About Alexander County Animal Services
About Our Shelter...
Our mantra has always been protecting people from the dangers and nuisances of uncontrolled animals and keeping animals safe from mistreatment and abuse. Promoting, motivating and enforcing responsible pet ownership is our number one goal.
Contrary to the "limited admission" philosophies of some shelters for companion animals, our shelter has an open door policy. We turn away no animal, regardless of health, temperament, age or condition. Unfortunately, this does not enable us to place every animal in a new home. In reality of course, not all of the animals we take in are good candidates for placement. The sad fact remains however, that many otherwise healthy animals never get adopted because there aren't enough families who want them.
Our philosophy is to keep working at the root causes of pet overpopulation and irresponsible pet ownership - to provide alternatives to indiscriminate breeding of pets, to encourage people to become better pet owners and to make our community a better place for both people and animals.
What we value...
•A balance of enforcement and education promoting responsible pet ownership
•Homes for animals that are free from mistreatment and abuse
•Better communications, cooperation and tolerance among neighbors
•To live peaceably without suffering the nuisances and dangers caused by others' pets
•Pride in vital service we render to the community
•The difference of beliefs about the place animals have in our society
•Sensitivity to the high emotions which accompany animal problems
Come Meet Our Pets...
Our adoption hours are 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
We are located at 116 Waggin Trail in Taylorsville, NC next to the National Guard Armory just off NC HWY 16N.
Directions to our shelter
From Statesville, take # 148 exit off of I-40 onto Highway 64-90 towards Taylorsville. Once in Taylorsville, turn right onto Liledoun Road at the stop light. Stay straight through 2 more stop lights, go one half mile past the last stop light you will see a green sign on the right indicating the National Guard Armory to the left. Turn left onto National Guard Armory Road then take the left fork (gravel road) to the top of the hill. Our building will be on your right.
From Hickory, take Highway 16 North to Taylorsville. Turn right just before Walmart onto the ramp to get on Highway 64-90. Turn right onto 64-90. At the next stop light, turn right onto Liledoun Road. Stay straight through 2 more stop lights, go one half mile past the last stop light you will see a green sign on the right indicating the National Guard Armory to the left. Turn left onto National Guard Armory Road then take the left fork (gravel road) to the top of the hill, our building will be on your right.
Our Adoption Process...
The adoption fee for our dogs and puppies is $75.00. This includes the cost of the spay or neuter, the first rabies vaccination, and the first distemper/parvo vaccination.
The adoption fee for our cats and kittens is $75.00. This includes the cost of the spay or neuter, the first rabies vaccination, and the first distemper/upper respiratory combo vaccination.
Occassionally, we have other pets for adoption as well, such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, ferrets, etc. Please check for availability of these animals.
All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered --NO EXCEPTIONS!!