ASU receives numerous citizen complaint calls regarding many animal-related situations. The complaints should be handled in order of priority dependent upon public safety concerns and animal cruelty issues. Both areas are a major concern to the division; however, human safety must take precedence over animal risk in every situation. Calls are received at the shelter Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4 pm at 910-798-7500. After-hours calls may be received through the same number or by contacting the 911 center.
Note: After-hours emergency response is limited to rabies exposure situations, such as an animal bite; injured or sick animals where no owner is present; or law enforcement assistance.
Animal-related complaints will be handled by Animal Control Officers in the following order:
Rabies exposure situations, including animal bites or rabies vector contact.
Injured and or sick animals.
Law enforcement back up, including co-worker assistance.
Domestic animals in high volume public areas, e.g. school yard.