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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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.