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North Carolina-Catawba County area-


Humane Society of Catawba County
3224 20th Ave SE
Hickory, NC
(828) 464-8878
Fax us (828) 464-4299


Rabies Clinics

HSCC offers Rabies vaccines the 3rd Saturday of the month at our facility from 2-4pm. Rabies vaccines are $8.00.

“Well Pet” Vaccine Clinics

Usually offered the first Friday of each month from 3-5:30 p.m. Your pets MUST have an appointment. Call HSCC @ 828 464-8878 to schedule. Healthy pets may attend these clinics to receive annual vaccines and testing.

North Carolina-Ashe county-


Ashe County Humane Society
1175 Old Hwy 16
Jefferson, NC
(In front of the National Guard Armory)

PO Box 1776
West Jefferson, NC 28694
(336) 982-4297


Mountain Times May 6, 2010

"Tails were wagging on dogs of all shapes and sizes all the way around Ashe County Park in Jefferson on the morning of Saturday, May 1, when the Ashe Humane Society held their inaugural Woof Walk event.
"While both owners and dogs appeared to enjoy the Woof Walk itself - which went around the exterior of the park - many participants found it difficult due to a very steep section toward the end of the walk. Giles said that they might try to plan a less-strenuous course next year.

"The event raised $5,800 for the Humane Society from sponsorships, registration and donations from baked goods sold by The Shear Shack, a grooming business located in West Jefferson. The money raised will allow the organization to continue offering services such as reduced-cost spaying and neutering, their pet food bank (to help struggling people feed their pets) and the pet adoptions held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m."



The Humane Society now has limited funds available to assist citizens who are unable to afford to spay or neuter their pets even at reduced costs. You must be able to show a real need in order to qualify for this program such as proof of being on government assistance such as the food stamp program. Call the PET RESOURCE CENTER (336) 982-4297 for more information and to see if you qualify!

Contact the society for more information.

North Carolina-Rocky Mount-


Animal Crackers
Post Office Box 8860
Rocky Mount, NC  27804


Saturday May 22, 2010 10am-2pm

Animal Crackers Food Bank Grand Opening

586 English Road (just beyond the Honda Dealership)

Come join us and bring your furry friends to our Grand Opening of the Animal Crackers Food Bank.   If your furry friend is feeling generous to other pets in need, please bring pet food for donation (see below).  If you know a pet in need, tell them about us and to bring a food container that we can help fill.  Pet food for pets in need is first come, first serve while supplies last.  Check back often for upcoming events for the grand opening!

Wish/Donation List:

Unopen bags dog/cat food.

Unopen cans dog/cat food.

New and gently used toys.

New and gently used towels and blankets

New and gently used beds

Cat Litter

Monetary donations

Also at the Grand Opening:


Low cost rabies and microchip clinic with Riverside Veterinary Hospital


Rocky Mount Telegram May 20, 2010

"Mayor David Combs joined officers and friends of Animal Crackers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the group's new Pet Food Bank at 586 English Road.

"The Pet Food Bank will host a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with hot dogs and beverages, a bake sale and raffle ticket opportunities to win a weekend of pet sitting or private home training sessions.

"Dr. Bob Cameron of Riverside Veterinary Hospital will be on site providing rabies shots for $5 and microchips for $15.  Representatives from several local animal organizations will also be on site to discuss adoptions.  Donations of pet food, pet toys and pet treats will  be accepted. These items will be distributed at no charge to qualified applicants."


The organization will be supporting spay and neuter through vouchers:

This new program intends to reach out to those in financial need and will not be possible without the collaboration of all our local veterinarians. Each voucher has a specific value depending on the type of service and on the income level of the pet owner.

Contact them for more information.

North Carolina-Hoke, Harnett, Cumberland and Robeson counties-



Kibble Co-Op

Located at:
Fayettesville Tractor Supply
(910) 868-6222


Fayettesville Observer June 27, 2010

"Honey got a shot Saturday for her own good.

"Jeff Lott brought the 14-month-old Rottweiler to the Fayetteville Tractor Supply Co. on Raeford Road for her rabies shot. There, Dr. Olivia Guzman administered the vaccination in Lott's pickup.

""My wife rescues Rottweilers, and something like this helps keep the budget down," said Lott, who lives in Robeson County and works for a defense contractor on Fort Bragg.

"Lott, who is 39, figured he probably saved $7 by getting the rabies shot during the kickoff campaign of the pet food cooperative, Kibble Co-Op.

"Guzman is one of three veterinarians from the Cape Fear region who have offered to hold low-cost health clinics on a quarterly basis to assist low-income families with pets.

"Kathy Hynes is spearheading the co-op cause: To provide free pet food to those making sacrifices to keep their beloved animals. Primarily, the co-op is meant to serve people in Hoke and Harnett counties. But Hynes said it will be glad to help people struggling financially in Cumberland and Robeson counties, too.

"Saturday's rabies clinic, where the shots were available for $9 each, was part of Hynes' master plan.

""My whole idea is not only supply food for low-income individuals," she said, "but also provide immunization, wellness checks and heartworm (medication) for anybody."

"The clinic was billed as a grand opening, but Hynes said the co-op's website will not be available for another couple of weeks. At that time, people will be able to access the applications to participate.

""This is the start of everything," she said. "Hopefully, in a year it will be bigger. This is the grassroots."

"Pet food donations can be made at Fayetteville Tractor Supply Co., which has agreed to provide storage in its warehouse.

"Hynes, known as "Skippy" to friends, serves as a medical administrator for the Hoke County Jail. But she also pulls dogs from animal shelters, providing rescue, rehabilitation and homes for them up north. She said she has saved 170 dogs in the past decade.

"Not just anyone will be able to receive free pet food once Kibble Co-Op is in full operation.

"To receive assistance, pet owners must meet at least one of the following criteria:

"They have aid-dependent children.

"They receive disability from Social Security.

"They're on Medicaid.

"They receive food stamps.

"Other criteria are based on annual income and the number of people living in the household.

"Hynes emphasized that pets must be spayed or neutered.

"Guzman, who works in Laurinburg at the X-Way Road Animal Hospital, also serves as a veterinary member of the Scotland County Board of Health. She's helping Hynes get the cooperative going.

"Kim Krivit of Parkton and Mary Ellen Brown, an emergency room veterinarian in Vass, are also on board.

""When the economy bottomed out last October, people lost their jobs, and the drop-off rate at the (county animal) shelter went up 200 percent," Guzman said. "They couldn't buy food for their pets. None of the other vets want to give any discounts.""

No website yet so call or e-mail for more information.

Wake, Durham, Orange and Franklin counties


SAFE Haven for Cats
8431-137 Garvey Drive
Raleigh NC 27616


The agency hosts regular rabies vaccination and microchip clinics for dogs and cats.


They also offer low cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs under 15lb.


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