Rowan County Animal Shelter

Find Rowan 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.

Gold Hill Animal Shelter 1080 Triple D Dr Gold Hill NC 28071 704-431-5991

Horse Protection Society Nc 2135 Miller Road China Grove NC 28023 704-855-2978

Humane Society of Rowan County 112 West Innes Street Salisbury NC 28144 704-636-5700

Rowan County Animal Shelter 1465 Julian Road Salisbury NC 28146 704-216-7768

About Animal Shelters

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.