Welcome to PAWS

                     IMMEDIATE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS! (11/01/22)  Contact: 252.247.3341 or 252.241.9408


Please help us remain open!


Don’t forget about the FREE PAWS Pet Food Pantry in case you need a little help!

Pet Adoption & Welfare Society of Carteret

  • PAWS was established to fill a need for an alternative animal shelter, improved animal care, and greater awareness of animal issues in Carteret County, North Carolina.
  • PAWS brings new focus to adoption, spay/neutering, and community education and participation.
  • PAWS is responsive to the needs of less fortunate animals in the community.
  • PAWS is building an alternative no-kill adoption center. 

Do contributions make a difference? You bet their lives they do!

Through contributions and volunteer commitments, the goals of PAWS will be achieved. For the sake of the animals, please consider helping PAWS.

PAWS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and therefore all donors may deduct contributions, bequests, legacies, devices, transfers, or gifts to our organization as long as the provisions of applicable law are met.

Make a Donation to:
5042 Mattie St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
Federal Tax ID: 58-1596758                                       or Easy Donation Via Giving Grid Here:





Thank you for your continued support and we are looking forward to a stellar year! Our Shelter is NOT completed or open at this time (October 2022) we’re fundraising ($$’s) to continue to purchase our equipment now! Florence & COVID-19 were not our friends!