How long will my pet or strays be held if found?

Stray animals picked up in Clayton are taken to Johnston County Animal Shelter in Smithfield. The county animal shelter holds stray animals for a minimum of 72 hours so that they can be reclaimed by their owners. After 72 hours the animal is released from stray hold and can be put up for adoption, sent to an outside animal rescue or, in certain cases, euthanized. That’s why it’s so important to notify animal control and your local shelter as soon as possible if your pet is missing!

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1. How do I report an animal control issue?
2. What if I just have a question about animal control?
3. Does the Town of Clayton have an animal shelter?
4. Can you chain or tie up dogs?
5. My dog is lost. What can I do?
6. How long will my pet or strays be held if found?
7. How many animals can I have in my home or yard?
8. My neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking – What can I do?
9. What is the Town of Clayton doing about stray/feral cats?
10. Does my pet need a rabies shot?
11. There's a wild animal in my yard, and it looks sick or injured. What should I do?
12. I live outside Clayton's town limits but still need help. Whom do I call?
13. Is there a dog park in Clayton?
14. Can Animal Control come speak at my school or event?
15. Are there any low-cost programs to get my pet spayed, neutered and/or vaccinated?
16. Does the Town of Clayton remove dead animals from private property?