OFFICIAL WEB SITE
Animal Control Regulations in the Town Code
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.
Animal Welfare Hotline
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.
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 pick up stray dogs and cats and transport them to the Animal Shelter. If your dog or cat wanders away, you are encouraged to notify the Police Department.