Vance County Animal Shelter


A Bigger and Better Animal Shelter is Here

UPDATE (September 26, 2016): Thank you to everyone who followed our story and donated for the cause, our NEW shelter is finally here. Read more below and view photos of where we were and how far we've come. We've proven that with hard work and persistence, anything is possible. 


Prior to September 2016:
The old Vance County Animal Shelter was built in 1979 and was never renovated. The shelter was approximately 2,000 square feet and housed 40 dogs and 43 cats. It was easy to see the shelter was in great need of repairs, in addition to more space to house animals indoors. 

With this in mind, in 2011, Charles Boyd and his family donated 5 acres of land to Vance County with the stipulation to break ground within 5 years on a brand new animal shelter. The new shelter includes more kennels, a separate intake/exam room, cat and dog visitation rooms, and separate reception area. Due to the current state of finances in Vance County, the shelter staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to raise funds to pay for the new building on Brodie Rd. Your donations to the fundraiser went directly to Vance County for the building of a new shelter. The funds raised paid for the down payment on the loan for the new, beautiful shelter.

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Check out Chad, one of our Animal Control Officers, serenading the dogs at the shelter. It's one of our new regular enrichment programs at the shelter and we couldn't be more proud of the results. Enjoy!

*Disclaimer: This website is not an official Vance County government site but is volunteer-run with the purpose of tracking the progress made by staff and volunteers to better the lives of animals in Vance County, North Carolina. The words expressed within in no way reflect those of Vance County personnel.*