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Animal Shelter
490 Glendale Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292

Contact for Animal Shelter
Judy Lanier

Contact for Animal Control
 Lt. Keith Kepley

Adoption & Reclaim
336-357-0805
Animal Pick-up
336-249-0131
Lost & Found
336-357-0805
Davidson County
Trap Request
336-357-0806
City of Lexington
City of Thomasville
Trap Request
336-249-0131
NC Wildlife
800-662-7137
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Hours of Operation
For Adoption:
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

For Animal Drop Off:
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Mission Statement

The mission of the Davidson County Animal Shelter is to provide shelter and care to domestic companion animals, to reunite lost pets with their owners, to aid in the relief of suffering among animals and the encouragement of animal population control. The shelter endeavors to promote responsible pet ownership by utilizing a spay and neuter program.


Shelter Policy

Stray animals are held for 72 hours before they are eligible to be released for adoption. This time period allows the current owner time to reclaim a lost pet. During this period the animal will be evaluated to determine their temperament and general health. Every effort is made to obtain accurate information about all animals placed for adoption, but please understand that many times our ability to obtain basic information is limited. Owner surrendered animals can be placed immediately up for adoption and we can generally obtain more accurate information about these animals. Our capacity to keep adoptable animals is limited. Those animals will be spayed or neutered and given basic health checks, vaccinations and rabies injections before being released to a new home. All of these adoptable pets will be kept at the shelter until they find new homes. There is no time limit. Every time you adopt a shelter pet you make room for one more pet to be saved. In the interest of community safety, the shelter does not offer for adoption any vicious or aggressive animals.
Many of the animals the Shelter receives have not been vaccinated and may be harboring contagious diseases. Our policy is to identify and isolate these animals as quickly as possible. The shelter is diligent in using a comprehensive health evaluation to ensure the health of every animal made available for adoption. Occasionally an adopted pet will become sick. If this occurs within a seven day period counting the day you adopt, you have the option of returning the pet to the shelter for a refund or selecting another pet from the Shelter. The Shelter will not accept any financial responsibility (including veterinarian bills) for the animal you have adopted. The shelter will accept any animal after the seven day period is up but you will not receive a refund.

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