Joelle – A last minute rescue

[text-blocks id=”polaroid” classes=”happy-tail-photo” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_20170118_182215-300×300.jpg” width=”300″ height=”300″ text=”Joelle – Before & After” plain=”1″]This afternoon we got a call of desperation to our foster families by our wonderful team member Megan, who works closely with the Franklin County Animal Shelter. With minutes to spare before euthanasia, Megan had managed to find a volunteer to drive out and transport this scared, yet beautiful, dog to another volunteer’s home for fostering.

Everyday I am blown away by the amazing team of volunteers we have here at Paws For Life! They inspire me to be a better person — to do more and to ask for less.

These sorts of things happen almost daily at Paws For Life, and seeing the difference we made for Joelle in a few hours time is extraordinary! See for yourself, these pictures were taken before and after being rescued by our group.

If you are interested in getting involved apply to be a volunteer, and do whatever you can help us, no matter what your skills or time allows you’d be surprised what effect you can have on these animal’s lives!

~ Nikk
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Our best year yet, 2016

We would like to THANK all of you who have supported the work of the Franklin County Humane Society, which from here on will be called Paws For Life Animal Rescue, for your part in saving the lives of so many homeless pets.

Here are are numbers for 2016:

  • Dogs adopted: 411
  • Dogs transported (from shelters to our partner rescues): 74
  • Dogs currently in foster care: 40
  • Cats adopted: 288
  • Cats currently in foster care: 59

That is a total of 872 animals who are safe, have bright futures, and are spayed/neutered so that they will not add to the future overpopulation of unwanted animals.
Whether you sent in a donation, fostered one of these pets, helped at adoption events, sponsored our fundraisers, or contributed in ANY way, you share in saving these lives. THANK YOU! We hope to do even more in 2017!

Introducing Paws For Life Animal Rescue

Phasing out of Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS)

Over the years we’ve done some wonderful work under this name! But we’ve also had some problems with clarity on what exactly we do — particularly, confusion with other Franklin County animal organizations.

So, in the interest of making our mission clear, we’ve decided to start our Animal Rescue under a name that we’ve been using for our annual 5k event — Paws For Life Animal Rescue NC.

What’s Happening to “Franklin County Humane Society”

Franklin County Humane Society is still operational, we are just running programs under different names. We have our Working Cats Program, SNIF Program (Spay/Neuter In Franklin County) and now Paws For Life Animal Rescue!

2016 Annual Paws For Life 5K/1 Mile Dog Walk

October 29th, 2016 at Wake Forest College Birth Place

All proceeds benefit Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS)

Participant Registration

To participate in the 5K or 1 Mile Dog Walk, registration is required through Racereach. Registration donation of $25.00 for 5K Run/Walk, and $20.00 for the 1 Mile Dog Walk. Save $5.00 by signing up before October 13th! Past deadline!.


Sponsorship Registration

Over 300 participants (including spectators)

For a Day of Fun for all including our Furry Family members!

Platinum: $750 (Space Limited)
  • 10×10 tent & 1 table (provided)
  • Distribution or sales of company items of your choice
  • Company logo on event t-shirts.
  • 1 item of your choice (samples, coupons, etc.) in race bags given to each participant
  • Two entries: 5k or Dog walk
Gold: $500
  • Logo on event t-shirts
  • Item of choice (samples, coupons, etc.) in race bags given to each participant
  • One entry: 5k or Dog walk
Silver: $300
  • Logo on event t-shirts
Friend: $100
  • Recognition (name only) on event t-shirt
Vendor Supporter: $50
(Space limited & no electricity available)
  • Bring Own Tent, Signs and Table
  • Sell or handout items of choice

Click Here to go to our Sponsor Letter Past deadline!

Vinnie – A Happy Tail

[text-blocks id=”polaroid” classes=”happy-tail-photo” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Vinnie-in-new-home.jpg” width=”300″ height=”180″ text=”Vinnie in new home” plain=”1″]Just wanted to let you know Vinnie is doing FANTASTIC. We all have enjoyed having him around. He’s such a character, and has made himself right at home. We haven’t had any problems from him.

Raven – A Happy Tail

[text-blocks id=”polaroid” classes=”happy-tail-photo” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/raven-300×200.jpg” width=”300″ height=”200″ text=”Raven lounges” plain=”1″]Hi guys! Hope all is going well at the rescue! I wanted to let you know that Raven is doing very well here with us. She is almost at 1 year old, estimated September or so. She is a fiesty girl and definitely packs major attitude! She is our little Queen and she knows it! She loves all of her other kitty friends and our two dogs. She hates being held, but is okay if you hold her like a baby. She growls when you give her treats, she is so food motivated! She will carry her treats some place safe where the other animals can’t get her so she can eat it. She loves climbing up onto the counter, then to the top of the fridge, and finally to the top of our cabinets. She swishes her tail when she walks, it’s the sassiest thing I’ve ever seen! She is a true delight in our home. We love her to pieces! Thank you again.

~ Victoria & Aaron