Johnston County Animal Shelter

Find Johnston County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.

Johnston County Animal Control 1320 North Brightleaf Boulevard Smithfield NC 27577 919-934-8474

Johnston County SPCA 720 Durham Street Clayton NC 27520 919-553-3749

Kitten Kaboodal, Inc. PO Box 2019 Smithfield NC 27577 919-934-6127

Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League 319 Benson Hardee Road Benson NC 27504 704-559-4121

Saved By Faith Pit Rescue 6169 Old Fairground Road Benson NC 27504 919-207-1777

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.