City of Marion

Animal Control

The City of Marion works in conjunction with McDowell County Animal Shelter to protect citizens from wild, stray or unvaccinated animals, and to protect animals from harmful conditions and neglect in an effort to promote a harmonious environment for all creatures.

How To Report A Problem

Reports can be filed with Code Enforcement Officer in the following ways:

  • By Telephone
  • In Person at Police Department
  • By Postal Mail

Helpful Ways To Protect Your Family

To help residents and their pets protect themselves from wild and undomesticated animals we encourage citizens to do the following:

  • Do Not leave trash or food waste out in the open or in open containers.
  • Make sure all domestic pets are properly vaccinated.
  • Do Not feed wild or stray animals
  • Elevate bird feeders to reduce the ability of unwanted animals to access food.
  • Report any animal that displays unusual behavior or appears sick.


Marion Police Department
Animal Control Officer

Street Address
270 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752

Phone: (828) 652-4000
Animal Control Ordinance: (828) 652-5205 ext. 111