Beaufort County – Paws and Love, Inc.

Paws and Love, Inc. is a small, all volunteer non profit in Beaufort County, NC. Their focus is to trap, spay/neuter and vaccinate feral and unowned cats in and around Washington, NC. As with most feral and unowned cats, they usually have someone who cares about them and provides them with food, water and shelter.  The volunteers set traps, then take the cats to a local veterinarian for spay/neuter surgery and then returns them to their caretakers.  For those cats that who do not have a caretaker or are located close to a shopping center, gas station or the road, they are usually trapped and relocated, if possible.  Working with a local pet food pantry, their goal is to help caretakers spay/neuter and feed the cats they are caring for.

As in most communities across NC, feral cats are considered a nuisance, and when trapped by local animal control they are taken to the shelter and euthanized. Understanding the dynamics of a how to manage a feral colony of cats is key to keeping them from breeding and thereby becoming a nuisance and dying.

For more information about Trap-Neuter-Release through Paws and Love, Inc., please call 


Founder of Paws & Love, Inc, Audra Grisham, is ‘on the road again’.  She wears many hats when working to save feral cats.  Many times feral cats are not really feral at all. They were owned and cared for by someone at one time; however, now they find themselves abandoned. These friendly cats, when trapped and spayed or neutered, are adopted or transported to other rescue groups for adoption. These are a few of the cats that Audra is taking to a rescue group to be adopted.

This little baby was found as an orphan. Bottle fed by Audra and loved by many, he was later adopted into his forever home.

Working with feral cats is a difficult project for volunteers and veterinarians. Volunteers never know how many cats they can trap in one day and this means it is difficult to schedule time with the veterinarian. We thank the Pamelico Animal Hospital for their commitment to Paws and Love and the feral cats.

March 2019 the NC State Veterinary School ‘TEAM’ from Raleigh, NC took a break for a photo op.  These veterinarians, their staff, volunteers and others all work together to get as many feral cats spayed/neutered. March 2019, 102 feral cats from Beaufort County area were fixed. The end result is many unwanted kittens will not be born. Thank You to all who made this event possible. Your commitment and compassion is so appreciated. 

This is the work-area where all the feral cats are brought and staged in preparation for their trip to the NC State Veterinary School. Along with Paws & Love, other feral rescue groups participate in this spay/neuter program. It does take a ‘community’ of caring people to save the lives of these precious cats.

After feral cats are spayed, neutered and vaccinated they come back to this temporary area for their caretakers to pick them up and take them home. We thank the volunteers, caretakers and the veterinarians and clinics for working so hard to give these feral cats a SECOND CHANCE.

Edgecombe County  – Edgecombe County Animal Control Shelter 

The Edgecombe County Animal Control Shelter is working with the Friends of Rocky Mount Animals (a local non profit to ensure there are spay/neuter programs available to families in the county. Currently these two groups are offering affordable spay/neuter programs so low-income families can get their pets fixed. Second, the Friends of Rocky Mount Animals is working with the shelter to ensure any dog or cat adopted from the shelter is spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Local veterinarians in the area are providing discounted spay/neuter surgeries which is so appreciated.

Community Partnership for Pets is working with these two groups to provide funding for both of these spay/neuter programs.  

If you want to get your pets spayed or neutered and live in Edgecombe County, please call

252 641 4112. 


Meet Shelter Director, Eugene Taylor. Eugene can be found day-in and day-out working in Edgecombe County to improve the lives of people and pets.  He works closely with rescue groups, transport teams and others to ensure as many dogs and cats as possible find loving, forever homes. His partnership with Laura Gearhart, Founder of Friends of Rocky Mount Animals (a local non profit), has created many life-saving spay/neuter programs so  residents can get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered.

Many wonderful dogs come into the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter through no fault of their own. The Shelter and staff work hard to ensure these great dogs (and cats) are posted on various pet-websites so they can be adopted or transferred to another rescue group for adoption.

When you are ready to adopt – please always look at County Animal Shelters first. You Best Friend is waiting for you.  

Did you know that a female cat can give birth to 4-5 litters of kittens in 1 year. 

The size of litters can range from 2-7 kittens.  This is why animal shelters across NC are overrun with cats and kittens. Edgecombe County has several easy to use spay/neuter programs in place, so there is no reason for not getting your cats (and dogs) spayed or neutered.

If you want to Save Them, Fix-Em!

Edgecombe County – Friends of Rocky Mount Animals  

This non profit has been a driving force in getting many first-time spay/neuter programs set up in Rocky Mount, NC.  They continue to branch out helping more communities and counties as they are committed to save the lives of innocent dogs and cats. 

They have set up and implemented a Mandatory Spay/Neuter Adoption Program to ensure all dogs and cats adopted from the shelters they are working with are spayed/neutered. They then implemented the Spay a Mom Program. When a litter of puppies or kittens are turned into the Edgecombe County Animal Control Shelter, mom and dad will be spayed/neutered for free. They have implemented many, many programs with a single focus to help people, pets and the Counties and communities they work with. 



We are honored to work with Founder/Director of Friends of Rocky Mount Animals, Laura Gearhart. Laura and her son Alex started this non profit in October 2002.   

Granville County – Granville County Animal Control Shelter

The Granville County Animal Control Shelter is an open admission Shelter and currently does not have either a spay/neuter before adoption or a public spay/neuter program in place. Community Partnership for Pets is working with the Shelter to create both of these programs. The Shelter Director has put together a spay/neuter process and associated programs that will allow spaying/neutering to become an important part of the Shelter’s operations.

The Shelter works closely with the Humane Society of Granville County. 

Shelter Director of Granville County, Matt Katz. Matt can be found on weekends at adoption events, grand openings for the new Granville Dog Park and just about anything animal related.

Grand Opening of the new Hix Dog Park in Oxford, NC (Granville County).

Groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 12, 2019 to announce the building of a new Granville County Animal Shelter. The current shelter is over 80 years old. The new shelter should be ready late Fall 2020. 

Community Partnership for Pets and the Granville County Animal Shelter have announced their county-wide spay/neuter program in April 2019. The first spay/neuter surgeries were done under this new program on April 17, 2019. The mobile spay/neuter van from Raleigh, NC came to the Shelter and set up in the parking lot. Families brought their pets, dropped them off and picked them up at the end of the day. All spayed or neutered and vaccinated. 

Many wonderful dogs come into the Granville County Animal Shelter through no fault of their own. Please visit a County Shelter when you are ready to adopt.

Please Opt to Adopt. You will be Saving Their Life and They Will Be Forever Grateful ! 

Many wonderful cats and kittens can be found at the Granville County Animal Shelter. 

A female cat can produce 4-5 litters of kittens in 1 year. While she is nursing her kittens, she can get pregnant again. Cats and kittens can be spayed or neutered at 3-4 months of age so please don’t wait. Our Shelters are full of so many unplanned litters of kittens. 

Granville County – Humane Society of Granville County

The Humane Society of Granville County is a key partner with the Granville County Animal Control Shelter. They pull many cats from the County Animal Control Shelter and put into their adoption program.  They are a small group; however, you would never know it by the amount of good work they do each and every day. 

CPPI has provided some funding toward spay/neuter of pets who are receiving pet food through the Humane Society’s Pet Food Pantry and look forward to continue our partnership with this wonderful group. 

The Humane Society of Granville operates a Pet Food Pantry to help needy families feed their pets. As part of their pet food program, the Humane Society offers families free spay/neuter surgery for their pets. 

Granville County Humane Society Fundraiser held April 4, 2018. Pictured is Anne Crews, President of the Humane Society and spokesdog, Murphy.

A sweet cat, one of the many saved by the Granville County Humane Society.

The 2nd Annual Pins for Pets, held March 2019 at the Palace Pointe Fun Center in Roxboro, NC. Proceeds of this event will fund spay/neuter programs in Granville, Warren and Vance counties. This is a photo of the Lepricorn Team’s bowling lane. Fancy !! 

Old and used bowling pins have been ‘repurposed’ into Pin Art.  Local artists used their talents and imagination and turned these old bowling pins into one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. Pin Art was auctioned off at the Pins for Pets Event held March 2019. 

The Granville Humane Society and the Granville County Animal Control Shelter hosted a fabulous fundraiser March 2019. The event was held at the Vino Oasi in Stem, NC.  Many wonderful animal lovers attended and local artists and donors put together wonderful silent-auction items. Proceeds from this event were used to fund spay/neuter programs in Granville County. 

Hertford County – PAWS of Hertford County 

PAWS currently has a small spay/neuter program in place. CPPI is working with them to improve this program and provide much needed funding. We are also working with them to write grants for Shelter improvements, etc.. 

Martin County – Innerbanks Rescue  

Martin County is expanding their spay/neuter program to offer additional financial assistance to help senior citizens get their pets spayed/neutered. CPPI will be providing funding to this new program once it is in place. 

Mitchell County –  Mitchell County Animal Rescue   

Mitchell County Animal Rescue has a two great spay/neuter programs in place and they are working. There only need at this time is funding, which CPPI is providing them. 


For information about their spay/neuter program, please call 828 765 6952.

Meet Pam Cote, Director for Mitchell County Animal Rescue. 

Participating in regular off-site adoption events is an absolute-must to help more dogs and cats find their loving, forever homes!

These are the doors you can pass through to adopt your Forever Friend at the Mitchell County Animal Rescue Shelter.

Montgomery County – Montgomery County Humane Society

The Montgomery County Humane Society and the Montgomery County Animal Control Shelter sit next door to each other.  The Humane Society is a no-kill facility and pulls dogs and cats from the County Animal Control Shelter. The Humane Society is operated by a dedicated Shelter Director and volunteers who make sure the animals in their care find their loving, forever home. Each animal adopted from the Humane Society is spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ready to be adopted into their new ‘forever home’. Community Partnership for Pets is working with the Humane Society by writing for grants and helping with on-line fundraising. In addition, we are providing funding to help spay/neuter pets belonging to low income families in Montgomery County.

If you want to get your pet spayed or neutered and live in Montgomery County, please call 336-465-3702, email or visit our facebook page Montgomery County, NC, Spay Neuter.  


Meet Sally Morris, Founder and Director of the Montgomery County Humane Society.

A very special Happy Ending!  A match made in heaven at the Montgomery County Humane Society. 

Sally Morris with one her rescues, Bones. He came to the shelter in terrible shape, but within minutes he was in Sally’s lap wanting to be loved and cared for. Through GOFUNDME and many wonderful donors, CPPI was able to raise the money needed to take care of all of Bone’s medical needs.  

The newest receptionist at the Montgomery County Humane Society – all volunteer of course.  

Planned PetHood in Greensboro, NC travels to Montgomery County on a regularly scheduled basis to pick up and transport dogs and cats back to their clinic for surgery and vaccinations. Since starting the CPPI spay/neuter program in Montgomery County Fall of 2018 through July 31, 2019, 519 dogs and cats have been fixed through Planned PetHood in Greensboro, NC, Spay/Neuter Clinic of the Sandhills in Vass, NC and West Pines Animal Hospital in West End, NC.  

Dogs and cats scheduled for spay/neuter surgery in Vass, NC are loaded and strapped into a van for their trip.  The pets stay overnight at the Clinic and picked up the next morning and returned to their families.  Volunteers spend hours and hours to get these transports organized and executed. We appreciate that families in Montgomery County are opting to fix their pets and help to reduce the birth of unwanted dogs and cats. We thank each volunteer for their hard work and commitment to this spay/neuter program. 

Montgomery County – Montgomery County Animal Control Shelter

The Montgomery County Animal Control Shelter and the Montgomery County Humane Society are located next door to each other. These two shelters are working together to ensure as many dogs and cats as possible are saved. Working with the County Animal Control Shelter, Community Partnership for Pets has set up a spay/neuter program so all families adopting from the County Animal Control Shelter are provided the opportunity to have their pet spayed/neutered/vaccinated.

We are honored to be working with Shelter Director Leon Everett.

If you want to get your pet spayed or neutered and live in Montgomery County, please call 336-465-3702, email or visit our facebook page Montgomery County, NC, Spay Neuter.  

Northampton County  

Northampton has requested CPPI’s help in setting up and funding a county-wide spay/neuter program. Our work is in progress.  

Person County   

This county has requested CPPI’s help. We are in the early stages of gathering information on how we can help this county.   

Pitt County – Pitt County Animal Control Shelter

The Pitt County Animal Control Shelter is an open admission Shelter., The Shelter Director and Staff work at a 100 mph to ensure the maximum number of dogs and cats leave this Shelter alive!  They do not take ‘no’ for an answer.  They explore all options to ensure a successful outcome for whatever problem they are facing.  Again, this is a small shelter, working with a modest budget, but they have big ideas and big plans for making sure each and every animal that comes to them gets the best chance possible to find a Forever Home.

Community Partnership for Pets, Inc. (CPPI) is working with thes Shelter to provide funding for their Community Cat program.  This is a program to spay or neuter un-owned stray or feral cats in the community.  

If you are a Pitt County resident and want to get your cats fixed through the Community Cat Program please call 252 902 1726. 

If you have dogs and want to get them spayed or neutered  (or) cats that would not qualify under the Community Cat Program, please call the Pitt County Pet Food Pantry at 252 689 6122. 

Michele Whaley – Pitt County Shelter Director

Photo taken in Austin, TX at a recent Best Friends conference.

The Pitt County Shelter has taken the next step to reduce the number of homeless cats entering and dying at their Shelter.  They have put in place a TNR (trap-neuter-release) program to trap community cats. A community cat is either a feral cat or unowned (stray) cat. Community Partnership for Pets and the Pitt County government has set aside money for this spay/neuter program.

Just two more precious cats being transported to the spay/neuter clinic for their surgery and vaccinations.  The Pitt County Shelter and Staff are committed to saving lives, one animal and one litter at a time.

Nothing better than a pet finding their forever home with a family.

The Pitt County Shelter is very involved in educating the next generation of children through their Pet Responsibility Program. This photo is of the Assembly event held on the last day of the Pet Responsibility Class.

Improving the lives of animals comes in many forms including building fences so pets can enjoy a chain-free life.

Pitt County – The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC

The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC was founded in 2013 by four ladies who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people and pets in Eastern NC. They knew first hand that animals were surrendered to local animal shelters when their owners faced a financial crisis. Low income families makes choices each day on how to feed and care for themselves and their pets.

The Pantry serves five NC counties at this time (Beaufort, Green, Lenior, Martin and Pitt counties). The Pantry receives pet food from a variety of sources and work hard to make sure they have ample food and pet products available. They are giving food and hope to these families and their pets.

The Pantry also requires families to spay/neuter their pets in order to receive long-term assistance.  Community Partnership for Pets is honored to work alongside this group to fund spay/neuter surgeries for these pets.

If you need assistance with pet food and/or want to get your pets spayed or neutered please contact the

Pitt County Pet Food Pantry at 252 689 6122. 



The Pet Food Pantry is staffed by a group of wonderful people who care about the people and pets in their community.

One of the families served by the Pet Food Pantry. The owner, after being injured needed help to feed his wonderful golden retriever. Smiles Abound as people and pets make their way to the Pet Food Pantry for help.

The Pet Food Pantry volunteers are always on the move. With the recent 2018 Hurricanes they have traveled tireless to various areas to help displaced families feed and care for their pets. They are passionate and committed and CPPI is honored to be working with them. 

Meet Peanut, a chihuahua-terrier mix. His owner is a Veteran and lives on a limited-fixed income.  The Pet Food Pantry provides families with pet food assistance plus they offer free spay/neuter assistance so as to avoid those ‘unwanted litters’. 

The Pet Food Pantry knows that cost of the spay/neuter surgery is the primary reason many owned pets do not get altered. By offering free spay/neuter to help low income pet owners fix their pets, reduces the number of unwanted animals from entering local shelters. These 3 sweet-babies have all been fixed and come to the Pet Food Pantry once a month to get pet food and other goodies.

The Pet Food Pantry has been involved with the recent 2018 Hurricanes that made their away across NC. Hurricane Florence and Michael sent the Pet Food Pantry Team into action to provide pet food and supplies to families and pets that were displaced.

Polk County – Foothills Humane Society

The Foothills Humane Society is an open admission Shelter; however, because of the dedication of the Executive Director, Shelter Staff, Board and Volunteers, they operate like a no-kill Shelter ensuring a positive outcome for the dogs and cats that come to them.

Community Partnership for Pets has been working with the Foothills Humane Society to improve their spay/neuter program by making changes to their processes as well as writing for grants.

If you are a Polk County resident and want to purchase a spay/neuter voucher,

please call 828 863 4445.   

New Executive Director, Michele Brule’. Michele joined the Foothills Humane Society June 2019. 

Photo of the annual Animal Fair fundraiser held at Speigel Farms in Landrum, SC. The event is awesome and raises money to provide services for all the dogs and cats that come into the Foothills Humane Society.

Cute puppies at the annual Animal Fair fundraiser in Landrum, SC.

Foothills Humane Society partners with several groups that support Our Heros, Our Veterans, through dog training, veterinary care for service dogs, etc..

The Humane Society never misses an opportunity to make sure senior dogs and cats get all the exposure possible so they too, can find a forever home.

A sweet cat, one of the many saved by the Foothill County Humane Society.

Rutherford County – Pets Are Worth Saving (P.A.W.S.)

The P.A.W.S. Board and Volunteers are a seamless team who pull out all the stops to make sure that every dog or cat that comes to them has a safety-net.  In addition, they care equally about the families in the community that have pets and may be struggling in many ways. They provide low income families with free pet food, veterinarian care or really whatever is needed to make life better for these families and their pets. This is an all volunteer nonprofit and each and every dollar they receive is stretched to the maximum. These folks are working to make Rutherford County a No-Kill Community and if anyone can do it – they will make it happen!

Community Partnership for Pets has been working with Rutherford County for years; however, we are currently working with them by providing funding for their local veterinarian spay/neuter program and their two monthly spay/neuter transports to the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic in Asheville, NC.

If you are a  Rutherford County resident and want to spay/neuter your pet,

please call 888 422 7303. 

Meet Janice Mitchell, Founder of Pets Are Worth Saving of Rutherford County, NC (PAWS-RC).  Janice, along with her community are working to turn Rutherford County, NC into a No-Kill Community. PAWS-RC provides pet food to low income families, helps these same families with emergency veterinarian care and offers low cost and free spay/neuter services.  PAWS-RC is making a huge difference and we thank her and everyone working with this group.

Helping families keep their pets healthy is important to keep pets in their home.  PAWS-RC hosts frequent drive-through rabies vaccination clinics to help families in the community keep their pets’ rabies vaccinations up to date. Each service provided improves the lives of the animals in the community.

Donations, grants and fundraisers and support from Community Partnership for Pets, helps the PAWS-RC group fund the many programs that Save the Lives of animals in Rutherford County, NC.  A golf tournament brought animal lovers and golfers together for a great day of golf and to support a worthy organization. Take a closer look at the 16th green pictured here.  It is in Lake Lure, NC at the Bald Mountain Golf Course. This green was famous in the movie Dirty Dancing. 

Two times per month the team from P.A.W.S. coordinates spay/neuter surgeries through the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic in Asheville, NC. The van travels down, picks up 30-40 dogs and cats and takes them to the spay/neuter clinic in Asheville for their surgery and vaccinations. Next day, all pets are returned to Rutherford County where they families pick them up.

Many times the quality of life for a dog or cat can be improved with either a dog house, feral cat box or just a bag or two of pet food. The P.A.W.S. groups works to improve the lives of dogs and cats each day.

P.A.W.S. is part of a transport group that matches local dogs and cats with Forever Homes in the Northeast. This is Blue, one of the lucky ones who found his new family ‘Up North’.

Vance County – Vance County Animal Control Shelter

Vance County Animal Control Shelter is amazing. The Chief of Animal Services and the Shelter Staff do not know any limits when it comes to helping people and pets in their County.  The people under the roof of this Shelter are a resource to anyone and everyone and there is nothing they will not do to help either people or pets. This is an open admission shelter in a rural part of NC and they work to do whatever it takes to make sure each adoptable dog and cat can find a new Forever Home!

Community Partnership for Pets, Inc. (CPPI) is helping the Vance County Animal Control Shelter with funding so they can make sure no family who wants to spay/neuter their pets will be turned away due to funding. With regular rabies clinics, microchipping and a new pet tag machine, they are pro-active in keeping pets healthy and ensuring that lost pets are reunited with their owners.

They are also our Celebrity-Shelter ! With Chad Olds, Animal Control Officer, who plays his guitar to calm those at the Shelter (both people and pets).  Chad’s viral videos of his music at the Shelter has been featured on Good Morning America, Alan Jackson’s facebook page (yes, that Alan Jackson) , IHeart radio and stories in local Raleigh NC newspapers, to mention a few.

If you are a  Vance County resident and want to spay/neuter your pet,

please call 252 492 3136.   

This is Chief Frankie Nobles of Vance County Animal Services. He has a huge heart for the animals that enter the Shelter and he and his staff work tirelessly to make sure as many as possible will find loving, forever homes. We thank Frankie and everyone working with and helping the Vance County Animal Shelter.

One of the cuties at the Vance County Animal Shelter.  To ensure as many puppies and kittens find forever homes,
Community Partnership for Pets and the Vance County Animal Shelter are working together to spay/neuter as many pets as possible. We can never solve the problem to too many homeless animals until we have a solid spay/neuter program in place along with rescue/adoption.

The Vance County Animal Shelter has improved a fenced in area with ramps, edible plants and this area is now called the Enrichment Garden. This is a wonderful place where dogs can relax and have down-time vs. being in the Shelter all day. Looks like we have a happy customer here.

The SNAP-NC Van (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program of NC) comes to Vance County as residents sign up for this service throughout the year. This surgical clinic can perform up to 30 spay/neuter surgeries per day. 

Pet owners who had their pets fixed using the SNAP-NC van.

Vance County Animal Shelter sponsored a Veteran’s Walk to celebrate all they have done for our Country. The event includes many activities and adoptions.

Warren County – Warren County Animal Control Shelter

The Warren County Animal Control Shelter is an open admission shelter in a rural part of NC (on the Virginia border).  They are in some ways out of sight and out of mind for many – but not for Community Partnership for Pets. They are on our radar.

The Shelter Director and Staff are dedicated to ensure that as many animals as possible find their way out of the Shelter through adoptions and transporting to Northeastern States.  Even though the Shelter works with a small County budget and small staff, they are passionate about the animals that cross their path.

We are working with the Shelter to get several varieties of spay/neuter programs in place. The non profit, known as CAP, has a modest spay/neuter program in place and we are working with them to add-to what they have already started. We all recognize you can never have too much money when it comes to spaying/neutering pets. Through grants, donations and a Fundraiser, put together by two local CPPI Directors, we have a nice stash-of-money to spay/neuter pets belonging low income Warren County families.

If you are a Warren County resident and want to purchase a spay/neuter voucher,

please call 252 257 6137.   

Dani Bowen, Warren County Shelter Director (front) and her staff pictured at the March 2018 Fundraiser “Pins for Pets”. Money raised from this event has been ear-marked for spay/neuter.

Teaching the next generation about caring for animals is important.  These are students from the Vaughan Elementary School visiting the Warren County Animal Shelter as part of the school’s Career Day. 

Students from the local Head Start program visited the Warren County Animal Shelter to have some hands-on time learning about dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

Each animal at the Shelter is important and this sweetie is just waiting for her new family to come for her.

You always know when you find the right pet!  Always an instant ‘match made in heaven’.

Regular pet food drives and donations of pet food are very appreciated in a poor, rural Shelter like Warren County Animal Shelter.

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