The Lenoir County SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization in Kinston, NC. We are not affiliated with nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA.
We are 1 of only a handful of animal shelters in NC which are run by a non-profit organization instead of that county's animal control department. We are an open-door shelter and annually accept approximately 2,500 stray, neglected, abused or surrendered animals from Lenoir County, North Carolina. We do not limit this intake based on health, temperament or age.
We receive only partial funding for shelter operations from Kinston/Lenoir County, leaving us with a significant deficit every month. The remaining expenses are paid by private donors and any profit earned from our Second Chances Thrift Store.
To help save additional animals, our volunteers participate in a coordinated Rescue Program on Saturdays to transport our shelter animals to reputable rescue organizations in the northeast. Because other states have done a wonderful job with humanely controlling their homeless pet population through spay/neuter ordinances and community education, they do not have the excessive numbers of homeless pets that we do.
Our small shelter receives an average of 8 new homeless pets every day. Please spay & neuter!
We're thrilled to announce our fundraising campaign to build a new shelter! Please consider a generous donation to help homeless animals. We have several levels of giving along with naming opportunities and engraved bricks to permanently recognize your support. Click HERE for shelter plans, brochure, and donation options.
Why Build? We're building a more humane future. Our current shelter is nearly 40 years old and not conducive to housing animals well while they wait for new homes. It’s inefficient to manage and maintain, cramped for animals, visitors, volunteers and staff, and does not contribute to the animals' health and well-being. After reviewing options, it’s simply no longer feasible to continue investing in a building which we do not own.
We have purchased property on Hwy 258 N in Kinston and are finalizing building plans, so now all we need is YOU to help us reach our goal! Thanks to compassionate donors & several significant contributions, we’re on our way to a great start. Please donate generously and help us provide a better future for our community's homeless animals.