Join us this year in Wrightsville Beach!
We, the North Carolina Animal & Rabies Control Association, Inc. , exist to improve, promote, professionalize, and publicize animal control while promoting justice and equity in the enforcement of animal control laws. We will advance the health, morale, welfare, training, and knowledge of animal control officers while providing communications and education for animal control organizations. We nurture the public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
To fulfill our mission, the NCARCA is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.
The NCARCA would ask that you visit your home counties animal control website for any rabies clinics that may be coming soon or in the near future. Just a reminder that G.S. 130A-185 requires all dogs and cats over the age of (4) months must be vaccinated against rabies.
Michelle Cauble - Rowan County Animal Services
Lori Owens - Highpoint Police Department Animal Control
James Furr - Moore County Sheriff's Office Animal Services
Keys and catch-pole in my hand,
My defense against dog and man.
Work in the rain, ice, wind, and sun
I really hoped this job would be fun
But we’re all exhausted when the day is done.
It’s been a battle, the other side won.
Combat boots that hurt my feet,
The right one leaks, the left one squeaks.
Polished for inspection!
Touching these boots could cause an infection.
Same pair each day of the week.
Those babies are starting to stink!
Hand dirty, hair a mess,
From me, expect not one bit less.
Caring for animals good and bad
Sick and injured makes me sad.
Soothe the scared, meek, and mild,
Try to calm the mad and wild.
Working with pride and a lot of faith
Call the family, I’m working late.
Don’t look at me down your nose!
No, that’s not mud on my clothes.
It could be blood where I got bit,
Dirt and sweat upon my lip,
Or some puppy took a crap
When I got it from the trap.
Fighting rabies, keeping the law,
When you need us, you just call.
Though we’re shorthanded with the hiring freeze
Answer your door, it’s dark, but it’s me.
Driving our trucks until they break
As for your call, sorry I’m late.
Bruised and tired my shift is done,
Now I get to have some fun.
Tomorrow the kennel I “get to clean”
Hope I remember which cats are mean.
Every day, all year long,
Someone cares for those animals found.
I’m proud to be on this payroll
For I’m a part of Animal Control.
Patti Miller 7/3/01
For the 2023