• Staff

    Mike Steffa

    Rick Nelson

    Chad Massengill


    252-638-3870  x-207


  • Animal Control Regulations in the Town Code

    River Bend's

    Animal Control Ordinance

    is located under the Ordinances menu tab.

    Please select Title 9.

  • Dog Park Brochure

  • Requirement to Clean Up After Your Pet

    It will be unlawful for any person within the Town to fail or neglect to remove immediately any animal feces deposited on public or private property without the consent of the owner of the property, by an animal in the care, charge, control or custody of the person, or owned, possessed or harbored by the person.


    to read additional information about
    the requirement to clean up after your pet.


  • Animal Welfare Hotline


    to Report Animal Cruelty


    Dial 1-855-290-6915
    toll-free within North Carolina


    Cruelty toward animals is illegal under North Carolina law. You can report animals experiencing physical harm under the care of an individual, pet shop, kennel or animal shelter to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Animal Welfare Hotline.

Animal Control

The Town of River Bend requires that all dogs and cats “kept, harbored, maintained, or cared for” in Town to be licensed. In order to purchase a license, the person registering the animal must provide proof that the dog or cat has a current rabies vaccination. Licenses are available for purchase at the Town Hall. The current license fee is $10.00.

Our Public Works staff members serve as our animal control officers and will pick up stray dogs and cats and transport them to the Animal Shelter if their owners cannot be located.
If your dog or cat wanders away, you are encouraged to notify the Police Department.

Did You Register Your Pets for 2019?

Pet Registration Requirements

River Bend's pet registration period began on January 2 and continued through March 31. You may register your pet(s) at Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The license fee is $10.00 per pet. You must present a current rabies vaccination certificate at the time of registration.


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