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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.
The police non-emergency number is: 704-892-5131
Yes. 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.
Yes, all dogs are required to be on a leash at all times in public spaces. All dogs must have a license and proper vaccination records including a rabies vaccination. Dog licenses may be purchased at Davidson Town Hall for $10 unless the owner is over 60 years (no charge). Search for "leash" in the Municipal Code for more details.
Please call 911, and the Police Department will help direct you to the appropriate resource.
CMPD Animal Control will no longer respond to calls for service in reference to feral cats or cats which are caught in a cat trap. CMPD Animal Control will only respond if a cat is injured or involved in a scratch or bite. Citizens will need to call a third party vendor (i.e. Critter Control) for feral cat related issue, or if trapped, attempt to take the cat to a local vet.
Davidson's leash law applies to all Davidson Park facilities EXCEPT the "off-leash park" called The Preserve, located at 330 O'Henry Street in the St. Alban's Neighborhood. The Preserve is open only to Davidson residents. All dogs must have a license and proper vaccination records including a rabies vaccination. Dog licenses may be purchased at Davidson Town Hall for $10 unless the owner is over 60 years (no charge). Search for "leash" in the Municipal Code