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What has happened to the Topsail Humane Society since the passing of Kathy McArthur?

Ken Little

The future of the Topsail Humane Society remains on hold, and it’s possible the animal shelter may never reopen, said Cathy Williams, a member of the organization’s board of directors and a friend of founder Kathryn McArthur.

“To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing going on,” Williams said.

McArthur died in January. Prior to her death, a new shelter in Holly Ridge, in Onslow County, was under construction.

Construction on the new shelter stopped after McArthur’s unexpected passing, Williams said.

McArthur was the driving force behind the Topsail Humane Society, Williams said.

“It was her passion. In my opinion, it goes with Cathy,” she said.

A lawyer is in the process of settling administrative issues connected to the shelter trust, Williams said.

“It will go before the board and they will decide what to do,” she said. “We don’t have any plans at the moment.”

There were no dogs in the Hampstead shelter after last fall, when McArthur left the area on a trip.


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