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To eliminate the homeless pet population in Franklin, Northern Wake, Southern Granville, Vance, & surrounding counties
To save or improve the lives of homeless cats and dogs through foster-based rescue operations
Build and maintain a robust 100% volunteer cadre
Continuously grow our operational capacity to keep pace with an increase in the number of animals saved year to year
To find every animal in our foster program a loving home
Reduce the number of homeless or abandoned animals through a subsidized spay/neuter program for owned pets
Build/maintain a transport program with northern rescue partners to alleviate over-crowding of local shelters
Educate the community/youth about animal welfare
Stay financially sound
Advocate for stronger local, state and federal animal welfare legislation
Paws for Life NC was formed in 2002 under the registered name of the Franklin County Humane Society. In 2016, we formally changed our name to the Franklin County Humane Society doing business as Paws for Life NC to avoid being confused with the Franklin County Animal Shelter. We now largely go by the operating name of Paws for Life NC.
The founding members started our organization as a grassroots effort to help solve the problem of homeless dogs and cats in Franklin County, NC. Over the years, our footprint has grown to include parts of Southern Granville and Northern Wake Counties, NC, as well as support to outlying rural shelters like Vance, Rowan, Nash, Montgomery and Rocky Mount.
Our core program is our foster-based adoption program. Over time we added the Spay and Neuter in Franklin County (SNIF) program to combat pet overpopulation, and in the most recent years, we added cat & dog transports to our life-saving toolkit. Recognizing education as a critical agent of change, we also implemented the Homeless Pets Program with local schools to teach responsible pet ownership.
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