Keep vaccinations up-to-date for all dogs, cats and ferrets. This requirement is
important not only to keep your pets from getting rabies, but also to provide a
barrier of protection to you, if your animal is bitten by a rabid wild animal.
Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild
animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for
the animal immediately.
Call your local animal control agency to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood.
They may be unvaccinated and could be infected by the disease.
Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not
be properly cared for
Avoid Direct Contact with Unfamiliar Animals
Enjoy wild animals (raccoons, skunks, foxes) from afar. Do not handle, feed, or
unintentionally attract wild animals with open garbage cans or litter.
Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home. Do not try to nurse sick
animals to health. Call animal control or an animal rescue agency for assistance.
Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they
appear friendly. "Love your own, leave other animals alone" is a good principle
for children to learn.
Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches,
schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and
When traveling abroad, avoid direct contact with wild animals and be especially
careful around dogs in developing countries.
Hours of Operation
FHS University North (FCAC) Adoption Hours:
10:00 - 6:00 Tuesday
10:00 - 6:00 Wednesday
10:00 - 6:00 Thursday
10:00 - 6:00 Friday
10:00 - 6:00 Saturday
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5570 Sturmer Park Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Complaint/Investigations: (336) 703-2490
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FAX: (336) 661-6414
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