Welcome to PAWS


*Don’t forget about the FREE PAWS Pet Food Pantry in case you need a little help! We are also accepting un-opened/un-expired

food donations to restock the free pet food shelves.

Florence Repairs continue to our shelter as funds permit! Please donate! The facility is not open.


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                                       

Thank you for your continued support! Our Shelter is NOT completed or open at this time (October 2023 we’re making progress) we’re fundraising ($$’s) to continue to repair and purchase our equipment! Florence & COVID-19 were not our friends!