Animal Control

About the Animal Control Program

The Animal Control program is charged with the responsibility of enforcing state and county laws, ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to the care, custody and control of animals in Scotland County.


Scotland County serves as a home to many dogs and cats. Often these domesticated animals are exposed to wildlife where the rabies virus is uncontrolled. An outbreak of rabies in the dog or cat population can lead to rabies in human beings. Administering rabies vaccine to animals can help eliminate this potential public health threat. The objective of the Animal Control Program is to fulfill the statutory requirements regarding rabies control in order to protect the public's health.
  1. Marc Brown

    Animal Control Officer II
    Phone: 910-277-2440 ext 4432

  2. Adam Liles

    Animal Control Officer II
    Phone: 910-277-2440 ext 4450


The Animal Control officer canvasses the county to verify animal vaccination status. The Animal Control officer responds to reports of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. He also verifies adequate confinement and leashing for dangerous and exotic animals.

Animal Control Response

For the protection of the citizens of Scotland County, an animal control officer responds 24 hours per day to reports of rabid animals, animal bites, as well as vicious and injured animals.
A dog and kitten sleeping together

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Scotland County Humane Society

Animal Control works cooperatively with the Scotland County Humane Society. For more information on the Scotland County Humane Society please visit the Scotland County Humane Society website or visit their Facebook page.