Find Lincoln 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.
Adkins Pet Center 3920 North Carolina 27 Iron Station NC 28080 704-736-4215
Humane Society of Lincoln County PO Box 23 Lincolnton NC 28093 704-732-9022
Lake Norman Rottweiler Rescue 6834 Executive Circle Denver NC 28037 704-489-6779
Lincoln County Animal Control 302 North Academy Street Lincolnton NC 28092 704-736-8517
Lincoln County Animal Shelter 202 Springwood Drive Denver NC 28037 704-736-8734
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.