We have 100 counties in North Carolina, and we want to connect with 100 shelters to find homes for cats and dogs. So we consistently need volunteers to pick up pets from shelters and deliver them to waiting foster families. (Note: few things feel better than walking a pet with a "Last Day" tag out of an overcrowded shelter.) Let us know if you can be a road trip buddy for pets in need!
We participate in several events in the community - virtually and safely at outdoor events. Join us! Help us get the word out about the events on social media, your work, church, school . . . anywhere you connect with people. We often need help with various events, too, so let us know you're available to pitch in and lend a hand.
Consider hosting a fundraising event, putting together an auction, organizing a raffle, launching a contest . . . the options are endless. Contact us so we can help you get the resources you need to create an amazing event!
Share our website, our posts, our photos and and our stories! Every time someone connects to a pet in need, more people step up to help.
When friends or family are looking to learn more about fostering, send them our way.
And when it's time to add a pet to a family, ask them to apply to adopt with us!
The best way for people to fall for animals they don't know yet is for them to see a great photograph of them, especially one that helps them to feel a connection. The other best possible way? A well-shot video! If you love shooting photos and/or videos and would like to lend a helping eye, let us know! We would love your creative assistance capturing wonderful portraits of pets seeking people.
As much as there is happening on the front-end of our rescue operations, we have a whole lot to keep up with in regards to our rescue software! For every animal we pull from the shelter, there is a documentation that must now live with us - and then be distributed with fosters and adopters. We'd love more help managing our data!
Provide love, care, and a home for one (or more!) of our dogs, cats, puppies or kittens until they are ready to find their family. We have LOTS more information - and an opportunity to apply - on our foster page.
We recently closed on 83 acres of completely undeveloped land in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! We need help clearing the property and building up all we will need for our sanctuary! Can you help?
Transport volunteers are a huge part of our rescue work! Picking up dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from a somewhere to take to another where is often a critical part of saving these furry little lives! Often this means springing an animal from the shelter and taking them to a foster home. Sometimes this means picking up some little guy from an owner surrendering them, so that we can get to them before they go to the shelter. Other times this is bringing a pup or cat from a foster’s house to an adopter’s house if they can’t make the transport happen on their own.
And then there are vet visits! These trips are numerous and vital. Whether it’s bringing a cat in to be neutered, or a dog in to get an injured leg checked, or bringing an entire litter of kittens to the vet for their very first set of vaccines – every one of those visits is important, and it’s not easy to manage all the moving parts. So if you are able to help ferry a furry one around at times, you can make a huge difference.
It may not seem like much, but every single time a person helps to get the word out about a homeless pet in need, there’s now that much more likelihood that they will survive.
There are plenty of instances where we hear of an urgent need to pull a (healthy and friendly) animal by the end of the day, so as to avoid euthanasia. We do our best every time, and we also find ourselves asking all of our fosters if they might have room. Since it can be last minute, the answer can also be no.
So helping us to line up another potential foster (who would still need to apply and be approved) or even an adopter, if suitable in that situation, can mean the difference between that pet living a full and cared-for life — or very much the opposite.
Sharing our requests for help on social media, texting your contacts, emailing some friends, asking your neighbors … all of that goes a long way towards helping us save more.
The animals we meet are pretty amazing. They are big and beautiful and small and vulnerable and excited and terrified and affectionate and just needing more – more time or patience or security or LOVE.
Some of the stories we’d like you to tell are about an animal’s background, how they got to where they are. Others are rather dramatic before & after adoption stories – it’s a powerful shift, an animal moving out of a stressful high-kill shelter into a loving home.
Great photography can make all the difference between someone feeling a connection with an animal or not. That’s huge because someone wanting to know more is where all of our matches begin. And videos that showcase an animal’s personality drive many adoptions.
Most stories, photos and videos will be shared on social media. Some will live on our blog. And yet others will help us to get the funds we need to keep doing this work. If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these roles, we hope to hear from you soon!