New Hanover County Animal Shelter

Find New Hanover 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.

Carolina Boxer Rescue 2402 Barnsley Court Wilmington NC 28411 910-431-8499

Friends of Felines PO Box 475 Castle Hayne NC 28429 910-452-6721

New Hanover County Animal Control 220 Division Drive Wilmington NC 28401 910-798-7500

New Hanover Humane Society Inc 2405 North 23rd Street Wilmington NC 28405 910-763-6692

Wilmington Nc Bird Club 325 Brenda Drive Wilmington NC 28409 910-836-4039

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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.