County Animal Control Ordinance (w/ amendments attached) contains rules and regulations regarding pets and animals in Sampson County.

When to call and Who to call?

For drop offs, residents should call the Animal Shelter and to schedule what day to drop off an animal, drop offs are NOT accepted on Fridays. 

To report any stray animal or complaint in the County, please call the Animal Shelter 910-592-8493.  The shelter logs the information into a spreadsheet and forwards to Animal Control twice a week.  If it is an emergency (bites, animal cruelty, or aggressive animals), please dial 911 directly and officers will be dispatched immediately. 

To report any stray animal or complaint within city limits of Clinton, please call the Communication Center 910-592-1151.

After-hours emergency response is limited to dog bites, potential rabies exposure situations, injured or sick animals where no owner is present, or when law enforcement assistance is warranted.
After-hours animal emergency calls can be made to (910) 592-1151 or 911 (if law enforcement services are warranted).
Animal Control Call Type Delegation update

                                          Local Animal Hospitals and Clinics

Tram Road Animal Hospital 
56 Tram Road 
Clinton, NC 28328 
(910) 592-3102
Veterinary Medical Clinic 
804 Southeast Boulevard 
Clinton, NC 28328 
           (910) 592-3338            
Caring Hands Animal Hospital 
121 North Boulevard 
Clinton, NC 28328 
(910) 592-8046 
Warsaw Animal Hospital 
1472 Hwy 24 & 50 
Warsaw, NC 28398 
(910) 293-3348
(910) 293-4800
Highland Animal Hospital 
3602 Raeford Road 
Fayetteville, NC 28304 
(910) 484-2131
Southern Oaks Animal Hospital 
5733 Rockfish Road  
Hope Mills, NC 28348 
(910) 424-3011

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      Sampson County
Animal Shelter
Phone: (910) 592-8493

Fax: (910) 592-1273

Hours of Operation

Office and Shelter
Customer Visitation 

Monday - Friday
1 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Physical Location
168 Agriculture Place
Clinton, NC 28328

Anna Ellis