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 at 252-638-1108.
Pet Registration and Regulations
The Town of River Bend requires that all dogs and cats “kept, harbored, maintained, or cared for” in Town to be registered. You may register your pet(s) at Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, or you may complete and submit the pet registration form linked on this page. You must present a current rabies vaccination certificate at the time of registration. The current license fee is $10.00 per pet.
Pet owners must either keep their pets contained on their own property, or properly leashed and under the owner's control. Animal feces deposited on public or private property without the consent of the owner of the property, must be immediately removed. For our complete Animal Regulation Ordinance, please click on the link.