Wilson County Sheriffs Office Animal Enforcement

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Who We Are

Wilson County Animal Control is now the Wilson County Office of the Sheriff Animal Enforcement. Sheriff Wayne Gay and his office have taken responsibility for Wilson County Animal Control and have placed Major Mickey Wilson as head of Animal Enforcement. Sheriff Gay is taking a fresh look at operations and has implemented many changes thus far. Some of these include, working hand in hand with local rescue groups to find homes for the animals and increasing exposure of adoptable animals to the public.

Animal Enforcement is committed to protecting our citizens from stray, unvaccinated and dangerous animals as well as protecting animals from conditions harmful to their well being which includes improper tethering, injuries and illnesses or any inhumane treatment. By now being under the office of the Sheriff, we are able to address abuse and neglect cases in a much more timely and efficient manner.

We house a large number of animals and due to limited space and more coming in daily, we are forced to euthanize a large number of animals. Strays picked up are held for at least 72 working hours. All efforts are being made to house adoptable animals for as long as possible but the number entering the shelter make this effort difficult. To control the pet overpopulation, all animals adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered.

This website is kept up to date by volunteers. Pictures are updated weekly. We are using this website to find loving homes for as many animals as possible. Unfortunately space and time is limited. To keep as many as possible from being euthanized, if you see an animal you are interested in please act quickly. Call the shelter for availability of any animals that you see posted.

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Shelter Hours

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours to view animals 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


4001 Airport Drive NW
Wilson, NC 27896
Phone: 252-291-8142

Driving Directions

From I-95 take the Wilson exit (Hwy 264A) toward Wilson. At the end of the exit ramp, turn to follow 264A East. Go to the 2nd stop light (Airport Blvd.) and turn left. Go to Airport Rd. turn left. The shelter will be on the left hand side.

From Wilson take Raleigh Rd. (Hwy 264) toward Raleigh to Airport Blvd. turn right. Go to Airport Rd. turn left. The shelter will be on the left hand side.

Adoption fees

All animals adopted from the animal shelter must be spayed or neutered. This is the only way to control the pet overpopulation problem that currently exists in our county. Fees vary for dogs and cats, males and females. Fees range from $75-100. The shelter attendant can explain all fees involved for each animal adopted.

Adopting a friend for life

A pre-adoption form will be filled out after which there is a 24 hour waiting period. Then an adoption contract is to be completed and monies paid. If animal is already altered the fee will be adjusted. If animal is old enough an appointment is made by shelter attendant to have it altered. Animal is transported to veterinarian of choice and can be claimed by new owner at this time. Animal will also receive a rabies vaccination. If animal is too young to be altered the owner must have it done at the appropriate time.

Participating Veterinarians

Brentwood Veterinary Hospital
103 Ward Blvd.

Countryside Animal Hospital
2003 Hwy. 301 South

Wilson Veterinary Hospital
4741 Lake Wilson Rd

For the Love of Dogs Rescue Clinic
5146 Quaker Rd

Wilson County Sheriffs Office Animal Enforcement
4001 Airport Drive NW
Wilson, NC 27896
Phone: 252-291-8142
Email: friendsforpaws@yahoo.com

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