Greyhound Friends of NC (adoptions)http://www.greyhoundfriends.com
Greyhound Fashions (collars, coats, etc.)
Peeks Rescue (Wilmington)
Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas
Shih Tzu and Fur Babies
Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue www.cfgoldenrescue.com
Cape Fear House Rabbit Society Wilmington NC 910.798.0103
Carolina Poodle Rescue 864.580.0639
Dalmations Carolina Dal Pals www.dalpals.org
MidAtlantic Great Dane Rescue
Brunswick County Sheriff's Animal Protective Services 910.754.8204; http://animalservices.brunsco.net
Columbus County Animal Control (Whiteville, NC) 910.641.3945; www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC467.html
Humane Society of the Grand Strand (SC) 3251 10th Ave N Extension 843.918.4910
Humane Society of N. Myrtle Beach (SC) 843.249.4948; www.hsnmb.org
Humane Society of Topsail Beach; (Hampstead, NC) 910.270.2660 www.topsailhumanesociety.petfinder.org
New Hanover Humane Society (Wilmington,NC) 910.763.6692;
New Hanover County (Wilmington, NC) Animal Control Services 910.798.7500;
Pender County Animal Control (Burgaw, NC) 910.259.1349 or 910.279.3196 (leave msg);
Adopting and Finding Homes
NetPets of Myrtle Beach, SC, has a comprehensive directory of dog rescue groups that's easy to use. http://www.netpets.com
Pet Guardian Angels of America
The Franklin County SPCA has created an ON-LINE directory of shelters and rescue groups.
Shelter Rescue Network
Columbus Humane Society
Rescuing Animals Community Effort (RACE)
Adopt A Pet (Redondo Beach, CA)
State and National
Cat Adoption Team (Wilmington) 910.792.9014;
Joymakers (Sunset Beach, NC) 910.579.5862
The Purrfect Adoption
To read about or adopt Goldie, click link below:
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society.
Why don't you do something?"
Author Jim Willis 1999 "Pieces of My Heart: The Animals' Savior." http://www.crean.com/jimwillis/
We do not operate a shelter; but, in the course of our mission, we occasionally rescue wonderful dogs and cats who are fostered in loving homes by caring people. To see our deserving and friendly adoptable pets, go to www.Petfinder.com/shelters/NC659.html.
Below are some area shelters you can contact to adopt a pet or, in some cases, they will take friendly animals and adopt them out for you. There are also some online searchable databases that may be helpful.
Meanwhile, if you're local to eastern North Carolina or nearby, you can also use these sources:
Feral Cat Shelters
There are no "feral cat shelters" in the conventional sense of shelters. Feral cats are not adoptable and are NOT suited to live in a shelter or in human homes. They are, however, well-suited to living outdoors in their wild homes where they have established their territory and know where to get food and shelter.
The best option: sterilize and vaccinate feral cats, and leave them alone. Feral kittens, however, can be removed from the colony and socialized for adoption if that is desirable (for info on feral cats and socializing feral kittens, click HERE). (Note: Wilmington residents can contact The Ruffian Foundation regarding relocating ferals that are in danger of losing their wild homes due to modern progress.)
Just for Cats
Just for Dogs
NOT to advertise your pet as FREE TO GOOD HOME!
Charging a nominal fee, like $20 or $30, will help prevent Class B Dealers
PawPrints Magazine lists local shelters you can call about taking your pet. You can also purchase an ad in the magaine. PawPrints gets a lot of local exposure. Click the cat to view magazine online or to contact them.
Petfinder is a national resource that allows you access to thousands of adoptable pets anywhere in the US and/or to advertise your social pet for FREE under the "classifieds" tab. Petfinder gets lots of exposure for pets in need...just click the dog to access their database.