Join us in celebrating North Carolina's Week for the Animals and let's come together for North Carolina animals.

North Carolina Week for the Animals!  See our Calendar of Events pages for events taking place across North Carolina during this amazing NC Week for the Animals.  

To see how other states how celebrated Animal World USA Weeks,  please visit

Also see United Kingdom Week for the Animals, India Week for the Animals and Africa Int'l Weeks for the Animals!

Through the week, shelters, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting other wonderful animal-related special events.  Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across North Carolina will be joining in as well, planning  activities to celebrate and help animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, low cost spay/neuter events, shelter days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, events for the farm animals, youth activities, microchipping, nature activities and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and living-assisted homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our K-9 military and police dogs, cat initiatives, animal awareness events, educational programs, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Become Involved! Events are being planned now, and we need animal lovers everywhere in North Carolina to participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what You can do.

See the Calendar of Events for exciting events  in the planning,  and please note we will be adding events even through the week. 

Please Join Together With... 
Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin

Animal World USA
Adolescent & Animal Resource Fund (AARF Rehab)    
Albemarle Downtown Development Corp.
Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina 
All American Dachshund Rescue
All Creatures Rescue & Sanctuary 
All Souls Episcopal Church  
American Humane 
Amy Vandyne, Animal Trainer
Angela's Angels Cat Rescue    
Angels of Gaston     
Animal Care 
Animal Compassion Network
Animal League Defense Fund
Animal Haven of Asheville
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Protection Society of Durham
Animal Protection Society of Orange County
Animal Rescue of Stokes County 
Annabelle's Second Chance 
Art Unleashed-Art about Animals
Asheville Humane Society
Avery County Sheriff Department K-9's
Avery Humane Society
Beaufort County Animal Control
Betsy Bailey Nelson Animal Shelter 
Bladen County Animal Shelter
Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. 
Boston Terrier Rescue of NC
Boy Scout Troop #139 
Boys & Girls Clubs 
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue 
Cadence Point
CampBowWow  (Greensboro)  
Cape Fear Golden Retriever Rescue
Cape Fear House Rabbit Society
Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption Sanford, NC 27330  (919) 774-9433
Coalition to Unchain Dogs
Carolina Boxer Rescue
Carolina Bully Breed 
Carolina Canines for Service
Carolina Care Bullies, Haw River                                
Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance CERA 
Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue 
Carolina Pet Rescue     
Carolina Poodle Rescue
Carolina Raptor
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue 
Carolina Wildcare    
Catman2 Adoption Center & Sanctuary
Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control 
Cherokee Historical Association
Chocowinity Chicken Sanctuary
Citizens for Saving Animals  
Coalition to Unchain Dogs 
Coastal Animal Rescue Effort
Community Partnership for Pets
Companion Animal Clinic
Companion Chi, Animal Massage, Reiki and Energy Work
Companion Parrots Rehome     
Cooler Horsemanship Equine Communication Without Borders
Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina
Culture & Animals Foundation
Dance with the Bunnies Rabbit Rescue
Divine Equine Stables
Dog Boss Gear, Dog leads, collars and leadership gear
Dogs and Storks   
Dogs Deserve Better-No Chains
Dream Equine Therapy Center   
Dr. Roger L. DeHaan
Duck Rescue Network   
Duke University
Durham County APS
EarthHeart, For Healthy Dogs
Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society 
Fashion Unchained 
Foothills Golden Retriever Rescue
Forsyth County Sheriff K-9's and Handlers
Forsyth Humane Society
Forsyth Spay & Neuter Clinic
Fort Bragg "Home of the Airborne"
Fox Road Elementary School
Friends for Animals - Humane Society of Burke County
Friends of the Animals of Iredell County
Friends of Madison County Animals 
Fugees Rescue   
Fur Fetched Dog Photography 
Gaston County Animal Control
Gerber Animal Law Center
Grandma's Genius Music, Jon & Chris Brasfield
Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas (GDRC)  
Greg Biffle 
Greyhound Friends of North Carolina
Guilford County Animal Shelter
Happy Hills Sanctuary near Greensboro
Hav-A-Hart Pet Rescue
Haywood Co. Animal Shelter
Heart's Desire Equine Rescue, Inc.
Helping Paws International
Henderson County Animal Services
Hinds' Feet Farm   
Hindsfeet Farm   
Hobbes House Feline Rescue
Hope for Horses
Horse Protection Society of NC
Horse Sense of North Carolina
Howlin' 4 Spirit Animal Rescue
Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter of Western NC
Humane Society of Alamance County
Humane Society of Catawba County  
Humane Society of Charlotte
Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
Innocence Lost Rescue
Jain Study Center of North Carolina  (Raleigh).
Jean Ussery, Animal Conversations 
John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in Robbinsville 
Kids for K9's, Wilmington
Lab Rescue (Winston-Salem, NC and Charlotte, NC)
Latta Plantation Nature Center   
Life of Riley 
Little Pearls   
Madison County Animal Shelter
Mary Cofer, author
MaryPaws Cat Rescue
Mecklenburg Audubon   
Mercy for Animals,  
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Mobile Vet to Pet of Hickory
Monty's Home
Moore Humane Society 
Mountain Wild 
NetPosse International Stolen Horse Registry
NIFAA: The National Institute for Animal Advocacy
National Brittany Rescue
National Speed
Nautical Wheelers band
NC Chow Rescue Network
New Leash on Life Prison/Shelter program
New River Harley-Davidson
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program  
Noble Shepherd Rescue
North Carolina Arboretum 
North Carolina Animals for Humane Euthanasia
North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light 
North Carolina Library Association
North Carolina Police Dog Association
North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue
North Carolina Search & Rescue 
North Carolina State Parks
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare
North Carolina Wildlife    
North Carolina Zoo
North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue   
Not One Sparrow
Onslow County Animal Shelter
Operation Top Cat
Orange County Animal Shelter 
Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS)
Owl's Roost Wildlife Sanctuary 
Pals for Paws
Parrot University     
Pasture Pals Equine Rescue 
Paw Jam
Paws on a Mission, Therapy Dogs at Mission Health
Paw Prints magazine
PAWS-Pets are Worth Saving
Paws 4 Ever  (formerly APS/Orange County)
Paws Place
Paws-Ability of Ocean Isle Beach 
Pender County Humane Society
Pet Chaplain, Rob Gierka
Pet Harmony
Pet Overpopulation Patrol
Pet Partners
Pets U Love Pet Grooming, Greensboro
Piedmont Wildlife Center 
Pig Pals of NC
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
RACE Rescue Animal Community Effort
Raleigh, NC Library System
Raleigh Rodent Rescue  
Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network  
Rescues 4 Rescues   
Rock 105 FM
Ruffian Foundation 
SAFE Haven for Cats 
Sarah P. Duke Gardens 
Sarge's Animal Rescue
Schaunzer Rescue of the Carolinas
Second Stride for Retired RaceHorses
See Spot Read
Semper Pets Rescue   
Smiley's Home                                                            
Southeast Regional Library
SNAP-Spay Neuter Assistance Program of NC
Spay and Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills
SPCA  of Wake County
Sunburst Foundation of Wilmington Canine Rescue
Sunny Acres Pet Resort
Stokes County Humane Society
Suite Paws 
Swiftwater Farms
Tanglewood Cup Steeplechase
Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue 
The Greg Biffle Foundation
The Cats Cradle  
The Gryphon Press
The Natural Pet Health Store
The Norman P. Wiggle Home for Wayward Dogs
The Pet Foster Network 
The Positive Pit Bull
Transylvania Animal Alliance Group
Transylvania Community Arts Council
Triangle Beagle Rescue
Triangle Sheltie Rescue
Triangle Vegan Social Club 
Triangle Vegetarian Society
True Love Animal Rescue   
2 Paws Up
United States Equine Rescue League, Inc.,  Piedmont Region  
United States Equine Rescue League Central Triad Region 
Valle-View Wildlife Sanctuary 
Valley River Humane Society    
Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center 
Wake County School System
Wendell Library 
West Point on the Eno, City of Durham Park
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Wild at Heart Wildlife Rehabilitation
Wildlife Rehab, Inc.
Wilmington Vegan
WMAG  99.5 FM
Yancey County Humane Society 
You Lucky Dog, Doggie Daycare, Grooming & Training
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 North Carolina 
Week for the Animals

 12th Annual 
North Carolina 
Week for the Animals!
2024 Dates TBA!
  North Carolina 
 "First in Flight"
Presented by 
North Carolina Veterinary 
Medical Association
Governor Roy Cooper
Thank you Governor Roy Cooper for proclaiming  
North Carolina Week for the Animals.
Scroll down to read the proclamation!

Thank you to Governors Bev Purdue and Pat McCrory for their support and proclaiming the Weeks during their gubernatorial

Governor Bev Purdue
Governor Pat McCrory

See NC groups and shelters below and on the calendar page and the links page.