North Carolina Dog and Cat RescueRainbow Animal Rescue of NC
P.O. Box 972
Tax ID # 20-0241166 Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
54 Dog Pound Road
Click here for directions A genuine charity saving the lives of dogs and cats
THE SHELTER IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 1stAdoptions will be handled via appointments. We will be closed to the general public the next two weeks and will update you if there are any changes. Adoptions will be handled via appointments. With the continued spread of the COVID-19 and the advisory to limit travel and contact we feel this is the best course of action at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience but it is a matter of safety for the public and our volunteers. We will still be there cleaning and caring for the animals. Remember wash those hands, practice good personal and environmental hygiene.
URGENT EVACUATION OF ANIMAL CONTROLOn Wednesday March 25th we were notified that many local government offices were closing or cutting back their hours. Animal Control was one that was closing so all animals had to be out at a very short notice. Unfortunately we were unable to save 4 animals because we ran out of time and space. I would like to thank our ACOs for giving us as much time as they possibly could and for helping us in any way they could. We would also like to thank a few others that came to our aid on such a short notice. Thank you Rachel Riley Hall and Nancy Watson for each taking a dog that we had no room for. Thank you Knine Rescue of Ashton, MD, for taking on three dogs. Thank you Suzanne for taking on two. Because of these few people 7 animals that we had no room for, live to see another sunrise. Unfortunately this also means that we are completely full. We have no room for any strays or owner surrenders unless they are under 15 pounds (and only have one or two of those spots left). Bob Barker and Mackie are two of the dogs we rescued.
Adopting a dogWould you like to adopt a dog on the day of your visit? You need to be a pre-approved adopter. Fill out our Adoption Application Form now so that you are ready to adopt when you see a dog that like. We do NOT do on the spot adoptions. Applications must be submitted and vetting/personal references must be checked before an adoption is completed. You will not be able to adopt a puppy or dog on the day of your visit if you do not have a verified application. Click here for the Adoption Application Form. Lost and Found Pets are featured on our Facebook Page NOTE: We have pets in foster homes as well as the new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. Please email us to schedule a time to meet your newest family member. If you would like to meet more than one pet when you visit, this can be arranged. You can help us speed up the adoption process by completing our Adoption Application Form What we do
Rainbow Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in North Carolina. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization (EIN 20-0241166). We are not a business and do not employ anyone. We started our rescue in an effort to help the many unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals in Halifax County, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We keep dogs at our adoption center operated by volunteers, and foster pets in our homes until we can find loving 'forever' homes for them. We rely on donations from the public to help us save the dogs and cats. Click here to see the video about Rainbow Animal Rescue (2m3s)
Adoption Application and Fees
An adoption application must be on file for each animal adopted. The application form can be found online - CLICK HERE. Our adoption fee is $175 covering all age appropriate vaccines, microchip, heartworm test (if old enough) deworm, and spay/neuter. It also includes heartworm treatment, or if adopter opts for slow kill it includes the doxycycline and 12 months of heartworm prevention. Not All Bleach is Disinfectant!
If you are buying bleach for hurricane relief and for the rescue as disinfectant, please buy either plain Clorox or plain bleach that says cleaning bleach on the label. Many low splash, scented and generic bleaches do not disinfect like these two. Walmart sells cleaning bleach that runs between $2.50 and $3 per gallon. All bleach is not the same. Chlorine content can range from 2% to 6% and the lower content does not kill germs and bacteria. Dog Walking Sunday
Dog walking events take place on Sunday at Rainbow Animal Rescue, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. We start at 11am, weather permitting. We do not walk the dogs if it is raining. Please try to arrive at 10:45 so that we can find a furbaby for you. Check the Facebook Page Sunday morning in case the dog walk is canceled at short notice. Puppy Food and Old Newspapers
We have a lot of puppies at the rescue. We need canned and dry Pedigree and Purina puppy food for them. We use old newspapers for the floor of the puppy pens. If you have any, please drop them off at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 or call 252.883.6413. If you would like to help us by donating dog/puppy/kitten food, you can drop it in our donation bin at Petsen$e or purchase and donate dog/puppy/kitten food at Petsen$e, 1251 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or Tractor Supply 1350 Julian Allsbrook HWY, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 - please make sure you mark it 'For Rainbow Animal Rescue', or you can bring dog food to our facility at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 any morning or during our normal opening hours (see the top of the page). Who we are
Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a non profit 501(c)(3) organisation (Tax ID # 20-0241166) that rescues and finds homes for unwanted and homeless puppies, dogs, kittens and cats in North Carolina, USA. Having rescued the dogs Rainbow Animal Rescue NC then provides medical treatment and tender loving care until they are healthy enough to find a new home. Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a no-kill rescue that takes animals from county stray dog pounds, and homes that can no longer look after them. The dogs stay in foster homes around the Roanoke Rapids area or at our Animal Rescue and Adoption Center containing 19 indoor/outdoor kennels, a puppy room, and exercise yards, looked after by our volunteers. We provide medical care for the dogs and cats until we find them a suitable home or they can be placed with another rescue organisation that can find them a new home. We cannot place dogs that are ill so if the kennels are full of dogs requiring medical attention E.g. heartworm, we do not have the room to rescue dogs from the county pound. That is why we always need foster homes.
Our adoption area is North Carolina and Southern Virginia. We will not 'ship' a pet to you. We may be able to help you with transport. If you live out of our area, contact your local rescue and ask them whether they will take one of our dogs so that you can adopt it. Contact us if you live in DE, MD, NJ, NY or PA as there are rescues in those states that take our dogs.If you can adopt, foster or move these pets to another rescue please e-mail:
or We cannot provide you with veterinary care (free or otherwise)
We do not have a vet on call or a vet on our staff. We do not have more access to a vet than the general public during the night or on weekends. We do not have unlimited volunteers or funding to get animals to emergency vetting services. Please understand this when calling or messaging us in the evenings and weekends. You as a pet owner have the same access to vet care that we do. Foster Homes Urgently Required
We rely on people to provide temporary homes to the dogs and cats we have rescued. The more foster homes we have, the more pets we can save from certain death at the county pound so we never have enough! We prefer our foster homes to be in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax area but we are open to offers. If you would like to foster a dog or cat please fill out our foster home application form. Someone will then contact you to carry out a home check and explain what is required of you. On our Facebook page you will find photo's of rescued dogs and cats, news of events, requests for assistance, details of lost and found dogs and news of pets in their forever homes. This is a public page, you do not need to login to see it. Dog Food Urgently Required
We are always in need of adult dog food both dry and canned food. We prefer Purina or Pedigree dry food but we are grateful for anything. If you would like to help us by donating, you can drop off or purchase and donate dog food at Petsen$e, 1251 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or Tractor Supply 1350 Julian Allsbrook HWY, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 - please make sure you mark it 'For Rainbow Animal Rescue', or you can bring dog food to our facility at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 any morning or during our normal opening hours (see the top of the page). If you would like to donate money toward the purchase of food please click here to see our donations page.
Donations of your time are always welcome especially in our new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. We are always looking for good foster homes (we really need these), help with transports, fundraising, etc. Even a few hours a month can make a difference. If you think you would like to help out, please write or email. Cash donations are always gratefully accepted, too. Donations may be made via PayPal, a secure online payment service. You can donate with cash or a credit card, they accept both methods. Your donations are tax deductible.
Click here to see our donations page. Thank you! Rainbow Animal Rescue now has a building to use for rescued dogs and with it running costs including an electricity bill, water bill, cleaning costs, maintenance costs and the food bill! As always, vet bills, from routine check-ups and vaccinations to treatment of injuries, heartworm, parvo, or malnutrition. Then there is getting them spayed or neutered. You can send your tax-deductible donation to Rainbow Animal Rescue Inc., PO Box 972, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Click here to see our donations page. Volunteer at Halifax Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, NC
We need people to help out at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. We need people to help with:
Many hands make light work. We could not operate this facilty without the help of our wonderful volunteers. If you would like to volunteer an hour or two or more of your time please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, your contact phone number and tell us what you are interested in helping with.
Any interested person is welcome but we need you to be committed and reliable, i.e come in on time and work for the hours you said you will. We will need parental consent in writing for people under 18 to be a volunteer. This will not be required for the training session. We would prefer you do not bring little children to the training session. Training will take place at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dogpound Road, Halifax, off 901 near the 4H facility.
Dogs Available for Adoption Cats Available for Adoption See Our Facebook page This is a public page, you do not need to login to see it. See Our PetFinder Website See the Rainbow Animal Rescue website Rainbow Rescue finds home for adoptable animals See photo's of the Grand Opening of the HHCS Animal Shelter and Rescue, operated by Rainbow Animal Rescue on March 14th 2015 Click on the picture to see more photo's.
Before Rehoming a Dog Read This Friends of Halifax County Animal Control
Halifax County Animal Control has recently opened their doors to adoption and rescue. Your help is urgently needed. HCAC is located at 568 Dogpound Rd, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870. Click here to see NEW OPENING HOURS including SUNDAY 10AM-1PM Dogs Requiring New Homes and Other Notices
for information about the dogs
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