Santa is so excited to meet your fur babies!
Come all and help Santa save more lives.
Come see us Saturday December 9th from 11am to 4pm
at North Hills 4121 Main At North Hills Street.
Weight Restrictions: 25 lb. Size not larger than 3ft. x 3ft. No more than five gifts per visit. Gifts are wrapped in the order they are received. Boxes are not provided. Suggested Donation | Small Gifts $2 | Large Gifts $5 All proceeds benefit Paws for Life NC Animal Rescue
Will you gift homeless cats and dogs the chance for life, love and happiness?
With a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thanks to Chris Leith Kia of Wake Forest, our rescue is holding its first-ever car raffle for a cause. The Grand Prize is a 2017 Kia Optima LX. There will be three runner-up cash prizes in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 up for grabs as well! By purchasing a raffle ticket at https://go.rallyup.
Our mission is to give homeless pets a new chance at life through our in-home dog and cat fostering program, and to reduce the homeless pet population (future shelter residents) through the combined efforts of our spay and neuter program, our Cats for Hire program, and our new school-based Homeless Pet Clubs partnerships.
Our volunteers have been hard at work in fulfilling this mission. In 2017 to date, we have taken in over 600 cats & dogs and adopted out over 450. We also facilitated the transport of 107 dogs to rescues in the north and sent out 106 spay/neuter vouchers.
We will have our very own adoption shop in the fabulous North Hills Shopping Center during the prime of the holiday season. What a wonderful holiday it will be if we can find furever homes for our homeless pets. Each dog, cat, kitten, and puppy in our care is wishing for the day when they are loved and cherished, what better time than the holidays to bring a new family member into your life. Please visit our shop to meet our wonderful adoptable pets. In addition to hosting adoption events we will also have other fun holiday related activities at the shop. The shop will open on Nov 18 and close Dec 17. We will be open on the weekends and Black Friday.
Visit our FaceBook page for more information and updates.
4121 Main at North Hills, Raleigh (in the old Plow and Hearth location)
Opening November 18 at 11am
Saturdays 11am to 4pm
Sundays 1pm to 5pm
Black Friday 11am to 4pm
The shop will close on December 17 at 5pm.
Click here to buy your tickets today! The last day to purchase is November 4th at 3pm. Drawing will be at 7pm November 4th.
This is one race which is happy to say they have gone to the dogs. The featured 5K, which begins at 10 am, is followed by a 1-mile walk for participants and their dogs.
The race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest College Birth Place located on 450 North Main Street in Wake Forest. Click here for a Course Map
Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in their goal to build an animal shelter where area pets and find safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.
We are looking for sponsors. Own a business? With over 300 in attendance each year this is a great place to promote your business at an affordable price.. Click here to find out more.
If you have a business that you would like to set up a table at this event, we are accepting 10 vendors to display and sell their products. Click here for more information.
The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($30 after October 13th, up to and including race day). The fees for 1-Mile Dog Walk are $20 and $25, respectively.
In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first-place finisher in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-over.
To register online or for more information click here
2017 Paws For Life Quarter Auction
There was about 5 of us when FCHS became an idea and our goal was to change how people in Franklin County viewed animal welfare. Animal Control was a concrete building at Franklin County landfill, did not even have an Animal Shelter sign, until 1 volunteer paid for the sign out of their own pocket. Our resources were very scarce, so we had a yard sale to raise money for 501 status and found a retired attorney to look over the paperwork for us. We incorporated to a 501c3 in 2002.
Animal Control was under the Board of Health at the time and we faced many obstacles and not much support from the County. We had not yet established our name, so we piggybacked on other rescue groups in Raleigh and attended their adoption events at the Petsmart. It was an uphill battle to make a name for ourselves and to get the community to take us seriously. We even created a D/B/D Paws For Life, in hopes to generate more of a feel good vibe for the organization. The current members attended countless Commissioner meetings as well as BOH meetings to get our voices heard on serious issue in Franklin County.
With very limited funding and resources, most of the cost incurred from rescuing was funded by our small foster base, whom also served as Board of Directors. We did take many of our fosters to the Vet School and allowed vet students to perform the surgeries in order to save on cost. This was dictated by availability of slots (great deal of rescues took this route), so adoption turnover was very slow.
As you can see, this group has come a long way and grown so much.~ Deana Ayers
The Paws For Life dog team will be at Youngsville Beer & Wine 101