Animal Control

The High Point Police Department has three employees who serve as Animal Control Officers. They are non-sworn officers who are responsible for animal control-related calls for service, and enforce animal-related ordinances and laws. The officers are trained in handling and evaluating the condition of various animals. They are also knowledgeable about city ordinances, and county and state laws dealing with animals. 

Animal Control Officers respond to calls for service including:

  • Animal Abuse/Neglect
  • Leash Law Violations
  • Animal Bites/Rabies Concerns
  • Chained/Tethered Dogs
  • Improper Shelter
  • Barking Dogs
  • Stray Animals
  • Vicious/Aggressive Animals
  • Roosting Birds
  • Injured/Orphaned Animals 

The Animal Control Officers also help with public presentations, and work with other organizations for events including rabies clinics.


Animal Control Officers work weekdays. After hours, they are assisted by patrol officers. 

For assistance with animal-related concerns, call 336-883-3224.