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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives in a significant way but the commitment to our residents and community animals remains strong. All animals at the shelter are continuing to receive the same quality care and enrichment they deserve.


Animal Care staff are working tirelessly to provide for the shelter animals during these unusual circumstances. 

We recognize that there may be undue hardships as a result of the shelter being closed and for that we apologize. 

Please stay safe! 

​Mission and Vision

The mission of the Cleveland County Animal Services Department is to protect the health and safety of our residents; promote humane care and prevent cruel treatment of animals; and work to reduce the number of stray and homeless animals in our county. 

Our vision is to end homelessness of companion animals, where none will suffer neglect or abuse, while being a fiscally responsible organization, and preserving the safety, security and welfare of our residents. 

We commit to improve communications with both internal and external clients in an expeditious, thorough and professional manner. We will place emphasis on “at-risk” animals developing strategies based off carefully reviewed data. We will evaluate new programs and services and re-evaluate current ones to ensure we are addressing community animals needs. We will collaborate with other industry leaders and gather information regarding innovative shelter practices. 

We value an environment where teamwork is paramount, ideas are welcomed, creativity is encouraged and successes are celebrated.



Dog of the week
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Community Cat Surgeries 
Do you have homeless cats in your neighborhood? Would you like help providing them with spay or neuter services? We can help! Contact our Community Cat Coordinator at 704-472-6091
Limited spots available


All scheduled events through May 1st have been suspended until further notice. Cleveland County Animal Services has suspended all events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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