Our volunteers participate in a coordinated Rescue Network on Saturdays to transport our shelter animals to reputable rescue organizations in the northeast. Because some other states have done a wonderful job with humanely controlling their unwanted pet population through spay/neuter ordinances and community education, they do not have the excessive numbers of homeless pets that we do.
How it works: Every Saturday morning, volunteers meet at our shelter to drive our rescue van (or their personal vehicle if they prefer) with cats and dogs to Richmond, Virginia. Here they take a pit stop and meet other volunteers who help switch the pets to their vehicles, and from there the lucky animals continue on their journey to their forever homes.
It is a very meaningful experience. For more information or if you'd like to volunteer for any Saturday, please call the shelter M-Sat 12-4 PM at 252-520-0003.
IF YOU ARE WITH A RESCUE:
We have tremendous respect for reputable rescues, and are always seeking to partner with groups who can care for & foster our wonderful pets until their forever home is found. To ensure that our animals are placed into legitimate rescue groups, there is a screening process for the organization. If you are with a rescue organization and are interested in helping one or more of our animals, please call the shelter M-Sat, 12-4 PM.
You will be required to provide your organization's adoption contract, vet's name/phone number so that verification can be obtained to condition of animals in your care, name of director or intake director, a brief overview of your screening process, and other information as necessary.