Local rescue groups

Local rescue groups

Great info on raising orphaned kittens:  kitten-rescue.com Great pictures to help "guestimate" the age of that kitten you found (1-75 days of age) here.

CAPS, Jacksonville (910)455-9682 capsrescue.org Operation Top Cat, Topsail Island, (no phone # available)  operationtopcat.com orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cat Adoption Team, Wilmington (910)792-9014

Cat Tails, Ocean Isle (910)253-1375 cattails.org

Cape Fear Spay/Neuter, Castle Hayne (910)602-1101

Cat Kind and Safe Harbor Farm, Maysville (252)422-6770 safeharborfarm.org

Camp Lejeune Animal Control (910)451-2695

Carteret County Humane Society (252)247-7744

Craven County Animal Control (252)637-4606

Fran's Felines, New Bern (252)638-3815 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Marley Fund, Greenville (leukemia/aids positive cats) (252)215-0925 marleyfund.com

    New Hanover County Animal Control (910)763-6692

    Onslow County Animal Control (910)455-0182

    PAWS Carteret, Morehead City (252)247-3341

    Saving Graces 4 Felines, Greenville (252)355-3404

    Helpful hints for re-homing an animal yourself:
    • 1)  Always ask potential adopters for the telephone number of their veterinarian and then call the vet's office for a reference.  Your pet will be more likely to be taken care of by someone who sees the vet regularly for routine things and is on heartworm and flea preventive than by someone who rarely (if ever) takes their other pets to the vet.  Sadly, sometimes people who respond to "free to good home" are looking for animals for dog fighting bait, laboratory experimentation, or even snake food.  Yes, this does really happen.  Be aware and vigilant.
    • 2)  Post pictures of your pet at all the vet's offices, together with a description of their qualities and needs.  Be honest about your pet's faults and medical issues.  Failing to disclose may get your pet a home right now, only to end up with it being surrendered to animal control if it urinates on the carpets, etc.
    • 3)  Be prepared to update your pet on all vaccines and lab tests (leukemia, heartworm, etc) and be sure your pet is spayed or neutered prior to placing in a new home.  Your pet is more appealing to people when they aren't going to have to immediately budget a new pet's annual visit and sterilization surgery into their budget.
    • 4)  Request that potential adopters bring pictures of previous pets and their home if you're not willing to visit their home directly.  Check their address at googlemaps.com and check their profiles on Myspace and Facebook before meeting with them.
    • 5)  Don't delude yourself into thinking you can drop your pet off at our Animal Control office here in Onslow County and that your pet will be in a new home in a matter of days.  Most of the pets there (especially the cats) have terrible adoption rates and most are euthanized (thousands every single year).  There are simply too many pets and too few homes.  Don't breed your pet.  Spay and neuter saves lives!