​Wake County wants to protect wild and domesticated animal resources, the public health, the public food supply, the environment, and to ensure the humane care and treatment of animals. There are two documents that contain information about protection of animals and the public.
The first is the Wake County Animal Control Ordinance. It contains rules and regulations regarding pets and animals in Wake County.
The second is the Animal Protection Plan. This plan is intended for use by local government to take immediate action in providing a means of care and control to minimize animal suffering in the event of a large-scale emergency.
If you see any injured or stranded animal in need of assistance, or if you have any other questions or concerns about animal protection during an emergency situation, contact Wake County at 919-212-PETS (7387).


The State Animal Response Team (SART) is an interagency, coordinated effort dedicated to preparing, planning, responding and recovering during animal emergencies in North Carolina. You can view this information at ncsart.org.