Animal Welfare

Canine Academy
1020 Old Ocean Hwy.
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-7723

BARK's mission is to promote responsible pet ownership through education, including organizing and sponsoring pet therapy and children's education programs. Bark for Reading is a program in which volunteers visit Brunswick County area schools with their dogs. Students improve their reading skills by reading to the dogs. The organization also feeds...more about Brunswick Area Responsible K-9s (BARK)

Oak Island Recreation Center
3003 E. Oak Island Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-5481

The Oak Island Feral Cats Club, staffed by volunteers and supported by donations, strives to reduce the feral cat population of the island using humane means. The club has traps to lend as well as instruction and assistance in their use. Once the cat is trapped, it is spayed/neutered and vaccinated,...more about Oak Island Feral Cats Club

3701 E. Boiling Spring Rd.
Winnabow, NC 28479
(910) 845-7297

Paws Place was founded in 1999 and operates as a no-kill, non-profit 501(c)3 sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of dogs. They offer refuge for sick, homeless and abused dogs. The organization operates on donations, volunteers, and an unending love for animals. Upon arrival, each dog is fully vetted...more about Paw's Place Dog Rescue

1638 E. Beach Dr.
Oak Island, NC 28465
(910) 278-7871

Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter is the only state and federally licensed facility in Brunswick County that cares for injured or orphaned wild birds. Medical care, safety from predators, food and shelter from the elements are provided. When a bird is able to care for itself, it is released to the wild....more about Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter

3376 St. Charles Pl.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-6340

SOAR is nonprofit, no-kill, animal rescue shelter that accommodates lost, abandoned and injured dogs and cats. They provide shelter, medical treatment, food and daily care and are open daily by appointment and on Saturdays between 10 AM and 2 PM without an appointment. Volunteers are needed in all areas to include...more about Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue (SOAR)

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