Chatham County Animal Shelter

Find Chatham County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Best Buddies Companion Rescue & Adoption 184 Winthrop Road Pittsboro NC 27312 919-882-0001


Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc. PO Box 610 Pittsboro NC 27312 919-542-5757

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

Horse Heaven Farm 256 Joe Brown Road Bear Creek NC 27207 919-663-3953

The Goat House Cat Refuge 379 Goathouse Rd Pittsboro NC 27312 919-542-6815

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.