LINKS TO SHELTER & RESCUE SITES
AKC Breed Rescue
Notice: NCRAOA will provide links to purebred rescue upon request in the hope that this service is beneficial to both the public and to the dogs waiting in foster homes. NCRAOA does not provide endorsement by offering this link. It is the responsibility of the buyer to understand contractual obligations required before adoption, and to investigate health, temperament, and needs of any dog before purchase or adoption.
How Do You Find Responsible Rescue?
Not All Rescue Organizations are Created Equal
NC GENERAL STATUTES-ANIMAL CRUELTY
Understanding the Animal Cruelty Statute
Discussion: NCGS Article 47 Section 14-360, Animal Cruelty
NCGS Chapter 14 Article 47 Cruelty to Animals
NCGS Chapter 19A - Protection of Animals
Animal Cruelty, Part I: An Overview of North Carolina's Criminal Remedies, by Aimee N. Wall, May 2007
Animal Cruelty, Part II: An Overview of North Carolina;s Civil Remedies, by Aimee N. Wall, June 2007.
SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT BULLETINS
An Overview of North Carolina's Rabies Control Law: Bulletin Number 125 October 2011
Mandates in animal control: What MUST local governments do? November, 2009
NC COUNTY SURVEY - SHELTERS AND REGULATIONS
This survey was completed by NCRAOA using a combination of interviews with county personnel and review of available animal control ordinances.
NCRAOA Survey: NC Shelter and Ordinance Data
CHOOSING A DOG
More information can be found on the Dog Home Page
under the heading "Choosing a Dog"
Consider A Rescue Dog
A New Beginning: Rescue Dogs From an Obedience Instructor's Perspective
A Note to Those Looking for a Purebred Dog
Investing In A Pet
ANIMAL HOARDING-A COMMUNITY PROBLEM
When animal rescuers become animal hoarders
Rescues, shelters make up a quarter of the 6,000 hoarding cases each year
A Theoretical Perspective to Inform Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Animal Hoarders. Gary J. Patronek & Jane N. Nathanson
Identifying Feral Cats in Shelters
Evaluation of collars and microchips for visual and permanent identification of pet cats.
Animal Shelter Strategies
How to Implement the Asilomar Accords
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE
A New Leash on Life
"A New Leash on Life" is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters and animal welfare agencies to train dogs in preparation for their adoption. It gives inmates a chance to serve communities by training dogs to be well-behaved pets.