Livestock Shelter Open in Rocky Mount

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The East Carolina Agriculture and Education Center has opened its doors as a storm refuge center for livestock including cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. This shelter is not designed for horses (see below). All livestock must be tagged (sheep and goats must have a scrapie tag), and owners must provide:
  • Contact information (address, cell phone, and email)
  • List of animals that they are bringing (tag numbers with a brief description)
  • Feed Buckets/Pans
  • Feed/Hay for 3-5 days
  • Pigs, sheep and goats will need to bring shavings/bedding
  • If applicable, halters for sheep and goats
Please contact Kelsey Lichtenwalner at (252) 333-8563 prior to bringing livestock.
The address is:
1175 Kingsboro Rd.
Rocky Mount, NC
Right off of exit 478, Kingsboro Rd., on US 64
Equine Shelter Information
Horse owners are encouraged to take horses to the Halifax County Horse Complex (address: 54 Dog Pound Rd., Halifax, NC), which has been opened as a Equine Shelter.
In addition, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides this list of equine boarding facilities that will accept horses during an emergency.