When animals are picked up by our officers, an attempt to find the owner is made. They will leave a contact notice on the residence if there is no one home. If an owner can not be found or determined the animal is transported to the Wayne County Animal Services for processing. Here it is given shots upon intake and scanned for a microchip as well as all tags and collars are checked and recorded for any owner information. They are also observed for any injuries of obvious illness. They are then placed in a kennel with fresh food and water.
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Yes, we provide humane trapping services for stray and nuisance cats and dogs. This is a on a first come first serve basis. There is a waiting list for traps but we strive to get requested traps out as quickly as possible. Once traps are placed on your property, the officer will check, bait and set the trap daily. All traps are closed for the weekend and holidays as well as inclement weather.
Call Wayne County Animal Services at (919) 731- 1439 and ask for a call for service. We will send an Officer out as quickly as possible to try to resolve the issue. Please provide the dispatcher with as much information concerning your complaint as possible such as addresses, animal description, number of animals, when you call. This will increase our response time.
Animal Control does not handle or remove wildlife. If you have an issue with nuisance wildlife you should contact the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and they will provide you with resources to help.
If your pet has been picked up by Animal Control, you can redeem them at Wayne County Animal Services. We are located at 1600 Clingman St. Goldsboro, NC 27534. You will be required to pay an impound fee of $25.00 plus $10.00 per day your animal is boarded as well as any associated fines.
You are encouraged to come to Wayne County Animal Services and fill out a lost report and walk through the building to see if your pet is here.