Edgecombe County Animal Shelter

2909 Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Our Mission

Micro-chipping may be the one thing that reunites you with your pet!  Ask your veterinarian about getting this done.  Never think that your pet will never be lost! Anything is possible and you don't want your pet stuck in a shelter when they could be easily reunited with you if they were chipped.


"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader, the center of his universe. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. "  -Anonymous

We are a small, county run shelter and work under the Sheriff Department.  Our staff consists of three officers.  We are an animal control facility.

If you want to make a donation, feel free to do so.  We can always use dog/cat food, cat litter, treats, leashes, bleach, crates, paper towels, Dawn dish detergent, towels, rags,&

Adoption Policy


These animals are deemed adoptable by shelter staff.  The staff at this shelter do what they can to get the animals to a happy home!  We don't put down animals just because their time is up.  As long as we have space, we do what we can to get them adopted or rescued!

Come see us to adopt your furry friend!  Our only requirement is that they go to a loving home. We encourage EACH ADOPTER to be responsible and have their pet spayed/neutered!  It's the ONLY way to END PET OVERPOPULATION!  Ask us about affordable options!

We have a high volume of animals coming in. What you see here may not still be available. Likewise, there are animals in the shelter not listed here. If you see something you want, don’

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets