Local Animal Rescues and Shelters

These rescues/shelters are primarily for dogs and cats.


Bladen County

Bladen County Animal Shelter

Location: Elizabethtown, NC

Phone: 910.876.0539 or 910.862.6918

Email: bladenpets@yahoo.com

Website: bladennc.govoffice3.com

A Shelter Friend

Location: Elizabethtown, NC

Phone: 910.876.0539

Email: asf@intrstar.net

Website: ashelterfriend.org


Brunswick County

Brunswick County Animal Protective Services

Location: Supply, NC

Phone: 910.754.8204

Email: animalservices@brunsco.net

Website: aps.brunswicksheriff.com

Cat Tails

Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Phone: 910.575.4529  or  910.235.1375

Email: cattails@atmc.net

Website: cattails.org

Furever Friends Animal Rescue

Location: Leland, NC

Phone: 910.383.2100

Email: slsfureverfriends@gmail.com

Website: www.fureverfriendsnc.com

Paws Place

Location: Winnabow, NC

Phone: 910.845.7297

Email: info@pawsplace.org

Website: www.pawsplace.org

R.A.C.E. - Rescue Animals Community Effort

Location: Shallotte, NC

Phone: 910.579.0407

Email: racerescue@atmc.net

Website: raceshelter.org

S.O.A.R. - Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue

Location: Southport, NC

Phone: 910.457.6340

Email: director.soar@gmail.com

Website: soar-nc.org

Paws Ability

Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Phone: 910.269.6885

Email: info@paws-ability.org

Website: paws-ability.org

Fix A Friend

Location: Winnabow, NC

Phone: 910.253.8161

Email: fixafriendsnclinic@gmail.com

Website: fixafriendclinic.org

Columbus County

Cape Fear Rescue League

Location: Whiteville, NC serving both Columbus & New Hanover Counties

Phone: 910.207.2071

Email: lambertpat54@yahoo.com

Website: Facebook - CFRL

Columbus County Animal Shelter

Location: Whiteville, NC

Phone: 910.641.3945

Email: animal.services@columbussheriff.com

Website: Facebook - Columbus County Animal Shelter

Columbus Humane Society

Location: Whiteville, NC

Phone: 910.640.3700 

Website: columbushumanesociety.org

The Unforgotten Souls

Location: Sunset Beach, NC

Phone: 919.744.0100

Email: theunforgottensouls@gmail.com 

Website: www.theunforgottensouls.com


New Hanover County


Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.392.0557

Email: adopt@adoptanangel.net

Website: www.adoptanangel.net

All 4 Cats, Inc.

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.707.4372

Email: info@all4cats.org

Website: www.all4cats.org

Canines for Service

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.362.8181

Email: information@caninesforservice.org

Website: www.caninesforservice.org

Cape Fear Rescue League

Location: Whiteville, NC serving both Columbus & New Hanover Counties

Phone: 910.207.2071

Email: lambertpat54@yahoo.com

Website: www.facebook.com/capefearrl

C.A.R.E - Coastal Animal Rescue Effort

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.256.2624

Email: care@aahpcr.com

Website: www.carewilmington.org

Cat Adoption Team 

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.792.9014

Email: catnc@earthlink.net

Website: Facebook - Cat Adoption Team


Location: Wilmington, NC

Website: http://ourcatlandia.weebly.com/

Coastal Carolina Saint Bernard Rescue 

Location: Wilmington, NC

Email: ccsbr28405@gmail.com

Website: ccsbr.rescueme.org

Dauntless Dog Rescue of NC

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.685.4627

Email: ddrncadopt@gmail.com

Website: ddrnc.org

Feline Matchmakers, Inc.

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 505.204.1266

Email: felinematchmakers@hotmail.com

Website: felinematchmakers.org

Freedom Bridge Animal Rescue

Location: Wilmington, NC (multi-state with location locally)

Email: freedombridgeanimalrescue@gmail.com

Website: https://www.freedombridgeanimalrescuenc.org/donate

Fresh Start Rescue, Inc.

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.470.6299

Email: freshstartrescueinc@gmail.com

Website: https://www.freshstartrescueinc.org/

Friends of Felines

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.452.6721

Email: friendsofelines@aol.com

Website: https://www.friendsofelines.org/

Kitty Pawtrol

Location: Wilmington, NC

Email: kittypawtrol@yahoo.com

Website: https://kittypawtrol.wixsite.com/k-pawtrol

New Hanover County Sheriff Animal Services Unit

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.798.7500

Email: animalservices@nhcgov.com

Website: www.newhanoversheriff.com/animal-services-unit

New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.686.9171

Email: nhcrabbitrescue@gmail.com

Website: https://www.nhcrabbitrescue.org/

New Hanover Humane Society

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.763.6692

Email: nhumanesoc@aol.com

Website: newhanoverhumanesociety.org

RescueConnect NC

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.302.7290

Email: rescueconnectnc@gmail.com

Website: www.rescueconnectnc.com

Rosey's Rescue 

Location: Wilmington, NC

Email: roseysweezers7@aol.com

Website: roseysrescue.com

St. Furever Freedom Animal Rescue

Location: Wilmington, NC

Email: stffar12@hotmail.com

Website: https://www.stffar.org/

Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington 

Location: Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910.622.0011

Email: sunburstfoundation@gmail.com

Website: www.sunburstfoundationofwilmington.org


Onslow County

Adoption First Animal Rescue

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Email: adoptions@adoptionfirstanimalrescue.com

Website: https://www.adoptionfirstanimalrescue.com/

Carolina Animal Protection Society

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Phone: 910.455.9682

Email: capsrescue@yahoo.com

Website: www.capsrescue.com

JPR Pet Pantry / Jaded Paws Rescue

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Phone: 910.389.2372

Email: jprescue@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.jadedpawsrescue.com/

Manageable Misfits

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Phone: 910.548.4770

Email: sask9nc@gmail.com

Website: https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nc/jacksonville/manageable-misfits-nc805/

Onslow County Animal Services

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Phone: 910.455.0182

Email: animalservices@onslowcountync.gov

Website: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/animalservices

Operation Topcat

Location: Sneads Ferry, NC

Website: www.operationtopcatnc.org

Ruby's Misfits Animal Rescue

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Email: rubysmisfitsanimalrescue@gmail.com

Website: https://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/93484-rubys-misfits-animal-rescue-jacksonville-north-carolina

Western Ferals of Onslow Cat Rescue

Location: Jacksonville, NC

Phone: 910.650.4872

Email: westernferal@gmail.com

Website: https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nc/jacksonville/western-ferals-of-onslow-cat-rescue-nc1050/

Winston's Whiskers Kitten Rescue

Location: Richlands, NC

Email: winstonswhiskerskr@gmail.com


Pender County

Blue Moon Shepherd Rescue, Inc.

Location: Rocky Point, NC

Email: BMSR1313@gmail.com

Website: https://bluemoonshepherdresq.wixsite.com/bmsr


Carolina Boxer Rescue, Inc.

Location: Hampstead, NC

Phone: 910.799.5638

Email: carolinaboxer@gmail.com

Website: www.carolinaboxerrescue.org

Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab

Location: Hampstead, NC

Phone: 864.483.2444

Email: adoptafurrcat@gmail.com

Website: www.catfurr.org

Half-Way Home Canine Rescue, Inc

Location: Watha, NC

Phone: 910.285.6212

Email: hlfwyhom@aol.com

Website: https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/nc/watha/half-way-home-canine-rescue-inc-nc802/

Hamilton's Healing Hearts

Location: Willard, NC

Phone: 910.271.5170

Email: hamiltonshealinghearts@gmail.com

Website: https://www.hamiltonshealinghearts.com/

Monty's Home

Location: Burgaw, NC

Phone: 910.259.7911

Email: info@montyshome.org

Website: www.montyshome.org

P.E.A.R - Pender Endangered Animal Rescue

Location: Rocky Point, NC

Phone: 910.512.8522

Email: dogadoption1@gmail.com

Website: Facebook - PEAR

Pender County Animal Shelter

Location: Burgaw, NC

Phone: 910.259.1484

Email: animalshelter@pendercountync.gov

Website: www.pendercountync.gov/as

Pender County Humane Society

Location: Burgaw, NC

Phone: 910.259.7022 

Email: penderhumane@yahoo.com

Website: https://penderhumane.org/