Animal Control

The animal services division is responsible for enforcing all state and local laws, ordinances and resolutions relating to the care, custody and control of animals within the corporate limits of Boiling Spring Lakes. 
This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Investigating cruelty or abuse cases. 
  • Impounding animals at large. 
  • Investigating bite cases. 
  • Educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering pets and on good care of their pets. 
  • Canvassing the City to ascertain that all dogs are licensed with the City and current on their rabies vaccines. 
  • Responding to calls involving wildlife that our native to our area 

Dog Registration 

All dogs kept within the city limits by residents shall be registered with the police department annually in January of each year. Upon registration, all dog owners will be provided a numbered tag by the police department. The tag shall be attached to the collar of the dog as evidence that the dog has been registered. The dog tag will only be issued if proof of rabies vaccination is provided at time of registration.  Registration is important so City staff can easily and quickly return a wayward dog to its owner.                         

The fee to register your dog is $10.00 or $5.00 if spayed or neutered. 

The Pet Registration Form can be submitted electronically through our website or printed and brought to the lobby of the police department during business hours to have your pet registered. 

Lost and Found Pets 

If a lost dog and cat that is turned in to or found by our animal control officer, every effort is made to identify the owner and reunite the pet. In the event this is not possible, the animal is transferred to: 

Brunswick County Animal Services  
429 Green Swamp Road                                                                                              
Supply, NC 910.754.8204      

Residents who are experiencing problems with feral, stray, or other animal problems are asked to contact the department by calling 910-363-0011 

See also our city ordinances pertaining to animals.

Are you OK? (R.U.O.K.) 

The RUOK program is a computer system that is setup to call RUOK customers at times of their choosing every day to check if they are okay.  Typically, this system is used to check on elderly family members or the disabled. When the system dials a customer’s number and the customer answers the phone call, the system plays a message for them and logs the call as answered. If the customer does not answer the call, the system will make a second attempt to call and if the call is still unanswered it sounds an alert and a police officer is dispatched to the customer’s residence to check on them and ensure that they are okay. 

If you are interested in learning more about the program or want to enroll in RUOK, please call or email Allison at 910-363-0011 or

The R.U.O.K. enrollment form can be found here.