Animal Care & Control

The Town of Davidson and the City of Charlotte participate in an interlocal agreement for animal control services.  Davidson police officers generally respond to evaluate the situation and then call animal control when necessary.  Police officers are not trained or equipped to risk handling injured or sick wild or domestic animals and will call animal control when this is the situation.

Officers are not dispatched to handle wild animal or reptile intrusions such as raccoon, deer, goose, fox, coyote, or snake.  Please contact a pest control company for such removals.

Animal Registration

All pets living within town limits must be registered. To register your dog, cat, or ferret, please bring a copy of the animal's rabies vaccination certificate with the rabies tag number on it to the Davidson Police Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


$25.00/ three-year vaccination

$20.00/ two-year vaccination 

$10.00/ one-year vaccination

The fee is waived for anyone who is 60 or older, but the pet needs to be registered.

Please call 704-892-5131 with any questions.

Missing Pets

  1. When a dog or cat is brought into the custody of the Davidson Police Department, it is checked for a registration tag or electronically implanted chip with owner information.
  2. If the pet is not immediately identified, the animal is housed at the town's animal kennel and kept for 72 hours as long as it is not sick or aggressive. We have an 85% re-home rate.
  3. A photo of the animal is posted on the town's Facebook page.
  4. If no owner is identified by the end of the 72-hour period, the animal is transferred to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control Center (CMCC).