Welcome to PAWS

IMMEDIATE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS!  Contact: 252.247.3341  Please help us remain open! 9/27/21

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

Florence & COVID-19 UPDATE

September 2021: All locations were hit really hard by hurricane Florence 2018. PAWS is now in litigation with the NCJUA to recover damages. The roof on Phase I has been replaced however insurance companies and adjusters are still negotiating all other repairs. We cannot move forward repairing without a settlement. We need to be able to do our major Capitol Campaign Fundraiser however with COVID-19 restrictions we are not allowed large groups and of course can’t use our facility until it is repaired.

Thank you for your patience. We could have never imagined such frustration and problems.  Between Florence and COVID PAWS was closed a total of thirteen out of twenty-four months with no income. 

We will see this through and make sure that all donation plaques are properly confirmed with you and placed perfectly, we have not forgotten your generosity.  There is much left to do and accomplish. We are told a settlement should be reached soon now.  Once settled we can rid ourselves of the ongoing mold, drywall damages, insulation, flooring, and so much more.