If it is on a road inside the City of Winston-Salem, call City Link at (336) 727-2638. If it is on a road outside the city limits but still inside Forsyth county you may call the DOT at (336) 896-2350 and check whether the road is state maintained and they can pick up the animal. Both agencies will only pick up dead animals out of the road. If it is a pet, you can take it to the landfill.
Wildlife Problems, Questions and Concerns are handled by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission or by calling 800-662-7137 option 6. If the wildlife is healthy, leave it alone. If the wildlife is a nuisance (in the attic or basement), you need to contact a pest control agency in your area. If the wildlife is destroying crops or property, contact Forsyth County Agriculture Extension at 336-703-2850.
Forsyth County Code 6-10. Registration of dogs and cats required. The owner of any dog or cat must obtain a registration for such animals within sixty (60) days after the dog or cat is acquired. New residents shall have sixty (60) days to register any dog or cat.
Failure to register within the proper time period may result in a late fee of 50% of the annual license registration fee. Possessing an unlicensed animal is a violation of the Forsyth County Code. Penalties for a violation may range from a $50 civil penalty to a misdemeanor citation of $95 per unlicensed animal.
Print a Pet Licensing Application. You can license a pet in person at the animal shelter during normal shelter hours, or by mail. Proof of current rabies vaccinations is required and documentation of your pets spaying or neutering is needed for the reduced fee rate. Receipts from your veterinarian generally document whether the pet has been altered as well as the dates of the rabies vaccination. A copy of such a receipt is all that is necessary. No special certificate is required. If you receive an application by mail, simply fill out the requested information and mail it back with the appropriate fee to Animal Control. A license tag and receipt will be mailed back to you.
Pet licensing brochures that include an application are available at many public buildings and veterinarian offices.
You may call Animal Control at (336) 703-2479 and leave your name and address with a request for applications. We will mail them to you.<
You can write the application's required information for the additional pet(s) on a supplemental sheet of paper and mail it to us with the original application and required fee(s). Proof of current rabies vaccination and sterilization is required.