Paw’s Place Dog Rescue (3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd, Winnabow [Map this]), Pender Humane Society (1407 N.C. 53, Burgaw [Map this]) and Southport/Oak Island Animal Rescue (3376 St. Charles Place, Southport [Map this]) are all listed as no-kill animal shelters.
Many additional area rescue groups are considered no-kill, but their dogs and cats are in foster homes or are otherwise housed at homes.
Fostering has become a major contributor to saving homeless pets while they wait for adoption into permanent homes.
The nation and our local region have seen a huge growth in the number of rescue groups over the last 10 to 15 years, including no-kill organizations. But the continued flow of homeless pets into shelters and rescues puts a strain on many of them.
Beyond the municipal shelters, the funding comes purely from donations by local animal lovers or from any grants a group might be awarded.
All of the local groups and shelters are working hard to promote the spaying and neutering of pets, which is a key element of stemming the rate of homelessness and euthanasia, where millions of pets lose their lives across the country each year.
For a list of area rescue groups and shelters, go to the Cape Fear Critters blog at Critters.blogs.StarNewsOnline.com. If you notice a group is not listed, please email Tom Grady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date posted: December 12, 2013
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