Nash County Animal Shelter

Find Nash 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.


Edgecombe Nash Humane Society PO Box 1783 Rocky Mount NC 27802 919-446-1669


Friends of Rocky Mount Animals, Inc. PO Box 7866 Rocky Mount NC 27804

Merlin's Song PO Box 7696 Rocky Mount NC 27804 252-446-7611

Nash County Animal Control PO Box 849 Nashville NC 27856

Nash County Animal Shelter 921 South 1st Street Nashville NC 27856 252-459-9855

Rocky Mount Animal Shelter 1101 North Church Street Rocky Mount NC 27804 252-972-1390

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Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.