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Sgt. J. J. Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 
 

Captain K. W. Sarvis - Division Commander

 

Lieutenant B. C. Evers

    

910-798-7500 Main

910-341-4349 FAX

 

180 Division Drive, Wilmington, NC

 

Hours of Operation

M-F 8:00-5:00

Sat 10:00-2:00

 

 

     

 

ANIMAL SERVICES UNIT FEES

 

Cats/Dogs/Ferrets Registration Fees 

 

 

Spayed/

Neutered

Not Spayed/

Neutered

Cats/Dogs/Ferrets under 1 year of age

1 year registration

$10.00

$10.00

Cats/Dogs/Ferrets 1 year of age or older

1 year registration

$10.00

$20.00

Cats/Dogs 1 year of age or older

3 year registration

$25.00

$50.00


 

SPECIALTY REGISTRATIONS

 

                                               # of Cats/Dogs/Ferrets       Registration Fee

 

5 - 10

$45.00

 

11 - 20

$70.00

 

21 - Over

$100.00


Types of Specialty Pet Registrations (Fees above apply to each type):

1.  MULTIPLE PET REGISTRATION

  • Any combination of dogs, cats, and ferrets
  • All must be neutered or spayed
  • Good for one year (renewable on date of purchase)

 

2.  SHOW BREEDER REGISTRATION

  • Either dogs or cats (may not be combined).
  • Do not have to be neutered or spayed
  • Good for one year (renewable on date of purchase)
  • Kennel must participate in three AKC or UKC sanctioned events per year (proof to be shown) or equivalent for cats or six in three years

 

3.  HUNTING DOG REGISTRATION

 

  • Dogs only
  • Do not have to be spayed or neutered
  • Good for one year (renewable on date of purchase)
  • Kennel must participate in three lawful or sanctioned events per year (proof when possible)
  • Proof of NC Hunting License

No refund due to death or loss of ownership

SHELTER

                $10.00 per day

 

                $15.00 per day bite animals/dangerous dogs

 

 

ADOPTION

Cats/Dogs/Ferrets

$60.00

             Other-Large

$15.00

                       -Small

$ 3.00

REDEMPTION

All animals

Owner’s Offense

 
 

1st

$20.00

 

2nd

$60.00

 

3rd

$100.00

 

4th

$150.00

 

5th or more

$250.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

Euthanasia Fee                                $20.00

Breeder Permit                                $20.00

Owned Animal Pick-up                     $20.00

Collars/Leashes                                  $5.00

ADOPTION REFUND POLICY

Refunds for adoptions may be granted if the following conditions are met:

  • The adopted animal is returned
  • The adopted animal is examined by a veterinarian within five working days from the adoption date and a health problem is noted
  • The adoptee produces either a handwritten note or a computer generated report from the veterinarian stating the findings and date examined.

The amount of refund will be the total of adoption fee and registration fee, if purchased and returned. The adoptee is responsible for any charges by the veterinarian.

CIVIL CITATIONS*

Section/Description

 

5-1 (d)            Interference with any Duly Appointed Agent                                  $150.00         

5-5                  (A)  County License Fee                                                                     $100.00

                        (B)  Rabies Vaccination                                                                      $200.00         

5-6                  Keeping Stray Animals                                                                         $25.00

5-7                  Rabies Vaccination and Control                                                        $500.00

5-8                  Wearing of Collar, Tags, & Identification                                            $15.00

5-9, 5-4(d)     Dogs/Cats/Ferrets Running-at-Large*, Leash Requirement*                            

                                                First Violation                                                                $25.00

                                                Second Violation                                                           $75.00

                                                Third or More Violations                                           $500.00            

                                       Unprovoked Dog Bite/Running Loose                              $500.00            

5-10                Vicious Animals                                                                                   $500.00

5-11                Barking Dogs

                                                First Violation                                                                $50.00              

                                                Second Violation                                                          $100.00             

                                                Three or More Violations                                           $250.00            

5-12                Teasing and Molesting                                                                        $100.00

5-13                Injuring Animals, Notice Required                                                    $100.00

5-14                Health and Welfare                                                                             $300.00            

5-15                Manner of Keeping & Treating Animals                                            $300.00            

5-16 (d)          Sterilization of Cats & Dogs                                                                $250.00

5-16 (h)          Animals imp./Judicial process/Admin. Seizure                                $500.00         

5-19                Interference with Trap or Cage                                                         $100.00

5-23                Collection of Cats and Dogs for Resale                                             $500.00

5-25                                Dogs prohibited at Mason Inlet*

                                                First Violation                                                                $25.00

                                                Second Violation                                                            $50.00

                                                Three or More Violations                                             $75.00

5-26                                Dogs Running-at-Large at Mason Inlet*

                        (Same violation fees for Section 5-9, see above)

5-27                Proof of Sterilization/Animals Adopted in New Hanover County               $500.00

5-28 to 29      Permit for Kennels                                                                              $500.00

5-30                Restraint (Dog Tied Out)                                                                    $250.00

5-31                Outside Enclosure                                                                               $250.00

5-32                Public Nuisance                                                        

                                                First Violation                                                                $50.00         

                                                Second Violation                                                          $100.00

                                                Three or More Violations                                           $200.00

5-33               Responsible Breeder’s Permit                                                             $250.00         

5-61 to 65     Dangerous Dogs/Potentially Dangerous Dog Violations                 $500.00

                                   

*The owner of an animal shall be subject to escalating fees.  The fees are directed toward and against the owner.  The purpose of the fee is to affect the conduct of the owner by seeking to have an owner responsibly maintain a sufficient restraint and confinement of their animal.