But you can change that. Rockingham County Animal Shelter in North Carolina has partnered with Best Friends to create the Rockingham County satellite foster program, which is focused on saving lives by increasing kitten and cat fostering.
You, too, can foster, adopt, volunteer and advocate for the animals. Working together, we'll create better lives for Rockingham County cats and a happier, healthier community for both people and pets.
Adopt to help save lives
When you adopt a cat who’s been patiently waiting for a place to call home, you’re not only saving a life.
Volunteer to help save lives
Passionate, caring people like you who volunteer to help the animals are the heartbeat of our organization here in Rockingham County.
Foster: open your heart and home
When you foster a cat or kitten in Rockingham County, you’re not only providing a safe and loving place for a pet to learn and grow, you’re helping to make room for more animals in the shelter.
Advocate: create positive change
You have the power to create positive change for the animals in your community. Join a local 2025 Action Team or start your own today.
Members of the 2025 Action Team work to expand pet-friendly housing, provide resources for local community cats and kittens and their caregivers, make sure people can share their lives with any dog they choose regardless of breed, and more.
Events: make a difference for pets
Have fun and connect with fellow animal lovers through a variety of local and national events, big and small.
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.