What is Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County?
Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County, a 501 (c) 3 public charity, was organized in July of 2012 when it became apparent that the Carteret County Humane Society shelter was in need of some extra funds and man-power. The shelter’s budget was only covering those medications required by state law, for instance rabies vac-cine. In order to stay healthy while awaiting their forever homes, the animals needed more, such as pain medication, medicine to prevent kennel cough, flea and heartworm protection and often a visit or two to a vet, just to name a few. Thus Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County focuses on fund raising to provide these needed medicines and veterinary care and also to get as many animals as possible spayed or neutered prior to being adopted. We want to make sure that former shelter animals do not contribute to the problem that our county already has of pet overpopulation.
Many members of PHPCC also actively volunteer at the shelter walking dogs, caring for the cats and helping out with other jobs around the shelter, because the monies provided by Carteret County does not allow the shelter to hire enough help to provide some of these "extras". PHPCC welcomes new members and donations at any time as we continue to support the management, staff and animals of the Carteret County
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