What we do
North Carolina county shelters are able to provide basic needs for animals in their care. Funding and resources are scarce to support extra medical care that some animals need that enter the shelter system.
Paws 4 Purpose is here to help support local shelters and provide resources for extra care and medical needs by sponsoring heartworm treatments.
We also provide additional support to the local community by offering spay/neuter assistance; we do this to prevent unwanted animals from entering the shelter system.
In addition to our programs, we educate the public and provide community outreach for animals in our community that have not entered the shelter but live difficult lives outdoors.
North Carolina Numbers
North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation behind California and Texas for euthanizing shelter pets.
1. California, 2. Texas, 3. North Carolina, 4. Florida and 5. Louisiana. These states collectively make up 52% of the animals killed in U.S. shelters.
North Carolina ranks 2nd behind Louisiana for euthanizing shelter pets per capita.
Dog euthanasia rates in some counties in North Carolina are up to 71%, while cat euthanasia rates are up to 91%.
We are a nonprofit organization created to help build a community where animals are treated with respect and kindness.
Our focus is protecting animals through education, advocacy and services. We strive to strengthen human understanding of animals needs, and to keep all animals safe and happy.
Percentage of pets living in under-served communities that are not spayed or neutered: 87%
One female dog can produce two litters of 6-10 puppies per year. This means one un-spayed female and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in six years. An estimated 80% of dogs in shelters will be euthanized.
One female cat can have kittens at six months old and can have up to four litters per year. She can become a grandmother and then great grandmother by the time she is one year old.
Data shared from bestfriends.org and humanesociety.org