ABOUT US!

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 To save or improve the lives of homeless cats and dogs through foster-based rescue  operations

  • Build and maintain a robust 100% volunteer cadre

  • To find every animal in our foster program a loving home

  • Reduce the number of homeless or abandoned pets through a subsidized spay/neuter program

  • 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 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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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CARLA ROSHITSH

President

SUSANNE HARRIS

Vice President

TERRY BURKE

Secretary

JENNIFER HURLEY

Treasurer

ANNA RUSSELL

Fundraising Director

LAURA PEDERSEN

Board Member at Large

CINDY WOMACK

Board Member at Large

Financial Disclosure

Our Federal tax ID # is 01-0621772.


Financial information about Franklin County Humane Society doing business as Paws for Life NC and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 or 888-830-4989 for NC Residents.