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Pet resources throughout the Triangle

You don't have to own a pet to be a friend to animals. Shelters and animal rescue services are constantly in need of volunteers and foster homes. Too busy? These organizations also need donations of money and supplies.

For a more complete listing, including animal rescues for specific dog breeds, visit www.trianglepetrescue.org .

Cary

  • Best Friend Pet Adoption: Shelter that holds regular adopt-a-thons to provide an owner to the local dogs and cats under their care. www.bfpa.org
  • New Beginnings: Organization facilitating adoption of stray and homeless dogs. www.petfinder.org/shelters/NC255.html
  • Palisades Animal Rescue: Group specializing in cat and kitten adoption. www.petfinder.org/shelters/NC337.html
  • Second Chance Pet Adoptions: Shelter for stray and homeless cats and dogs that provides educational programs and services. www.second chancenc.org

    Chapel Hill

  • Orange County Animal Shelter: Shelter for dogs, cats and other homeless pets in the Orange County area. www.petfinder.org/shelters/ NC340.html
  • Piedmont Wildlife Center: Organization that rehabilitates and restores local wildlife. www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org

    Durham

  • Animal Protection Society of Durham: Shelter that cares for more than 6,000 dogs, cats and kittens each year. www.apsofdurham.org
  • Independent Animal Rescue: Shelter that provides medical attention and adoption services. www.animalrescue.net

    Garner

  • Feral Cat Friends: Organization that offers food, shelter and spaying/neutering to wild cats. It also offers adoption options to adoptable cats. www.feralcatfriends.org

    Pittsboro

  • Chatham Animal Rescue and Education: Formerly the Chatham Humane Society, Chatham Animal Rescue uses foster homes to house homeless pets until a more permanent home can be found. www.chathamanimal rescue.org
  • Creature Coalition: Shelter that also has an animal sanctuary for unadoptable pets and a retirement home for older pets whose owners no longer can take care of them. www.pet finder.org/shelters/NC286.html

    Raleigh

  • AnimalKind: Organization that educates owners about spaying/neutering pets and overpopulation problems. www.animalkind.org
  • Big Paws Dog Rescue: Shelter and adoption center exclusively for big breed dogs. www.petfinder.org/shelters/NC318.html
  • C.A.R.E. for Animals: Organization that rescues animals from local shelters and places them in foster care until they are adopted. www.petfinder.com/shelters/carefor animals.html
  • Justice for Animals: Advocacy group that works through the legal system to strengthen animal protection laws and end cruelty to animals. www.justice foranimals.org
  • Operation Catnip: Organization that helps control the cat population by capturing, spaying/neutering and returning feral cats to the wild. www.operationcatnip.org/raleigh.html
  • Raleigh Rodent Rescue: Shelter specializing in the care and adoption of rats, hamsters and mice. www.raleighrodentrescue.org
  • SAFE Haven for Cats: No-kill shelter specializing in cats. www.safehavenforcats.org
  • Snowflake Animal Rescue: Foster home service for cats and dogs with no fixed shelter location. www.snowflakerescue.org
  • SPCA of Wake County: Shelter that promotes adoption of unwanted animals and provides owner education. www.spcawake.org
  • Wake County Animal Shelter: Shelter owned and operated by Wake County. www.wakegov.com/county/pets/shelter/default.htm

    Wake Forest

  • A New Leash on Life: Dog rescue organization that places stray or unwanted dogs with foster families until placed with a permanent home. www.anewleashonlifedogrescue.org
  • Saving Grace: Shelter that housebreaks animals and provides medical treatment. www.savinggracenc.org

    Traveling

  • Carolina Mobile Spay/Neuter: Mobile animal clinic that provides vaccines and spaying/neutering service. www.carolinamobilespay.com
  • Cyber Pet: Online service sponsored by the USDA to reunite lost pets with their owners through Internet ads. www.cyberpet-help.com/ncpets/index.html
  • SNAP-NC: Organization providing low-cost spaying/neutering to those needing financial assistance. www.snap-nc.org
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