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Animal Services Frequently Asked Questions

I have a question about animal vaccinations or licensing, who do I call?

Does Sheriff’s Office Animal Services provide vaccinations?
I have a problem with raccoons, foxes, coyotes, or other wild animals coming onto my property or into my yard, what do I do?
I think a wild animal has taken up residence in my attic or walls, what do I do?
I just discovered a raccoon, snake, or other wild animal in my living room, what do I do?
My neighbor’s dog barks non-stop at all hours of the day, what can I do?

I have a question about animal vaccinations or licensing, who do I call?
Please call Sheriff’s Office Animal Services at 919-560-0630 during normal business hours to inquire about vaccinations or other administrative questions. Animal licensing is managed by the Durham County Tax Office, which can be reached at: 919-560-0300.

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Does Sheriff’s Office Animal Services provide vaccinations?
Sheriff’s Office Animal Services will provide rabies vaccines for a small fee of $10. No appointment is necessary, but vaccinations take place only Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Animals must be at least four months old and photo identification is required. Payments must be made in cash only.

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I have a problem with raccoons, foxes, coyotes, or other wild animals coming onto my property or into my yard, what do I do?
Sheriff’s Office Animal Services generally does not respond to calls related to wild animals, except in the event of an emergency. Please contact the North Carolina Wildlife Commission or a private wildlife trapper for information about dealing with nuisance wild animals.

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I think a wild animal has taken up residence in my attic or walls, what do I do?
Durham County Animal Services will not respond to calls of this nature. Please contact a private pest removal contractor or wildlife trapper for assistance.

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I just discovered a raccoon, snake, or other wild animal in my living room, what do I do?
Sheriff’s Office Animal Services will respond to your residence if a wild animal is currently in a common living area (kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, etc.) of your home. Please call the Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center at 919-560-0900 for assistance.

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My neighbor’s dog barks non-stop at all hours of the day, what can I do?

If you live inside the city of Durham, please call Durham Police Department’s non-emergency at 919-560-4600. If you in an unincorporated area of Durham County, please call 919-560-0900.

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