Animal Services Fees & Ordinances

Adoption Fee (for impounded) is $15 city resident; $30 non-city resident. If you are located within City Limits, there is an additional $5 charge for a license tag.

Fee to redeem impounded LICENSED cat/dog/ferret/miniature pig: $25 for 1st impoundment; $50 for 2nd impoundment; $75 for 3rd impoundment.
Fee to redeem impounded UNLICENSED cat/dog/ferret/miniature pig: $50 for 1st impoundment; $100 for 2nd impoundment; $150 for 3rd impoundment (PLUS $5 fee to license before release).
NOTE: In addition to above fees, add $5/day plus any incurred vet charges.

Noncompliance fee with order of Abatement for Public Nuisance Animal:
$25/day/animal for 1st violation
$50/day/animal for 2nd violation
$75/day/animal for 3rd violation
$100/day/animal for 4th violation

Havelock Animal Ordinances

Havelock City Ordinances 3-4(a)
Required. No dog or cat shall be owned, kept, harbored, maintained, cared for or otherwise possessed within the municipal limits of the city unless it shall have been inoculated against rabies as required by NC General Statutes, Section 130A-185. Proof of such inoculation shall be attached to the dog or cat at all times. Further, no ferret shall be owned, kept, harbored, maintained, cared for or otherwise possessed within the municipal limits of the city unless it shall have been inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Proof of inoculations shall be attached to the dog, cat or ferret at all times.

Havelock City Ordinance 3-4(b)
Requires the licensing of dogs, cats, ferrets, and miniature pigs. It shall be unlawful for any dog, cat, ferret, or miniature pig to be owned, kept, harbored, maintained, cared for or otherwise possessed within the municipal limits of the city without a valid and current license from the City. The City Clerk shall issue such license upon application therefore by the owner and payment by the owner of a license fee of $5.00 per animal.