Johnston County Animal Services - Coronavirus Update

For Immediate Release:

Johnston County Animal Services
March 18, 2020


Smithfield, NC — With our President and Governor asking all of us to do our part to avoid the possible spread of COVID-19, we’re requesting that Johnston County residents use our vast array of online services and information, instead of coming in-person to the Johnston County Animal Services facility. Our dedicated staff are continuing to work for you and coming up with new ways for you to conveniently conduct business without physically having to go into the Johnston County Animal Services facility.

Effective March 18, 2020:


  • Requests for field staff services, including injured or sick animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints, can be made by calling 919-934-8474. 


  • All shelter services, including intake and adoption, will be conducted by appointment.  Appointments can be made by calling 919-934-8474.


  • Many pets in our care still need homes, and we are committed to ensuring they have the opportunity. See available pets online at  If you are interested in adopting please contact 919-934-8474 for an appointment. 


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