What can I do about free-roaming or feral cats on my property?

Cats with a tipped ear belong to a fellow property owner, so please check with your neighbors before trying to remove the animal.

Property owners may consider contacting a not-for-profit organization in our area, such as Island Cat Allies, Inc. This volunteer organization offers assistance with a Trap-Neuter-Return/vaccination program for those willing to provide food and water to the animals.

If you have found a stray cat, and are able to transport it, you may consider the Carteret County Humane Society. Visit the Carteret County Humane Society website or call 252-247-7744.

If you have found a feral cat, and are unable to transport the cat, you may consider Carteret County Animal Control for assistance in removing the animal: Call 252-728-8585 or visit Animal Control Services.

Please note: Loose dogs and cats are apprehended and delivered to the Carteret County Animal Shelter, located on Hibbs Road in Newport for reclamation by its owner, adoption, or euthanization. The Carteret County Animal Shelter is operated by the Carteret County Humane Society, under contract with the county.

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1. What medical providers are located in and around Emerald Isle?
2. What is the phone number for the Emerald Isle Post Office?
3. What is the phone number for the Emerald Isle Welcome Center?
4. Who are the local utility companies, and how can they be contacted?
5. Where can I find garbage and recycling information?
6. Where are the Parks and Beach Access Locations in Emerald Isle?
7. Where can I register to vote?
8. Who should I call about military operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune that involve bombing, vibration, noise?
9. What are the regulations regarding pets?
10. What can I do about free-roaming or feral cats on my property?
11. What can I do about the wild animals that are a nuisance in my neighborhood?
12. What can I do about nutria removal?
13. Where do I get Town Vehicle License Tags?
14. Are individuals or businesses without a physical business location allowed to sell their merchandise anywhere in Town?
15. What about Hurricanes, Evacuation and Re-Entry?
16. What are the regulations about riding horses on the beach?
17. When are vehicles allowed on the beach?
18. Are alcoholic beverages permitted on the beach?
19. How should I build a sand fence?
20. What about the use of the Town's public parks and accesses?
21. What if I want a wedding on the beach?
22. What type of transportation is available?
23. What Steps Can I Take to Help Reduce Stormwater Impacts on my private yard?