Wildlife 

In addition to its 11 mile shoreline, North Topsail Beach has many acres of undeveloped land and wetlands which surround residential property.  It is common for property owners, residents, and visitors to have an encounter with an animal whether it be a stray or a wild animal foraging for food or looking for a new home.  Wild animals should be admired from afar and left alone.  If you find one that is not afraid of humans, be very cautious as this could be a sign of rabies. 

 

Mosquitos are also a common occurrence in this area.  The Town performs mosquito control measures during certain times of the year and will respond to requests from property owners. 

 

This page includes contact information for assistance with animals and mosquitoes.

Town Resources

 

Mosquito Control Requests

 

Please fill out this form and fax or email to contacts listed on the form.

 

Animal Carcasses 

 

Contact Public Works at 910-328-5297 if the carcass is located on the beach strand, in the roads or right-of-way within the Town, or if it is located in a Town-owned parking lot or park. 

State and County Resources

 

Onslow County Animal Control

910-455-0182 

Call first for any animal if rabies is suspected. Call for stray dogs and cats.

 

Operation Top Cat

 910-328-4769

N.C. Wildlife Helpline

866-318-2401

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Terry Meyer at 910-470-2880

Jean Beasley at 910-470-2800

 

Marine Mammal Stranding

252-241-5119

 

Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

910-326-6432

Will transport and treat sick or injured birds and other wildlife.  

 

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Town of North Topsail Beach Town Hall
2008 Loggerhead Court
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
TEMPORARILY LOCATED AT
1000 NC HWY 210
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Credit: Buddy Morrison