9th North Carolina Week for Animals
July 8-16, 2017!

 The NC Week team is currently working with shelters and organizations  across the entire state. Your ideas and suggestions are truly welcome as we all work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate the amazing animals, people and communities of beautiful North Carolina. Contact us today!

We will be adding events up to and through the entire week!
Thank you Ft. Bragg Working K-9's and their Handlers!

~An official North Carolina Week for the Animals event~

Fort Bragg  
NC 28307
"Home of the Airborne"

Fort Bragg is known as the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces." Fort Bragg is the home for the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division. The US Army Special Operations Command and the US Army Parachute Team (the Golden Knights) also call Fort Bragg home.  God Bless Our Troops!Visit SOF K9 MEMORIAL----A MEMORIAL TO THE CANINE HEROES OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES  https://www.asomf.org/museum-information/about-the-museum/sof-k9-memorial/
Kickoff Friday, July 7th , 8, 9th All Day Clinic
Hope for Horses -Robbie Potter 3 Day Summer Camp 

Hope for Horses  1431 Dillingham Road    Barnardsville, NC 28709​

3 Day Clinic Looking for folks to be Auditors for this amazing 3-day clinic! 
Day 1 - Basic Horsemanship Clinic (All Day)
Day 2 - Obstacles & Trail Prep (Morning Session) & Hitting the Trails (Afternoon Session)
Day 3 - Intro to Cow Work (Morning Session) & Working Cows (Afternoon Session)  For more information, please visit Robbie's website!  
This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best Horsemanship clinics in our area! ​

 Hope for Horses is an equine rescue and rehabilitation organization serving greater Western North Carolina. Our horse rescue has helped hundreds of horses! If there is a possibility that you may be interested in making a difference and adopting, fostering , please contact us via email at hopeforhorses@aol.com Or give us a call at 828-683-0160.  https://www.hopeforhorses.org/
Saturday, July 8th        7:00 am – 10:00 am
New Hope Audubon Society Bird Walk 

Harris Lake County Park   2112 County Park Drive   New Hill, NC 27515

BIRD WALK with NEW HOPE AUDUBON SOCIETY: 7:00 AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017, to a local site. Meet at 7:00 in front of the Wild Bird Center in East Gate Shopping Center (1800 E. Franklin Street) in Chapel Hill for a 2-3 hour bird walk.

New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring snacks and water if you like. Heavy rain will result in cancellation. For questions, contact David Anderson at d47anders@gmail.com

New Hope Audubon Society (NHAS) is the chapter of the National Audubon Society that serves Chatham, Durham, and Orange counties in central North Carolina--including Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and Pittsboro.
 RSVP REQUIRED Leader: Gary Perlmutter 919-387-4342 919-306-1017-cell gary.perlmutter@gmail.com 
Saturday, July 8    8:00 am-11:00 pm
54th Annual Coon Dog Day in Saluda 
City Hall Information Tent In Front of Saluda City Hall, 
Saluda, NC      28773    City Hall-828-749-2581

Don't miss Saluda's 54th Annual COON DOG DAY—a celebration for dogs and their people! The event will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 8 AM to 11 PM.
Great food, live music, parade, 5K run, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event in downtown Saluda. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that attracts over 10,000 people each year.   Visit https://www.cityofsaludanc.com/coon-dog-day-1
              Saturday, July 8th                     8:00 am-12:00 noon
Chatham County Pet Adoptions! Save a life.

Chatham County Animal Shelter 725 County Landfill Road          Pittsboro, NC 27312         919-542-7203.    

Come out and save a life and take home your new best friend. See some of our loving adoptables. Time is of the essence. Our newest shelter arrivals, have usually 7 days or less after holding period. Help these babes find a home. :  725 County Landfill Road, west of Pittsboro off of US 64.

SHELTER HRS: Shelter open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday  PHONE: For info, pls call 
919-542-7203.       http://chathamnc.animalshelternet.com/adoption_search_a.cfm
Saturday, July 8th          9:00 am -til
'Horses and Hogs'

-Ride starts at Ray Price Harley 1126 S Sanders S St, RALEIGH, NC 27603   919.832.2261
-Ride Ends Leilani Mae Horse Rescue  9248 E Reeves Bridge Rd, Linden, NC 28356
Charity to raise money for Leilani Mae Horse Rescue for horses that have been abused, neglected, and slaughter-bound. This rescue is operated by Army combat veteran, Deborah Gillis, and is a 501 c 3 Non Profit Horse Rescue. Deb's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and facilitate the adoption of neglected, abused, and slaughter-bound horses.
Registration  | 9:00 am Kickstands up  | 10 :00 AM    $20 RIDER & $10 passenger
Ready for adoption!  http://www.leilanimaehorserescue.com/category/adoptable-horses/
          Saturday, July 8th        9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monty's Home Meet & Greet

Petco  24 S. College Rd.    Wilmington, NC  28403          (910) 799-2472

Come meet your next best friend and the wonderful folks at Monty's! Home.  http://www.montyshome.org/partners/adorable-adoptables/

Inspired by the love and generous spirit of Monty – a once-in-a-lifetime therapy dog that succumbed to cancer – Monty’s Home, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit org, currently serving Southeastern NC. Learn how to help .  http://www.montyshome.org/how-to-help/
Saturday, July 8th                        10:00-am-3:00 pm
Sarge's Adoption Days
SARF Headquarters
256 Industrial Park Drive    Waynesville, NC  28786      828-246-9050 

Adoption days feature cats and dogs rescued from the Haywood County Animal Shelter and safely in foster care. They are all tested for heartworm and FeiV/FIV, given appropriate vaccinations and preventatives for heartworms, fleas and ticks and are spayed or neutered. Photos of available foster animals can be found on our Featured Pets page.    http://www.sargeandfriends.org/events.html
Saturday, July 8th            10:00 am-6:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society Adoptions 

Asheville Humane Soc 14 Forever Friend Ln   Asheville, North Carolina     28806

Asheville Humane Society has wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time to fostering animals in need. One of our greatest needs is fosters for kittens. If you'd like to learn more about caring for kittens as a foster family, please join us for this informational workshop.

 Some of our kittens are in critical condition when they go home with foster families to recover and rest. This workshop will give you the tools to address some of these more difficult cases and help us save even more lives! 
**If you are not a foster yet, you may fill out the foster application during the class. We always need more foster families! http://www.ashevillehumane.org/
                   Saturday, July 8th                       10:00 am -2:00 pm
Catering to Cats and Dogs- Adoptable Cats Meet n Greet

PetSmart      6070 Bayfield Pkwy    Concord, NC 28027   (704) 788-9661 

See our adoptables on our website and come on out and meet us!And get the latest news. CTC&D is a feline and canine nurture center concerned for the well being and health of homeless cats, kittens, dogs & puppies in need of food, shelter and love. CTC&D takes abandoned and surrendered animals, places them into foster homes, ensures they have proper medical care, and adopts them out to permanent, loving homes. Visit http://www.c2cnd.org/
Saturday (& thru Month )                           10:00 am-11:00 am
Blue Ridge Humane Society Yoga with Cats !

Sanctuary Brewing Company    147 1st Ave E    Hendersonville, NC 28792

Every Saturday morning at 10:30 am we offer Yoga with Cats! For only $5 you get a fantastic yoga class with YAM Yoga and Massage. You also get the opportunity to mingle with adoptable cats from Blue Ridge Humane Society!

Your $5 helps Blue Ridge provide loving care to shelter animals, and if you decide to adopt one of these lovely felines, Sanctuary Brewing covers HALF of the adoption fee, plus we’ll throw in a Yoga with Cats canvas tote bag! – See more at: http://www.sanctuarybrewco.com/events.html#sthash.RHUftwJw.dpuf 
Check out all our available cats at www.blueridgehumane.org or come visit to see who you fall in love with!  http://www.blueridgehumane.org/adoptions/
Please share!  Shelter hours     Tuesday - Thursday   10am - 6pm
Friday - Sunday   10am - 5pm       Closed Mondays 
Saturday, July 8th    10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Cantaloupe Festival w/ Horseback Riding 
 Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Departments 654 U.S. Hwy. 1 south
Ridgeway North Carolina   27589

Cantaloupe, Brunswick Stew, Hot Dogs, Festival Refreshments and Foods. Historical Displays, Kiddie Rides, Horse back rides, and Arts and Crafts vendors.
Local Entertainment!  There will be horseback riding, cornhole tournaments, live entertainment, and plenty of cantaloupes to celebrate this farming community’s long history of growing the fruit — Ridgeway’s cantaloupes have earned a special fame for their sweetness. http://ridgewayhistoricalsociety.com/cantaloupefestival.html
Saturday, July 8th          10:30 am – 12:30 pm
German Shepherd Rescue Adoptions 

AniMall at Cary Towne Center   1105 Walnut St   Cary, NC 27511   

Beautiful German Shepherds looking for forever homes. We are a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers committed to  offering essential care and adoption services to neglected, stray or surrendered German Shepherd Dogs. 

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina and supporting the Carolinas and Virginia, we strive to protect and promote this magnificent breed. We only adopt to people living in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. http://www.gsdrescue.org/
Browse the beauties! http://www.gsdrescue.org/animals/browse
Saturday, July 8th                  10:30 am-4:30 pm
The Animal Sanctuary at Poplar Grove
     at Poplar Grove: Rescue, Rehabilitation, Education

Poplar Grove Plantation 10200 US Highway 17 N. Wilmington, NC 28411

Poplar Grove is humbled to be a rescue and foster site for neglected and abused farm animals and equines.  We work diligently with law enforcement and rescue organizations, including the Cape Fear Equine Rescue.   Our Animal Sanctuary was established to rescue, rehabilitate and protect the quality of life and well-being of abused, neglected or unwanted farm animals.  
We offer care and a peaceful home, where our animals live in a safe, free-roaming well-maintained environment. Open 7 days a week. Call for special times & tours on Sunday. Visit  http://www.poplargrove.org/
Saturday, July 8th         11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Greater Charlotte SPCA  Pet Adoption Event

Bass Pro Shops    8181 Concord Mills Blvd,    Concord, NC 28027

See our loving adoptables! https://www.charlottespca.org/petfinder

The Greater Charlotte Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) serves the animals and people of Charlotte, NC and the surrounding counties. We are an autonomous organization not affiliated with or supported by any other SPCAs including the ASPCA. We are also not a government-run organization. The Greater Charlotte SPCA is a private 501(c)(3).  https://www.charlottespca.org/events/
         Saturday, July 8th                          11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Johnston County Animal Protection League Adoptions 

PetSmart     White Oak/Shenstone Blvd     265 Shenstone Boulevard 
Garner, NC 27529          Phone (919) 773-0376

JCAPL Mission Statement – To promote animal welfare through:  Advocacy
Protection   Humane education   Reduction of pet overpopulation. Loving adoptables:
    Saturday, July 8th                             11:00 am - 3:00  pm
Second Chance Adoption Center Cat Adoptathon

Second Chance 6003 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 133    Raleigh, NC 27607

Come out and adopt one of loving cats or kitties. Visit website at  https://www.secondchancenc.org/adopt-a-pet/adopt-a-cat/

Second Chance's mission is to rescue abandoned and stray cats and dogs, provide excellent care for each pet and match each pet with the best home for its needs, in order to ensure a long lifetime of safety, love and companionship. Second Chance also encourages responsible pet ownership through education, advocacy, programs and services.   http://www.secondchancenc.org/ 
Phone 919 851-8404         E-mail: secondchance@secondchancenc.org 
                                            Saturday, July 8th                       11:00 am-4:00 pm
 Cumberland County Animal Shelter Adoptions

Shelter   4704 Corporation Dr     Fayetteville, NC 28306

Friends FB https://www.facebook.com/CCACanimalfriends
Our mission is to advocate for, promote and support the animals in the Cumberland County Animal Shelter in order to decrease euthanasia rates and to promote responsible pet ownership. Come out and save a life!

See loving shelter adoptables and shelter hours.   Animal Control  4704 Corporation Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306  Phone: 910-321-6852 ·  Director: Dr. John Lauby  http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/animal_control/adoptable_animals.aspx
Saturday, July 8th                               11:00 am-7:00 pm
Lincoln County Animal Shelter Offsite Adoption Day
Petco     10017 Biddick Ln.      Huntersville, NC 28078          (704) 895-7643

The mission of  Lincoln County Animal Services is to promote and enforce the humane treatment of our animal population, rabies eradication, reducing animal euthanasia and controlling the pet population through a cooperative effort with the community and our Community Care Adoptables http://www.lincolncounty.org/index.aspx?NID=973
More pets https://www.hslcnc.org/about.html

Programs and volunteers. Mr Workman mgr. Shelter address. 50 John Howell Memorial Dr. Lincolnton, NC  28092     Ph: (704) 736-4125 Pls visit to see loving adoptables.  http://www.lincolncounty.org/index.aspx?nid=702
Humane Society https://www.hslcnc.org/
Saturday, July 8th        11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Triangle Beagles Adoption Day
Petco   7811 Alexander Promenade PI     Raleigh, 27617 

If you are interested in adoption or just want to hang out with the beagles, feel free to stop by!! Many of our foster beagles have spent a while in foster homes and are ready to find their forever homes. Come talk to us to find out how you can adopt or foster with us. 

This adopt-a-thon is at PetCo (Raleigh).  Did you know? TBR does not have a "location". We are 100% operated by volunteers, and all the beagles are being spoiled in individual foster homes throughout the Triangle area.  http://tribeagles.org/event/july-adopt-a-thon-at-petco/    See loving adoptables http://tribeagles.org/fosters/
Saturday July 8th        11:00 am -2:00 pm
RUFF Adoption Event
Cary Phydeaux    6464 Tryon Road    Cary NC 27518

Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) is an all volunteer, nonprofit rescue dedicated to reducing the homeless population of pets, through foster care, medical treatment and adoption into forever homes. RUFF encourages responsible pet ownership through community outreach and education. See all of the animals attending this event.  http://www.ncruff.org/animals/attendance_forevent?EventID=100636
All Adoptables http://www.ncruff.org/animals/browse 
Saturday, July 8th      11:00-2:00 pm
Paws for Life Adoption Day 

Petco 1014 Shoppes At Midway Drive in Knightdale NC

Paws for Life Animal Rescue (a FCHS program) will be at the Petco Knightdale store from 11 AM to 2 PM and Petsmart Wake Forest store from 1 PM to 4 PM tomorrow, Saturday, 8 July. We hope you can stop by one of these events to see our wonderful dogs who are eagerly looking for their loving forever families. You can also check out our other dogs (and cats) at www.pawsforlifenc.org.
This is our last weekend to collect shoes for our shoe drive. Please check your closets for any used or new shoes you no longer want … and drop them by either location. We would greatly appreciate it!  http://pawsforlifenc.org/
Saturday, July 8th                     11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fayetteville Animal Protection Adoptions 

 FAPS     3927 Bragg Blvd.      Fayetteville, NC 28303 910.864.9040

Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, Inc. (FAPS) is the only Cumberland County No-Kill, non-profit animal shelter supported by volunteers, grants and individual contributions. FAPS receives no state or federal funding to operate and relies solely on the community to support its mission in rescuing and successfully placing companion animals in their forever homes.   http://www.fapspet.org/adoptable-pets

The biggest keys to FAPS' success are the countless volunteers and small staff who walk dogs, play with cats, donate food, toys and bedding, clean kennels, help with general shelter maintenance and yard work, answer phones, help with bulk mailings and many other tasks that are too numerous to mention. It is through the generosity of others that we are able to run Cumberland County’s only state-licensed, non-profit, No-Kill animal shelter.  https://www.facebook.com/fapspet/
  Saturday, July 8th                         11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Johnston County Animal Protection League Adoptions 

PetSmart White Oak/ 265 Shenstone Blvd   Garner, NC 27529  Ph(919) 773-0376
JCAPL Mission Statement –   To promote animal welfare through: Advocacy
Protection Humane education    Reduction of pet overpopulation. Pls adopt one of our beauties! http://jcapl.org/blog/available-cats-and-kittens/
Saturday, July 8th      12:00 noon-3:00 pm 
Adoption Event hosted by Friends of Wake County

Pet Mania Wake Forest, 924 Gateway Commons Cr, W-F 27587  Wake Forest, NC 27587

Come meet the FABUKOUS Friends of Wake County Animal Center folks as they host an event featuring our very own foster pets, including dogs, cats and KITTENS!  It wil be fun fun fun! Come meet our adorable adoptables! See them!   https://pets.wakegov.com/
Saturday, July 8th         12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Second Chance Pet Adoptions Cat Adoptathon

Second Chance Pet Adoptions     6003 Chapel Hill Road      Suite 133 
Raleigh, NC 27607 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership-ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.   Website:  http://www.secondchancenc.org
Saturday, July 8th        12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Tri-County Animal Rescue Adoptions 

PetSmart  3698 East Franklin Blvd      Gastonia, NC 28056  (704) 824-5010

If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come out and meet these girls this weekend.  Friday from 6-9 pm.  Tri-County Animal Rescue, INC. touches the lives of thousands of people and their pets every year. Your charitable donation helps us continue the critical hands-on work we do for the animals that are a part of our rescue each day. Loving  Adoptables.    http://www.tcar.us/pick-me.html
Saturday, July 8th      12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Forsyth County Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Forsyth County Animal Control - NC  5570 Sturmer Park Cir  Winston-Salem,  NC 27105  (336) 703-3647 

Pls stop by and adopt one of our sweet, loving pets! Save a life, become involved.

12:00 - 5:00 Monday  12:00 - 7:00 Tuesday  12:00 - 5:00 Wednesday
12:00 - 7:00 Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 Friday  12:00 - 5:00 Saturday  ​
Closed Sunday  https://www.facebook.com/FCAnimalControl/
       Saturday, July 8th                 all day--ongoing
Check out the North Carolina Pit Bull Rescue Orgs

Carolina Care Bullies- CCB -is 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of between 25 – 30 foster homes. CCB’s foster families span the entire state of North Carolina, predominantly in the Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle areas. See Pit Bull Rescues 

AniMall Pet Adoption & Outreach Center has adoptions and is a locally-run, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. AniMall offers rescues & shelters a place to showcase their adoptable animals inside a public mall to increase their chances for adoption. Contact 919-779-3813                  http://www.animall.org
July and Ongoing
Adopt and Save a Life! And/or Volunteer, Transport
-North Carolina Animal Shelters-
Net Pets        
                     Saturday, July 8th                         1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alley Cats & Angels Adoption Day 

PetSmart    220 Hinton Oaks Blvd     Knightdale, NC 27545

Come out and adopt one of our angels. Alley Cats and Angels (AC&A) is is dedicated to improving the lives of the stray, abandoned, and feral cats and the overall reduction of homeless cats in the Triangle.
Alley Cats and Angels' adoption program places cats and kittens into indoor-only homes. http://www.alleycatsandangels.org/
Saturday, July 8th        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Meet out 'Rescues'   - Hosted by Love Mutts Rescue

Phydeaux    2535 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh, NC 27604  (919) 973-2489

Love Mutts Rescue's mission is to rescue dogs and cats in need from the surrounding communities, provide them with appropriate medical care, and place them in foster homes where they can be loved and nourished while they await their forever home. It is our goal to help all dogs that come into our rescue find the families that are destined to be theirs.
Love Mutts Rescue, Inc. (LMR) is a non-breed-specific dog rescue operating in central North Carolina and south central Virginia.
Saturday,  July 8th     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
APS of Durham
Devil’s Backbone Tap Takeover at Sam’s Bottle Shop

Sam’s Bottle Shop  1112 NC-54    Durham, NC 27707

Devil's Backbone Brewing Company is taking over the taps at Sam's Bottle Shop Saturday, July 8, and has invited us to join in on the fun! APS will be there with 4 adoptable dogs, and Sam's and Devil's Backbone is also holding a donation drive. If you can't make it but still want to help…
See our loving dogs!  http://www.apsofdurham.org/dogs/
Ck out our cool cats!  http://www.apsofdurham.org/cats/

The Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. General information (919) 560-0640
Spay/Neuter and Rabies Clinics 919-560-0640 ext 3.
Saturday, July 8th       3:00 pm-5:00 pm 
 Asheville Humane Society Volunteer & 
Foster Info Session
Asheville Humane Society  4 Forever Friend Lane Asheville, NC 28806

Come find out how you can help local animals in need! Asheville Humane Society is hosting an information session on Saturday, July 8 from 3-4pm at our Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane). The Volunteer and Foster Coordinators will briefly explain how these programs work and ways you can get involved! Afterwards, there will be an optional tour of the Animal Care Campus from 4-5pm. We hope you will join us and consider becoming a vital part of the AHS family!

Contact us learn more. We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home more than 5,500 homeless animals each year in our community. Over 25 years ago in 1984, a group of brave and dedicated private citizens uncovered inhumane practices in the public pound and persuaded the County to give their private organization (then Buncombe County Friends for Animals) the responsibility for animal related operations. Become involved. For more info, visit website   http://www.ashevillehumane.org/events
Saturday, July 8th     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Animall Dog Training Camp
AniMall's Training Room    1105 Walnut St, Ste H8808     Cary, NC 27511 

Learn how to "speak dog" and communicate with your dog in a language they understand in this one hour workshop. 2 Hours (Repeats Every Week Until January 6, 2018). AniMall Pet Adoption & Outreach Center is a locally-run, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We offer rescues and shelters a visible place to showcase their adoptable animals in an effort to increase their chances for adoption.
Sunday, July 9th            9:00 am-5:00 pm 
NC Aquariums Fins and Family Tour 
NC AQUARIUMS (There are 4)    1)FORT FISHER   900 Loggerhead Rd  Kure Beach, NC 28449
2) Jeanette's Pier Oceanfront, milepost 16.5, Beach Road
In Heart of Whalebone Junction  Nags Head, N.C. 27959

Behind the Scenes for the youngest fish fans. A perfect combination of fun and learning for families with children ages 3 to 7. Staff shares animal facts and assist in creating a fin-tastic craft to take home.  (910) 772-0500   Ages 3 and older. 30 minutes.  Visit http://www.ncaquariums.com/
  Sunday,  July 9th                     10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Mass O’ Danes RALEIGH

Lafayette Village        8450 Honeycutt Road        Raleigh, NC 27615

Pet Adoptions Day. Please see some of the available Great Danes (WOW) ....visit http://greatdanefriends.com/category/available-dogs/

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was started by a group of volunteers dedicated to saving Danes and other dogs, especially one’s that may be passed up by other rescues due to special needs. We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non profit based in Thomasville NC.
Great Dane Friends helps people to: 
Determine the right breed for their lifestyle.  Find healthy, compatible dogs who fit their wants and needs.   Find new homes for dogs whose families can no longer keep them.    Provide all necessary medical care to return the Dane to good health.
Ck out the great website and learn more about the unique Great Danes.  http://greatdanefriends.com/about/
Sunday, July 9th            Ongoing, see calendar
Coalition to Unchain Dogs

The Coalition has grown to include 4 chapters in North Carolina: (Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Orange County) ! Read and vist website to see the awesome work they are doing! Want to get started in your area?  Download our "How to Build a Fence" PDF. Watch our "How to Build a Fence" video.

If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area, please contact Amanda Arrington at director@unchaindogs.net  Website  http://www.unchaindogs.net/

The Coalition has been building free fences for dogs in the Triangle area since March of 2007, providing free spay/neuter for every dog we build a fence for. In April, 2011, we freed our 1,000th dog from life on a chain, and we have inspired the formation of similar fence-building groups all over the country. 
July 9th  and Ongoing                                     See scheduled times
Triangle Vegan Social Club Events

Different locations    Durham, NC  27712

The Triangle Vegan Social Club provides a forum for vegans to meet, greet, eat, and socialize! This group is for vegans, aspiring vegans, and anyone interested in learning more about plant-based living.  http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Vegan-Social-Club/
  Sunday, July 9th                               10:30 am – 12:30 pm 
Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love
Mass O’ Danes Charlotte Adoptions 

Promenade (Starbuck's)     5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Promenade on Providence, Charlotte, NC 28277

Pet Adoption Day. Please see some of the available Great Danes (WOW) ....visit http://greatdanefriends.com/category/available-dogs/

Join us each Sunday morning for some socialization of the doggy and human varieties! We like to get together with our Danes to visit. This serves as a great time for them to socialize with other dogs, and also for those interested in volunteering or adopting to meet some of the local team and ask questions or meet adoptable Danes.

Feel free to bring your family out, grab a cup of coffee, and come say "hi"! *Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love was started by a group of volunteers dedicated to saving Danes and other dogs, especially one’s that may be passed up by other rescues due to special needs. We are an extension of Ruff Love Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non profit based in Thomasville, NC.

Ck out the great website and learn more about the unique loving Great Danes.   http://greatdanefriends.com/about/
Sunday, July 9th         11:00 am -til
 Wilmington Vegans: Vegan Cheese Demo and Tasting 

Venue Location  107 Millhouse Rd, Castle     Hayne, NC 28429

Wilmington Vegan is the vegan community organization serving southeastern North Carolina. Our purpose is to provide resources and information for both longtime vegans and new vegans and to cultivate a vibrant local community. Wilmington Vegan was founded in 2011 by local longtime vegan Sue Cag. Since then, over 50 0 members have joined the group and leadership is handled by a board of volunteers. Thevent is part 1. 
Website  http://wilmingtonvegan.com/about/#.VQbrUtLF_cM
FB  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wilmingtonvegan/

Sunday, July 9th         11:00 am-3:00 pm 
Second Chance Pet Adoptions Sugar Cookie Scrub Down
Woofinwaggle 8471 Garvey Dr., #115, Raleigh, NC 27616

Awww yeeeaaah, it’s National Sugar Cookie Day! Spare your knees and your back and let Second Chance wash your dog for you–and get FREE cookies for you and your pup! Schedule online for maximum convenience:  https://www.secondchancenc.org/events/2017-sugar-cookie-scrub-down/
Loving adoptables https://www.secondchancenc.org/adopt-a-pet/
Sunday, July 9th     12 noon-3:00 pm
Brother Wolf Adoption Event at Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods   4 S. Tunnel Rd #100     Asheville, NC   28806
Come and meet your new forever friend at Whole Foods during their Second Sunday’s Farmer’s Markets!  Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2007 to provide resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. 

As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No-Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with five chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. See Loving adoptables!  http://www.bwar.org/adopt/
Sunday, July 9th    12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
The Natural Dog Greensboro Meet-N-Greet

The Natural Dog Greensboro   3708 Lawndale Drive   Greensboro, NC 27455

Greyhound Friends is proud and excited to celebrate the placement of over 5,400 retired racing greyhounds into loving homes since our founding in 1993. Like most adoption groups, we come from humble beginnings.  Look at our beautiful greys available for adoptions. 
​                             Sunday, July 9th               1:00 pm- 4:00 pm        
            SPCA of the Triad Adoption Day!          

Petco    4217 Wendover Avenue      Greensboro, NC 27407  (336) 294-2681

Join us for a pet adoption fair.  Each week we will have adoptable animals for you to meet.  You may just meet your new best friend! We will be providing dog washes for cash and $1-$2 from all food sales comes back to the SPCA!  Dog adoptions too!
We have adoptable puppies and kitties to "show off" as well as members of our staff if you have any questions.  Sign up to volunteer if these hours work for you- we could really use the help!  The more volunteers we have, the more animals benefit!

The SPCA of the Triad is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and injured animals.  We have three missions in the Triad Community: The rescue of animals, the education of the community and an aggressive spay/neuter program.  http://www.triadspca.org/
Sunday, July 9th          1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Guilford County Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Shelter 4525 W Wendover Ave  Greensboro, NC 27409   (336) 641-3400

You will see some wonderful loving pets.  Stop by and meet/adopt them.  
The Guilford County Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in Guilford County. We are operated by a non-profit organization the United Animal Coalition. The United Animal Coalition has operated the Guilford County Animal Shelter since 1998. 

All donations made to the Guilford County Animal Shelter are tax deductible.
The United Animal Coalition is a professional, caring organization devoted to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and surrendered animals of Guilford County, N.C. We strive to humanely care for all the animals and work diligently to return lost animals to their owners. Pls visit http://www.adoptshelterpets.org/
Sunday, July 9th                               1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Juliet's House Animal Rescue-Cat Adoption Day
PetSmart Lawndale Crossing Shopping Center 2641 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27408   336-545-6225

Adult cats and kittens available for adoption. All animals have been spayed or neutered and have had all required immunizations Adoption Fee: 45.00 (each adoption includes a PetSmart coupon book for pet food, toys and other supplies)
Sunday, July 9th                                  1:00 pm- 4:00 pm 
Cat Adoption Team--Adoption Day!
PetSmart    4715 New Centre Drive        Wilmington, NC 28405

We are located in PetSmart and adoption hours are Mon-Fri 5:30-6:30 pm and Sat and Sun 1-4. PetSmart is in the Target shopping center). NOTES: Adopters will need a pet carrier in order to take any adopted cats out of the store (this is Petsmarts policy, no exceptions!). We can only accept cash or checks for the adoption fee.   http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC55.html

CAT ADOPTION TEAM - Phone: 910-792-9014 (voice-mail box only - please leave us a message!). General Information Email: catadoptionteam@hotmail.com 
PayPal Donations & Animal Pledges should be sent to: jwheeler1@ec.rr.com
Sunday, July 9th      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paw Prints Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Event 

PetSmart     3101 Market Center Dr.  NW Cary Pkwy./Chapel Hill Rd.)  Morrisville, NC 27560   (919) 462-3433

(PPAR) is an all volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the population of homeless cats, kittens, dogs and puppies by maintaining two programs -- a Rescue and Adoption Program and a Feral Cat Management Program. Individual donations are our most important source of income as we receive no public funding. Also we are pleased to launch our new program, Spay It Forward Paw Prints! Visit website  http://www.pawprintsrescue.org/
Sunday,  July 9th       12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Hope Animal Rescue 
Doggy Photo Booth and Adoption Event

Atria Southpoint Walk. 5705 Fayetteville Rd; Durham, NC 27713(919) 666-2624

 Atria Southpoint Walk will be hosting an adoption and fundraiser event to benefit the dogs of Hope Animal Rescue. Come out and meet the HAR seniors and find out how awesome adopting a senior dog can be!

There will also be a doggy photo booth so bring your pooch out to get their picture taken! Suggested donation of $15; All proceeds go the dogs of HAR= HOPE Animal Rescue. Hope Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to saving shelter pets in NC.  https://www.facebook.com/HopeAnimalRescue/timeline
                   Sunday, July 9th                    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Pitt County Animal Shelter 
Petco      3060 Evans St.     Greenville, NC 27834      (252) 353-0138

Shelter adoptions..  Refreshments provided,  Pets welcome (must be on leash or in carrier). Note we don't have a bldg/location. .http://www.pittfriends.com/
Another of Pitt Friend's missions is to make the public aware about heartworms, heartworm disease and heartworm prevention. 
Dogs for adoption http://www.pittfriends.com/photo_1.html
Cats for Adoption http://www.pittfriends.com/photo_2.html
Sunday, July 9th    2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pawfect Match (Dogs & Puppies) 
AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center 1105 Walnut Street, 
Suite H8808 Cary, NC 27511

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age.
We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes.

By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household.See animals attending! http://www.pawfectmatch.org/animals/attendance_forevent?EventID=103398 919.465.2500     info@animall.org  http://www.pawfectmatch.org/animals/browse
Sunday, July 9th                      2:00 pm -til
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 
'Meet the Animals'

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   11 West Jones St.   Raleigh, NC 27601      919.707.9800.

 From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new animal each week.The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature.  Have you ever touched the bones of a Right Whale? Come face to face with a Cretaceous carnivore? Sat in the center of the Earth to hear a scientist talk? You can do all of that and more in the exhibits of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! Our location in downtown Raleigh includes the Nature Exploration Center and Nature Research Center, filled with dioramas, theaters, and interactive experiences. 
Mon–Sat: 9 am–5 pm                Sun: 12 pm–5 pm                  Telephone: 919.707.9800  
General Admission to all facilities is FREE!  http://naturalsciences.org/
Monday, July 10th                    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humane Society of Catawba County July Spay Special 

Humane Society of Catawba County  3224 20th Ave SE.          Hickory, NC 28602

We are offering $10 off female cat and dog spay surgery paid in July. Foothills Spay/ Neuter Clinic offers surgery Monday-Friday at Humane Society of Catawba County. Pets are dropped off at 8 am on their scheduled surgery day and picked up the same evening with post operative instructions. 

Come by to make an appointment or call (828) 464-8878 during business hours, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. HSCC and Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic services are available to any member of the public and are not limited to residents of Catawba County. Phone  828.464.8878  http://www.catawbahumane.org/
Monday- Thursday       Monday July 10th           7:30 am til 
Forsyth Low Cost Spay Neuter & Vaccine Clinic 

Forsyth Spay Neuter Clinic          2780 West Mountain St. Kernersville, NC 27284
Surgeries:    By appointment only:Monday 7:30  - 5 p.m., Tuesday 7:30  - 5 p.m, Wednesday 7:30  - 5 p.m, Thursday-9:00-12:00 p.m, Friday - Closed.

Hours Vaccine Clinic:  THURSDAYS from 9 am-12 noon. First come, first served.  No appointment needed Thursday - 9:00-12:00 p.m.    Kernersville NC is a great small community that is between Winston-Salem and Greensboro. 

The Forsyth Spay Neuter Clinic, provides low cost, high quality spay and neuter surgeries and vaccines for domestic and feral cats and dogs. We average 7800-8000 surgeries per year.  Our mission will reduce the unwanted pet overpopulation and promote animal health and safety to the community. Phone: 336-723-7550
Email: forsythspayneuter@live.com
Monday, July 10th                     10:o0 am   til
Watauga County Public Library Book Display
for NC Week for the Animals!

Watauga County Public Library   140 Queen Street     Boone, NC 28607

Thanks to wonderful Lisa in Youth Services for creating a book display for NC Week for the Animals 2015. Check with Youth Services to see when Leo is returning to the Library aftert the winter break. Visit the library for all kinds of animal and pet books. 
Reading is the greatest adventure you will ever take!
Read to 'Leo the Therapy Dog'
Leo, a Burmese Mountain Dog, is a great listener and provides children with a sense of comfort while reading. Children can boost reading skill and confidence by reading to him. Please sign up, limited to three 15 minutes sessions. Phone 828.264.8784
Monday, July 10th           10:00 am-11:00 am 
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University  1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Explore global cultures with your little one through stories, hands-on artifacts, and craft activities. This session (3 of 4) will focus on the appearance of animals in African art from across the continent. The program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. The fee is $5 per child ($3 for MOA Friends). Pre-registration by calling 336.758.5282 or emailing moa@wfu.edu is required. http://visitwinstonsalem.com/m/events#!/107571-pre-k-program-animals-in-african-art
Monday, July 10th          12:00 noon-3:00 pm 
The Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) 
Pet-Friendly Mondays at Macy’s – Cats

 Macy’s of Southpoint,   6910 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 300   Durham, 27713 

APS cats will be at Macy's of Southpoint from 12-3 p.m. Macy's is a pet-friendly store, allowing you to bring your dog (on a leash) to shop with you any time! Macy's of Southpoint is so generous to allow APS to bring cats one week, and dogs the next, rotating each week. Ourcats…  http://www.apsofdurham.org/cats/

Pet-Friendly Mondays at Macy’s – Dogs July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Macy’s of Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 300 
Monday, July 10th                   12:00 noon-4:30 pm
Cabarrus County Animal Shelter Adoptions
Cabarrus County Animal Shelter 244 Betsy Carpenter Place
Concord, NC 28025 Phone: (704) 920-3288

The public can view all adoptable animals on our website. We strongly encourage those interested in adopting to come in, get to know the animals, experience their personalities and open yourself to unexpected opportunities. Our trained staff will work with you to determine what pet is best for you and your lifestyle. Shelter Hours 12 noon- 4:30 Monday through Friday. Pls visit https://animalshelter.cabarruscounty.us/adopt
Monday, July 10th       5:30 pm til
Pet Bazaar NC Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening  
Pet Bazaar   1140-C N Lake Park Blvd    Carolina Beach NC, 28428

Join us for our Grand Opening ! Fellow Chamber of Commerce members will be there. Food provided by Jersey Mikes while it lasts! Don't know about Pet Bazaar NC? Come see what Home Environment Boarding is all about!  Our new address 1140-C N Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach NC, 28428 
Behind Flaming Amy's Barn in Carolina Beach! Call (407) 867-1875. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/PetBazaarNC/
                                Ongoing                                     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Helping Paws International©/™ B.A.R.K.S. ©/™Program
(Bonding Animal, Reading, Kids, & Safety)©/™
Reading Assistance Dogs 
 Reading sessions 
Various NC Locations-These reading sessions are for the students only.  
No outside observation without prior permission from the school and Helping Paws.

Helping Paws International is a therapy and assistance animal training & certification organization headquartered in Raleigh, NC.  Helping Paws has partnered with NC Schools since 2002 to use our highly trained and certified therapy dog teams to assist children (including autistics) with their reading & learning difficulties, and/or communication and interpersonal skills by providing a furry B.A.R.K.S. Book Buddy© in a non-threatening, loving, fun environment.  Helping Paws also helps the children to learn the humane care and training of their own pets. 

Additionally, Helping Paws trains every students and faculty member in the schools how to safe around pets at home and in public by presenting programs on how to read dog body language and what to do when approached by a strange dog.  

Helping Paws’ has been able to document that children in our BARKS program finish the year reading an average of 1 to 3 grades above starting level.  One student even tested 2 grades level higher after only 8-weeks in the B.A.R.K.S. program.  B.A.R.K.S. ©/™ students also show improvement in class participation and grades; increased self-confidence and self-esteem and work better with teachers and classmates verses control groups.  Helping Paws’ B.A.R.K.S. program is also use to work with adults (especially stroke patients) experiencing learning, communication, and interpersonal problems.  Please visit our website at: www.helpingpawsintl.org
Tuesday, July 11th      11:00 am -12:00 noon  
SPCA of Wake County Cat Tales Reading Program 

SPCA of Wake County    200 Petfinder Lane    Raleigh, NC 27603

​Help your child (grade K-5) gain confidence in their abilities by reading to shelter cats in a judgement-free environment! at the SPCA of Wake County Adoption Center. Only 10 sessions available (up to 2 children per adult in a session).Registration for session required (no walk-ins). A parent or guardian must attend with their child. Have Questions? Want More Information? Sarah Streeper, SPCA Outreach & Events Assistant sstreeper@spcawake.org | 919-532-7066 ​Check out our volunteer opportunities For info, visit http://www.spcawake.org/
Adoptable Dogs!  https://spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-dog/#/
Adoptable Cats!  https://spcawake.org/adopt/adopt-a-cat/#/
Tuesday, July 11th        11:00 am-5:00 pm 
 Robeson County Humane Society No-Kill Animal Shelter

Robeson Shelter   3180 West 5th Street  Lumberton, NC 28358

Robeson County's Only Privately Funded, Federally Licensed 501(c)3 "No-Kill".
A faithful & tireless group of volunteers, members & staff who have been selflessly giving cats and dogs a new start in life. Showing these forgotten critters a better and more compassionate way of life. Our primary goal is to rescue and find appropriate placement for homeless animals. http://www.robesonhumanesociety.org/home.html
Shelter Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12 am-4 pm   Saturday 12 pm-4 pm
Tuesday, July 11th     7:00 til 
Triangle Vegetarian & Vegan Meetup Team Trivia Night 

Brixx Pizza    14112 Bradford Green Square     Cary, NC 27519

Let’s eat some vegan/vegetarian pizza and win some dough! Team Trivia is hosted by http://www.playteamtrivia.com If you’ve never done this before, you can visit their website to get some idea and look at the tab for hints and tips. It's the usual pop-culture pub quiz. We’ll meet at 7:00 pm for pizza and drinks; then stay for the trivia contest from 7:30 to 9:30.

Last time Team Veggie won big! So we'll get a free hummus app & dessert pizza for the table to share. Depending on how many people sign up, we may split into two teams for the competition. IF we win anything, we'll use the gift certificate at the next Brixx Trivia meetup event. A group for vegetarians and vegans (and the veg-curious) to meet, share food ideas, socialize & eat some great veg food! We meet at different veg-friendly restaurants & have a bimonthly vegan potluck (on the 3rd Saturday). We have various other events, so keep your eyes on the calendar!We also have a message board where we share information and answer each others questions! Learn how to become involved! http://www.meetup.com/triangleveg/
Adopt and Save a Life! North Carolina Animal Shelters:
Net Pets                                  Petfinder
North Carolina Animal/Pet Transport
Tuesday, July 11th Through Week                    All year     
North Carolina Department of Correction
"A New Leash on Life"

“A New Leash on Life” is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters, animal welfare agencies, and/or private non-profit agencies to train dogs in preparation for their adoption.  In turn, the inmates are given a chance to serve the community by training dogs to be well-behaved pets.

Each prison facility partners with a local partner or sponsor, a volunteer animal trainer, and local merchants or civic organizations that can support the program with needed supplies and services.   Selected dogs are placed with inmate trainers in a prison setting for eight to twelve weeks.  The inmates teach basic obedience, house training, and socialization through positive reinforcement and repetition.  Dogs are taught to walk on and off the leash and to respond to basic commands. “A New Leash on Life” operates at these facilities.  For more information on adoption of the dogs, please contact the participating community partners.
Liust being currently updated.  
Amazingly enough, they partner with 20+ prisons!
Check out and scroll website: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dop/program/leash.htm
Tuesday, Today thru Campaign ends July  31st 
AARF Red, White and Blue Match-O-Rama!
Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation   311 Harvey St   Winston-Salem, NC 27103   336-768-PETS (7387)

Between now and July 31, 2017- AARF animals are counting on YOU to donate and to encourage all your friends, family, co-workers, strangers you meet on the street to donate also! For every dollar that is donated it will magically become $2! Our most generous super-donor will match the funds that we raise up to $8000.00. Just make sure that all these donations are noted with "MATCHING" on the check or in PayPal or with your Debit or Credit card. This is an opportunity of a lifetime so let's make it count!   Dogs    http://www.aarfanimals.org/aarf-dogs-adoption
Cats http://www.aarfanimals.org/aarf-cats-adoption
     Wednesday, July 12th                           8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain Nature Center

Grandfather Mountain  2050 Blowing Rock Highway   Linville, NC 28646

Wow! Glimpse a cougar in its natural mountain habitat. No need to run the other way.
Take a walk on Grandfather Mountain, and you’re likely to spot squirrels, songbirds and other forest animals. But what about the more elusive wildlife? It only takes a visit to our seven environmental habitats to see cougars (which no longer live in the wild on Grandfather Mountain), white-tailed deer, black bears, bald eagles and river otters.

The principal designer of the exhibits for the Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum was Dr. Rolland Hower, former Chief of Natural History Exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution. For more info, please call 800-468-7325 or 828-733-2013.   http://www.grandfather.com/
 Wednesday, July 12th    8:30 am -
Wednesday Hummingbird Banding at Weymouth Woods
Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve  1024 N Fort Bragg Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Wednesday Hummingbird banding season begins! Join Ornithologist, Susan Campbell, for a remarkable look at how Hummingbirds are banded and their data recorded. *Weather Permitting. Please feel free to call the day before to be sure banding is taking place.   Visit http://www.ncparks.gov
​​Wednesday, July 12th Ongoing Call for appt.
Humane Alliance of WNC Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic 25 Heritage Drive Asheville, NC 28806

Humane Alliance of WNC, Inc. began as a small spay/neuter clinic in Asheville, North Carolina in 1994. We know that spaying and neutering is a key component in the fight against pet overpopulation. 
Sterilizing cats and dogs means fewer animals will crowd the shelters and fewer animals will be euthanized. 
-Female Dog $65 -Male Dog $65 -Female Cat $50 -Male Cat $35 
Vaccines are ONLY given at the time of surgery. Please call us at (828) 252-2079 for information on financial assistance.
This is a WONDERFUL organization who has been saving lives for a long time! Pls support them. 
Wednesday, July 12th     Ongoing-            See sites
NC Groups Working to Unchain Dogs, Become Involved
Fences for Fido

Chain Free Asheville  &  UnChain Buncombe

Chain-Free Beaufort

Coalition to Unchain Dogs---Beyond Fences  
Wednesday, July 12th                call for time
Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC) 
Spay/Neuter Transport/Clinic
HAWC      PO Box 1324          Lillington, NC 27546

Scheduled spay/neuter clinic for transport to Spay Neuter Clinic. For details, see http://harnettawc.org/programsservices/santa/ or call (910)808-1550.

Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to build a community partnership for the benefit of our county’s animals. A proactive partnership between our residents, county agencies, county leaders and advocacy/humane groups is the key to eliminating our unwanted animal population and ensuring a humane environment for our county’s animals.
      Wednesday, July 12th                Contact on How to Become Involved
Project Pets – Spay, Neuter, Love 

Project Pets -Spay, Neuter, Love   1852 Banking St. 9163     Greensboro, N.C. 27408

Project Pet’s mission is to reduce the number of pets ending up in kill shelters by promoting owner responsibility and offering very low cost or free spay/neuter.  We also help assist rescues and work with local shelters.
Project Pets: Spay, Neuter, Love is a 501C-3 Non Profit dedicated to helping lower the homeless pet population. Project Pets helps owners be more responsible so that their pets live healthier. Lack of funding should not stop people caring for their companion animals. Project Pets depends totally on your donations. We are all volunteers. Every nickel goes to help the animals.    http://spayneuterlove.com/
                       Wednesday, July 12th              10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Pet Adoptions

Adoption Center   31 Glendale Avenue   Asheville NC        28803
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is an awesome  No Kill organization based in Asheville, North Carolina and was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life saving programs to build a No Kill community.  (828) 505-3440  Adopt http://www.bwar.org/adopt/

As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No Kill mission. For more information,  email volunteer@bwar.org or call 828-423-2954.    http://www.bwar.org/events
Wednesday, July 12th        All day 
Jobs with NC State Parks
North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation  121 W. Jones Street
Mail Service Center 1615       Raleigh, NC 27699    919-707-9300
Park rangers may be the most recognizable face of North Carolina's state parks system, but their dedication to the mission of stewardship is complemented by the skills and talents of many others - maintenance mechanics, administrative personnel, biologists, educators, planners and seasonal workers. It takes a committed team to serve millions of visitors each year. Visit https://www.ncparks.gov/jobs-nc-state-parks
                                       Wednesday, July 12th    Ongoing
 United States Equine Rescue League 

Across NC-See website for all  various regions

The United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) is a non-profit orgn dedicated to the compassionate care of equines. Our mission is to save, protect, and rehabilitate equines in need. We rescue abused, neglected, or abandoned equines; provide them with care and rehabilitation; and finally find them a compatible, loving home. We believe that education is the long-term solution to improving the lives of equines.  Great org! Website is http://www.userl.org/  Email contact info@userl.org
Wednesday, July 12th        All day
Hope for Horses  
Western North Carolina.
MISSION : To improve the lives of endangered equines in Western North Carolina. 
Beautiful Adoptables  https://www.hopeforhorses.org/horse-to-adopt/
See our benefit at The Biltmore in the fall of this year. 
Wednesday , July 12th       5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saving Grace Volunteer Orientation 
Wake Forest, NC  Pls use the Harris Teeter  Parking Lot  if our lot is getting full.

 We are always looking for volunteers for a variety of shifts: day, afternoon, and bedtime, seven days a week. Interested and want to learn more? Then come join us for an orientation session where you can see the grounds and get a feel for what is involved with being a Saving Grace Volunteer. To "rsvp", please visit our website and submit a completed volunteer application.What a fun event for the whole family - we hope you'll join us! Check our loving adoptable dogs at Saving Grace website  http://savinggracenc.org/dogs/index.php
Wednesday, July 12th          7:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Turtle Talk at Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach at the CB State Park on Dow Road -10 miles south of Wilmingon- Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Volunteer Kathleen Morrison presents a fun filled presentation that is interesting for all ages in Carolina Beach at the CB State Park on Dow Road every Wednesday evening at 7 pm - 8 pm. starting June 7 through August 28.
(Talks are held inside the air conditioned visitor's center)
Visit www.seaturtleproject.org
Thursday, July 13th             8:00 am  -9:00 am drop off
Avery Humane Society 
FREE  Spay & Neuter for Avery County Residents**Very low cost for out of county residents!  Call 828-733-6312

Avery Humane Society  1824 Stamey Branch Road    Newland, NC 28657

We currently are offering FREE spay & neuters for Avery County residents ** on SS, Medicaid and/or food stamps -thanks to a generous and compassionate benefactor. We will continue this awesome promotion until funds run out. Call us for discounted spay and neuter clinics available every Thursday. All you have to do is call for an appt wonderful staff!
On your appointment date bring your pet to our shelter between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Then come back on Friday to pick them  up between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Call 828-733-6312 for an appointment . Visit http://www.averyhumane.org/
Note.   Newland is near Boone, NC right across Tennessee border. 
Thursday, July 13th                   10:00 am- 5:00 pm 
SPCA of the Triad Pet Pantry 

SPCA of the Triad 3163 Hines Chapel Road       Greensboro, NC 27405

We offer resources to the Triad community that help keep pets with their parents.  
One of those resources is our pet food pantry, offered the first Thursday of every month.  We require that all pets are spayed/neutered and that all pets are up to date on important shots, especially rabies.  (336) 375 - 3222   Pls email:       triadspcainfo@gmail.com                    http://www.triadspca.org/pet-food-pantry

Visit our website to learn how to help animals and have fun at the same time! Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm   Saturday &- Sunday 10am - 4pm
See adoptables http://www.triadspca.org/cats-flgjn   
Thursday,  July 13th             Call for appt
Pawfect Match Rescue Adoptions
Pawfect Match  PO Box 171       Holly Springs, NC 27540  (919) 522-1307

At Pawfect Match Rescue we believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age. We take a different approach to rescue. We don’t try to save the masses; we just save ONE at a time and make them the best dog they can be by the time they find their forever homes. phone (919) 522-1307.
By that we mean that we take them into our homes where they live amongst us and our pets and are treated as one of the family, not as a foster dog. We accomplish this by limiting our fosters to one or two per household. pawfectmatch@gmail.com Website http://www.pawfectmatch.org/info/
Thursday, July 13th     4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teen Summer Reading: Pet Responsibility

 Moore County Library  101 Saunders St   Carthage,  NC 28327   (910) 947-5335

"Build a Better World" Summer Reading Programs for young adults ages 12-17 will be held on Thursdays at 4:00pm at Moore County Library in Carthage. Join us for the following fun, free event:  Pet Responsibility Find out from the Moore County Pet Responsibility Committee how to be the best possible pet owner. Pls visit   https://www.facebook.com/moorecountylibrary
Thursday, July 13th       Call for appt. 
The Rutherford County Humane Society Feral Cat Program & Pet Adoptions 

Rutherford County Humane Society
P.O. Box 998  Rutherfordton, NC 28139          Phone   828-286-0222

What is the RCHS Feral Cat Program? In Rutherford County, we have an abundant feral cat population. Our RCHS uses TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) to deal with this problem. We have various means of trapping, tailoring our approach to the individual colony. We transport the trapped cats in carriers to several local veterinarians. The cats are surgically sterilized, given rabies and PVR shots and flea treatment, and ear-tipped. 

By removing the tip of one ear (left ear for males, right for females), we are able to mark the cat for later identification as a cat that is sterile and vaccinated. Female cats are sutured with "super glue" rather than conventional stitches so that they are free to go the day after surgery. We return all cats to their original colony location unless we find that a tame, adoptable cat is in the group.
Also, see our loving pets for adoptions. Dogs & Cats on link above. 
                         Thursday, July 13th     5:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Carolina Pet Adoption & Welfare Society (PAWS) @Kendra Scott for Fundraiser 
Kendra Scott     4400 Sharon Road #E10   Charlotte, NC 28211

Join Carolina Pet Adoption & Welfare Society (PAWS) on Thursday, July 13, at the Kendra Scott store in SouthPark Mall for a fundraising event. Stop by between 5-8pm to mingle and shop while enjoying sweets, refreshments and jewels. At the end of the night, 20% of all proceeds will go back to benefit Carolina PAWS. 

These funds help us provide food, supplies and medical care to all of the animals in our rescue. If you are unable to attend our event in person, you can still place an order to benefit the rescue. Email adopt@carolinapaws.com for more information and to receive an order form   See loving adoptables
                    FridayJuly 13th            10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Guided Hike: River Stroll at The Biltmore 
Biltmore – One Lodge Street – Asheville, NC 28803       Call 800-411-3812
Included with a stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage

Explore the estate’s East Side with an insider’s perspective on this relaxed-paced guided stroll on partially paved trails. Meet your River Stroll leader at the Outdoor Adventure Center. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes; active wear is available at The Marble Lion retail shop within The Inn and at Antler Hill Outfitters in Antler Hill Village.
Also see calendar for equestrian events later in the year. 

Experience another era at Biltmore. Follow us for a peek inside America's largest home.
                  Friday, July 14th                   10:00 am -6:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society Adoption Day

Asheville Humane Society  14 Forever Friend Lane      Asheville, NC 28806 

See and visit our dogs and cats   Adoption Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm  become a volunteer.  Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online or e-mail us at volunteer@ashevillehumane.org with any questions.

Asheville Humane Society contracts with Buncombe County to operate the animal welfare program at the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. This private-public partnership is serving as a national model for other communities who wish to work collaboratively. About Us: We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home more than 4,500 homeless animals each year in our community. http://www.ashevillehumane.org/
​            Friday, July 14th         7 days a wk      11:00 am-5:00 pm
Humane Society of Charlotte NC Adoptions 

Humane Society of Charlotte 2700 Toomey Ave         Charlotte, NC  28203   704.377.0534

Adopt your new best friend.  See our website page for tips too! Visit  website
For questions regarding our animal behavior & training program, please contact Humane Society of Charlotte Animal Behavior Manager, Chad Naile or call 704-494-7709.   http://www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/

The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals.  The Humane Society of Charlotte was founded in 1978.  The Humane Society of Charlotte Spay/Neuter Clinic opened in 1982 and was 1st low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Southeast.
Friday July 14th      12:00 noon -3:00 pm
Brother Wolf Adoption Day at Hawthorne Apartments
Hawthorne Apts.      110 Bear Creek Ln     Asheville, NC 28806

Join us at these very dog friendly apartments to meet some adoptable pups!  Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2007 to provide resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission Adopt http://www.bwar.org/adopt/
Friday, July 14th             1:00 pm-6:00 pm 
“Well Pet ” Vaccine & Low Cost Clinic & Adoptions

Humane Society of Catawba County 3224 20th Avenue Southeast
Hickory, NC 28602            828-464-8878

For pet owners needing assistance with feeding their dogs and cats. Low-cost vaccines and tests are available at this clinic for pets showing no signs of illness. Rabies Vaccine, Distemper/Parvo, Feline Distemper, Kennel Cough, Felv Vaccine, Heartworm testing, Felv/FIV testing, & microchipping.

Please call for an appointment 828-464-8878. Mon -Sat, 11am-6pm. Check out our loving adoptables. http://www.catawbahumane.org/
Mission: To make our community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. Our vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and that animal cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist.   FB   https://www.facebook.com/CatawbaHumane/
Friday, July 14th                                         Call for visit time
STAR Animal Rescue
~A Refuge for Abused and Neglected Horses~

STAR  970 Rabbit Skin Rd.        Waynesville, NC 28785       Phone 828-400-4940

Jim and Karen Owens moved to Waynesville, NC in 2005 and fell in love with all it had to offer. They soon learned that Haywood County loved horses, too. In 2005, Jim & Karen Owens opened up their farm for horses and goats to have a place to be until they can be adopted.  There just wasn’t room for those in need at the animal shelter! Sometimes a hoofed animal requires a little extra care and this is a place where he/she can find just that until a forever home is found. Visit http://star-ranch-rescue.com/adopt-a-horse-at-star-ranch-rescue/
Friday, July 14th        5:30 pm-til 
Asheville Vegan Society Anthony Marr Speaks - How to Overcome Global Warming Denial
Asheville, NC

Anthony Marr holds a science degree from the UBC and has worked as a field geophysicist and an environmental technologist. In 1995, he became a full time wildlife preservationist, which has brought him to India three times, earning him the title of the "Champion of the Bengal Tiger" in the Champions of the Wild TV series aired in 20 countries. As an anti-hunting activist, he has conducted high profile campaigns in Canada for the bears and seals, and been to Japan twice for the whales and dolphins. He is the founder of Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE) and is currently on his fourth Compassion for Animals Road Expedition (CARE-4), covering 40 states.

Note: Our potlucks are well attended (30-50 participants are typical) as are our dinners out (avg: 20 participants). For more info email: veggieville@aol.com or visit our Facebook page. Meetup page below.  http://www.meetup.com/The-Asheville-Vegan-Society/
Friday, July 14th     6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
SAFE Haven for Cats ----Catsino Royale
Lincoln Brewing Company, 6471 Triangle Plantation Drive, #106 
Raleigh, NC 27616 

Read ‘em and purr! Put up that poker face and don’t miss this lucky event – SAFE Haven for Cats presents the 5th Annual Catsino Royale. . Whether you’re looking to test your luck (and skills) or you just need a night out on the town, come to Catsino and enjoy appetizers and drinks with your favorite cat lovers! The evening will be filled with Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, cat bin, etc Guests will receive a drink ticket at the door and $1,000 in gaming chips. Refreshments include beer and wine as well as appetizers.

Bring pet food to donate to the Pet Food Pantry and get one royale flush raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes!   https://www.safehavenforcats.org/event/catsino-royale/
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Saturday, July 15th     8:00 am-12:00 pm
Chatham Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Chatham County Animal Shelter is located off Hwy 64 West at: 
725 County Landfill Rd   
 CCAC provides for the humane sheltering, care, adoption and reclamation of stray and surrendered animals. We also provide education to increase awareness of rabies, animal control laws, and responsible pet ownership. We strive to eliminate overpopulation problem through mandatory spay and neutering of all our adopted animals. From July 26-August 4 we will have $20 pet adoptions! http://www.chathamnc.org/services/animal-services

Our shelter always appreciates any and all types of donations. We are currently in need of the following in any high quality brand: Kitten dry food, Kitten canned food, Large and small breed puppy dry food. Also needed for flea and tick control: Frontline Spray, Frontline Plus Dog in all weights, Frontline Plus Cat, Advantage Cat, or Revolution Cat.

Our adoption hours are: Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm and Saturdays 8am to 12pm.  Adoptables https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NC32
                      Saturday, July 15th     8:00 am-1:00 pm
Carolina Beach Farmer's Market 

Farmers Mkt S Lake Park Blvd at Atlanta Ave Carolina Beach, NC 28428

The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market was established to provide a location for local growers, producers, artisans and crafters to sell their goods directly to the consumers, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown and produced products and to enhance the quality of life in Carolina Beach.

Join us Saturdays,  through October 7, 2017 for an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaBeachFarmersMarket/
​ Saturday, July 15th       9:00 pm-3:00 pm 
Harnett County Animal Shelter Animal Health Fair

Harnett County AC 1100 McKay Place     Lillington, NC 27546

Harnett County Animal Services Will be hosting a Animal Health Fair July 15, 2017 from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm on East Front Street Lillington. The event is intened to provide an opportunity for the citzens to meet and greet with local veterinary facilities, buissness, non-profit animal rescues and Harnett County Animals Services. All pets must be on a leash.

Shelter is open for Public Adoptions & Drop Offs on: Mon, Tues, Th & Fri: 1 pm - 4 pm Shelter is open for Public Adoptions Only on: Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Website http://www.harnett.org/ac/   Phone 910-814-2952
Adoptables http://www.harnett.org/ac/animal-adoption.asp?at=all
July and Ongoing
Veg Guide Asheville
Saturday, July 15th             9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wake County Check the Chip Event!

WCAC   820 Beacon Lake Drive     Raleigh, NC 27610

Come to the Wake County Animal Center and we will scan your pet to make sure their chip is reading, give you their chip number and the contact number for the microchip company to ensure that all of your information is up to date.

Don’t have a microchip? Come during those hours and the Wake County Animal Center will be offering microchips for $10 (cash or check only).

The Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center maintains a Mobile Adoption and Rescue Unit. This unit, put into service in 2003 and paid for through donations and grant dollars, allows for the Center to provide off-site adoptions and assist with rescue services 
​Senior Cats for Senior Laps
Senior adopters (60 years or older) can adopt any cat over the age of 3 for a flat $10 adoption fee, which includes spay/neuter. For information, call 919-212-7387.

 If you have questions or would like to invite the County's Animal Center to an off-site adoption event, contact Joanne Duda at Joanne.Duda@wakegov.com
Saturday, July 15th         10:00 am-5:00 pm
Triangle Beagles Shoe Drive Fundraiser 
​Our Adoptathons (see below)
Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser to Raise Money for Vet Bills Please bring new or gently used shoes to an adopt-a-thon event through August 14th! Triangle Beagle…
Triangle Beagle Rescue (aka TriBeagles or TBR) is a breed-specific beagle 501c3 rescue in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina. See our loving adoptables http://tribeagles.org/fosters/

Triangle Beagle Rescue, Tribeagles.org is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser beginning on June 15, 2017 to raise funds for vet bills. TBR will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit our Beagles. Anyone can help by bringing their donated gently worn, used and new shoes to an adopt-a-thon. Please visit Tribeagle.org for scheduled adopt-a-thon dates.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families.By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to Triangle Beagle Rescue, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.
   Saturday, July 15th                            10:00 am -2:00 pm
Catering to Cats and Dogs-  Meet n Greet

PetSmart        6070 Bayfield Pkwy      Concord, NC 28027     (704) 788-9661 

See our adoptables on our website and come on out and meet us!And get the latest news. CTC&D is a feline and canine nurture center concerned for the well being and health of homeless cats, kittens, dogs & puppies in need of food, shelter and love. CTC&D takes abandoned and surrendered animals, places them into foster homes, ensures they have proper medical care, and adopts them out to permanent, loving homes. Visit http://www.c2cnd.org/
Saturday, July 15th       10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue Adoptions 

AniMall at Cary Town Center    1105 Walnut St     Cary, NC 27511

NRGRR is a 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need. The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of the breed.AniMall Staff 919-465-2500. See loving goldies. http://www.goldenrescuenc.org/our-dogs
Saturday, July 15th       10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Fundraiser for Paws for People Foundation ​
 Clean Juice  Innovation Dr  Wilmington, NC 28405

Come out to Clean Juice in Mayfaire on July 15th for a paws4people fundraiser! Clean Juice will donate 15% of all their profits from the day to paws4people foundation. We are looking forward to seeing you there!  While paws4people is not a rescue organization, we do recognize the importance of helping to save our nation’s homeless pets. We are proud to say that although our focus is on training and placing Assistance Dogs, and we are not a primarily rescue-oriented organization, we have saved, trained, and placed  dogs from kill shelters who were scheduled for euthanasia.
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