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The SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina provides care to nearly 3,000 homeless companion animals each year. Our organization, along with your generous support, implements every available option to increase adoption rates of healthy and treatable animals in our care. We also provide resources to ensure success in the home after adoptions:

- The SPCA of NENC adoption process is designed to be extremely affordable and convenient, made available to anyone who is prepared to adopt an animal from our care.

- Available animals are updated daily on our web page, along with,, and other national adoption web pages.

- Our adoption package is designed to set the animal and adopter up for success. This includes age appropriate vaccinations, microchip and registration, spay/neuter, a species appropriate collar, 30 days of free pet insurance and more.

- In partnership with Pet Supplies Plus and Petsense in Elizabeth City, and Petsmart in Greenbrier, VA, some of our available cats can be found at these locations.

- Our foster network cares for orphans too young to survive on their own, or those that won't thrive in a shelter environment.

- We encourage adult volunteers to come into our shelter to walk dogs and socialize cats, ultimately improving their adoptibility.

- The SPCA of NENC Low Cost Medical Clinics provide affordable spay/neuter services, as well as routine veterinary care, to households in our community who need assistance.

- Our Pet Pantry Program provides food to cats and dogs of qualifying households, where they're at risk of losing their pet due to economic circumstances.

- The SPCA of NENC Pet Retention Program is designed to keep pets in their home, and to keep families together.

- The Hope Fund was established so that our organization can provide specialized medical treatment for animals who otherwise would be without.

Read more about the SPCA of NENC Services provided to our community here.

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Our Mission

The purpose of the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education.

Our mission is to provide a clean, healthy and loving environment, food, shelter, and temporary housing for lost, stray or unwanted animals. Our goals are to make every attempt to reunite these animals with their families or to adopt them to good homes, to promote public health and safety by promoting rabies vaccinations and other vaccinations, to educate the community about animal welfare issues and importance of responsible pet care, and to promote spay/neuter of companion dogs and cats for the health of the animals and to curb overpopulation in our community.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20250-9410;

2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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