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Union County, North Carolina

Animal Services

Animal Services

Union County cares about its four-legged residents too! Please use this site to learn more about local animal rescue resources and information for what to do if you encounter a lost pet or have been bitten by an animal.

How can I help lost or stray animals in my area?

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How do I go about adopting a pet?

  1. View animals that are available here
  2. Contact the animals shelter at 704-283-8303
  3. Visit Union County Animal Adoptions at the address below

Location of Union County Animal Shelter
3340 Presson Road
Monroe, NC 28112

How can I find my lost pet?

View our lost and found slideshow to see if we have your animal or call us.

What do I do if I or someone I know has been bitten?

Contact Union County Animal Services at 704-283-2308.

Adoption process

To adopt a pet from Union County Animal Services, please visit the shelter during our hours of operation.

We are open 1:00pm – 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, closed Sunday. Visit with the animals, spend time with the animal you are interested in making sure they are the right fit for your family. Once you are ready to adopt, we do same day adoptions. You will need your driver’s license and $85.00 cash, Visa or MasterCard.

You will sign a contract stating the animal will be spayed or neutered within 6 months of adopting, if not already completed. The $85.00 includes a well check and spay or neuter at one of our approved vet offices, along with the first round of shots already given.

There are no refunds, so we would like you to be sure of your choice and spend as much time as you need with the animal. We also encourage adopters to bring their children and let shelter staff know if they would like to introduce their current pets to a potential new pet.

Stray animals

Please do not approach a stray animal that is unknown to you. You can report stray animals in need to Union County Animal Services at 704-283-2308. Our hours of operation are 8:00am- 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Reminder, there is not a leash law in Union County, but there may be a leash law in certain town or cities within Union County.

If a stray animal shows up to your home and you are attempting to locate owners, you will need to contact Union County Animal Services with a description of the animal and your contact information.

If you have lost a pet, please report your pet missing to Union County Animal Services along with a picture of your pet, you can contact us via phone or email: 704-283-2308 or

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Contact Information

Union County Animal Services
3340 Presson Rd.
Monroe, NC 28112

Animal Service: 704-283-2308
Animal Adoption
: 704-283-8303
Lost and Found Email:

Hours of Operation

Animal Services

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Animal Adoption

Monday - Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed