Space to keep up the pace

Cabarrus County Animal Shelter closes August 11 and 14 for office updates

Aug. 8, 2017 – The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter (244 Betsy Carpenter Place, Concord) will pause its operations beginning at noon on August 11 and all day August 14 for upgrades to its office facility.
The facility will open by appointment only for official rescue groups to pull animals. Owners of missing pets are able to search for and reclaim strays housed at the shelter. From Friday afternoon through Monday, the public will not have the opportunity to adopt or surrender animals, and no animals will be displaced or euthanized.
“Over the past two years we’ve made significant physical improvements to the animal enclosures and now it’s time to make room for our growing operations on the front end,” said Lieutenant David Taylor with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division. “This will lead to more efficient operations, service flow and customer service.”
The shelter opened in 1996 with nine staff members working out of the facility. Since then, the County has added 10 employees, and a robust adoption and rescue program to its animal shelter and animal control programs.
To adopt a pet from the Cabarrus County Animal Shelter email or visit the shelter Monday-Friday, 12-4:30 p.m. The public can also view missing and adoptable pets online 24/7 at
Cabarrus County regularly receives public input on shelter operations from the Animal Protection Advisory Board, a Board of Commissioners-appointed citizen group. County residents interested in serving on the Animal Protection Advisory Board can request an application through the County Manager’s Office at 704-920-2100.