Help save homeless pets in NC
Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2022, 30,848 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across North Carolina, but together with your help, we’re changing that.
Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through North Carolina by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.
Best Friends ramps up efforts in North Carolina
In North Carolina, our legislative, regional, and national teams collaborate with state coalitions, shelter leaders, field services agencies, and the community to implement the latest lifesaving practices and programs and increase community awareness, all necessary components for shelters to promote better outcomes for dogs and cats.
Join your North Carolina grassroots action team
Help create big change for the pets and people in your community. Connect with a local team of advocates today.
North Carolina Animals Need Your Help
Volunteer to save the lives of pets in North Carolina
With millions of animals in shelters around the country hoping for families of their very own, one of the most valuable gifts you can give is the gift of your time. For animals waiting to go home, your kindness makes all the difference.
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Find a Best Friends Network partner near you
The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.
Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.