Most of us who own pets understand how important they are to us. We all hope that others will discover this by adopting homeless animals or at least contribute in some way to their lives. Sadly, in our community, there are countless animals being euthanized daily and thus will never find their forever homes. Whatever you can do to help, whether it is your time or a monetary contribution, you have the ability to make a difference in an animal’s life. Some prefer to work directly with the animals and others choose not to have their heartstrings pulled in every direction. There are many other volunteer positions available, such as organizing fundraisers, clerical work, educating the public or just being an advocate for the animals. Those who work in the shelters are the true heroes of our community. Their dedication to saving lives daily is tireless and never ending. Without them, we would not have been blessed with our two furballs and for that, we are very thankful. Below you will find a list of organizations that are dedicated to making a difference and need your support.
Animal Advocates of Moore County, Inc.
229A Ridgeline Drive
Aberdeen, NC 28315
email@example.com – Email Contact
AAMC needs volunteers to help staff the cats-in-residence program at Petsmart. We will be there every 5th month (August 2011, January, June, November 2012) and have shifts available throughout the day from store opening to store close. Involves cleaning, feeding, watering and interacting with the cats and kittens, as well as interaction with the public.
Other Opportunities Include:
-Foster homes for cats and dogs
-Hosts of jewelry collection parties (AAMC collects jewelry year-round for its annual sale at the Holly Festival)
To volunteer, please contact Susan Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-295-4707
The Animal Center of Moore County
5235 U.S. Hwy. 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327
Center Adoption Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00-4:30 PM
The Animal Center of Moore County is an all-access shelter run by the county. After a 72 hour waiting period, lost or stray animals not picked up by their owners or surrendered animals that are healthy and well adjusted, are put up for adoption. The $65.00 adoption fee for a dog or cat includes first shots, worming, microchip and spay/neuter.
Volunteer opportunities are available for people over 18 years of age. Volunteer applications can be picked up at the Center.
Central N.C. Animal Welfare Coalition
Pat Newton – Contact
If you would like to have an immediate and lasting impact on the well being of our four-legged friends in Moore County, please consider joining the Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee Education Program. Our goal is to share the Pet Responsibility curriculum with each 4th grade student in Moore County on a yearly basis. The lesson plans are integrated with the school’s Character Education Program, focusing on good judgement, integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect and responsibility and also linked to the N.C. Standard Course of Study. Currently, there are 12 public and 9 private schools with a 4th grade class. our objective is to team-teach at the same school each year. A minimum of two teachers would be assigned to each school. The curriculum is offered once a year and on a weekly basis for five weeks. You and your co-instructor would be in charge of setting the schedule with the principal.
Feral Friends of the Sandhills
PO Box 807
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Sandi Shriberg, Vice President – Contact
Sherry Mortenson, President
Sandi Shriberg, Vice President
Camie Marion, Treasurer and Secretary
Feral Friends of the Sandhills mission is to stop the killing of cats, to advocate for their humane care and to reduce the stray and feral cat overpopulation in Moore County through the non-lethal method of Trap, Neuter, Return.
Hoke/Raeford Humane Society
700 CC Steel Street
Raeford, NC 28376
A small shelter with limited funding from the county. Although not a no-kill shelter, the pets are treated with the up-most respect. The focus is finding as many compatible homes as possible.
“Tail Waggin’ Tutors” – Children Reading to Dogs
Linda Hubbard, Volunteer Coordinator Moore County Schools
The mission of Tail Waggin’ Tutors is to expand a child’s interest in reading and thus lay the groundwork for a lifetime of education ultimately leading to a higher quality of life. “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” began as Luther & Friends Canine Visitors Bureau in 2005. The bureau consisted of two programs C.A.R.E. Canine Assisted Reading Education and Responsible Pet Ownership. Over the past five years, seven classes have graduated into the program. 74 canines and their owners have graduated, all certified by Therapy Dog International.
Eligibility – Canines and their owners must be certified by Therapy Dogs International, Inc. and have a Canine Good Citizenship Certificate issued through the American Kennel Club.
Training – Training for TDI and AKC certification is available through several trainers/schools in Moore and Lee Counties.
Open everyday 12:00-6:00 PM except Wednesday
Our mission….to improve the physical and emotional well being of special needs individuals by providing a safe and supportive environment in which they may experience the benefits of therapeutic riding.
We invite you to join us in an adventure that provides a needed service to children and adults with special needs. There are many jobs that need to be done such as; working directly with the clients, administrative tasks in the office, fund raising, care for horses and event planning.
Solutions For Animals, Inc. (SFA)
2298 Horace Walters Road
Raeford, NC 28376
Cindy Bristow, Owner/Operator
Partners needed for fund-raisers, dog chaperones, animal transporters, fostering, training and socializing, dog and cat grooming and much more.