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Lillington, North Carolina

Community on the Cape Fear

Possession of Animals and Strays

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person in the town knowingly and intentionally, unless with consent of the owner, to harbor, feed and keep in their possession by confinement or otherwise allow to remain on their property any animal which does not belong to them unless they notify Harnett County Animal Control within forty-eight (48) hours from the time such animal came into his possession.

(B)  Any person who feeds a stray animal and/or allows the animal to stay on their property for at least two (2) days will be considered the legally responsible for such animal and any violations caused by the animal.

(C)  It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse to surrender any such stray animal to the Police Department or Harnett County Animal Control or person duly authorized upon demand.

(D)  The purpose of this section is to aid in rabies control and to prevent the intentional or unintentional possession of pets belonging to other persons.