Cara Halifax County Pet Adoption Center, NC

Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC - a genuine charity saving the lives of dogs and cats
P.O. Box 972
Roanoke Rapids
NC 27870

Rainbow Animal Rescue NC
Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
54 Dog Pound Road
Halifax
NC 27839
Phone: 252-883-6413

    Adoption Center hours:
  • Saturday 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 12pm to 4pm
If you are unable to meet us at these times please contact us for an appointment.

Lost and Found Pets are featured on our Facebook Page

Click here for the Adoption Application Form

What We Do

Rainbow Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in North Carolina. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization. We are not a business and do not employ anyone. We started our rescue in an effort to help the many unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals in Halifax County, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We keep dogs at our adoption center operated by volunteers, and foster pets in our homes until we can find loving 'forever' homes for them. We rely on donations from the public to help us save the dogs and cats.


10% Discount on Grooming at S and L Grooming

S and L Grooming, 1018 Roanoke Ave, Roanoke Rapids are having a food and supply drive for Rainbow Rescue starting Nov 13th until Dec 1st. For a 10% discount off the price of your groom: Please bring in two cans of Purina or Pedigree adult/puppy food or 3 rolls of paper towels or 1 big jug of cleaning bleach or ammonia. Rainbow Rescue is in desperate need of these items so even if you do not need a pet groomed, please feel free to drop off any donations.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic, Saturday Nov 17th 1-3pm

On Saturday Nov 17th 2018 there will be a rabies vaccination clinic at the Farmers Market located on Highway 158 in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The cost is $5 per animal. If your pet was previously vaccinated, please bring proof of the last vaccine so that they can receive a 3 year vaccine. It is state law that all dogs and cats over four months of age are vaccinated against rabies. PLEASE vaccinate your animal. There have been reported cases of rabies infected animals in Halifax County and it can mean life or death for your animal. Do not think because your animal does not leave your property they are safe. There have been cases of other animals (skunks Etc) coming onto peoples properties putting unvaccinated animals at risk. Please make sure your dogs are on a secure leash and cats are in a pet carrier/crate. We do not want any loose pets, dogs attacking other pets or cats running away.


Thank You Volunteers

We would like to give a big shout out to the volunteers that came to help us Saturday and Sunday! Thank you so very much to Tammy Bradley, Raven Williams, Josie Wright, Vickie Knapp, and Jerry Rose. Your help and love for our furbabies is greatly appreciated. If anyone would like to help us please contact us via e-mail halifaxrescueangels@yahoo.com or phone 252-883-6413 during the opening hours above. We and the dogs would love to have you!





Dog Found with Embedded Chain

October 20th: We received a call about this girl yesterday. Found with an embedded collar/chain and needed medical care. She is resting comfortably at Williamston Vet Hospital. Thank you again Cheryle Barnes and the crew at Williamston Vet Hospital for taking on another case on such a short notice. Please consider donating for her care by clicking on our donation page here or credit card payment directly to Williamston Vet, 252-972-3000.


Thank You for Saving Our Dogs

Sept. 13th: We would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of people who came together to make sure some dogs are safe and sound today. Dawn Vester, Heather Riley, and Edna Crouch, all worked double time Wednesday and Thursday to move some of our dogs north to make room for out-of-time dogs in danger of being euthanized at Animal Control where they have a limited number of kennels. The more dogs that come in, the more dogs that have to go out, one way or another! Thank you to Anthony Finney, JJ Dove, Bryon Hall, Rachel Riley-Hall and Nancy Watson, Robert Hershberger for networking and driving. Thank you to Kevin Usilton and the crew at First State Animal Center, Camden, DE, Steve Qulliam of Grateful Doggies Rescue Retreat, Middletown, NY, Cindi Moulson of It Takes A Village Animal Rescue, Middletown, DE for taking some of the dogs so that we would have room to save more dogs, and get dogs away from the storm and the risk of euthanasia. Our thanks as always to Cheryle Barnes and Williamston Vet Hospital for making room to hold some of these dogs overnight and for working us into the schedule for their health certificates.

August 31st: Today we transported several of our dogs to another rescue in order to save some of the out-of-time dogs at Animal Control.

Aug. 29th: HALIFAX COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL IS FULL

If your dog is missing please go to 568 Dog Pound Rd, Halifax, 27839 to see if your dog is there. Contacting them by phone may not be good enough because your description of your dog may not be the same as that of Animal Control. DO IT NOW BECAUSE TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE. On the Halifax County Animal Control webpage it says: "In some cases, wanted pets have been destroyed at the shelter because the owner was identified too late".

We have limited space at the Adoption Center. The only way we can rescue dogs from Animal Control is to move our dogs to temporary homes or find them permanent homes or move them to another rescue. If you are interested in providing a dog with a temporary home please fill out the Foster Application Form here. If your rescue can take one or more of our dogs please e-mail halifaxrescueangels@yahoo.com. If you are interested in giving a dog a permanent home see our list of dogs needing homes by clicking here and fill out the Adoption Application Form.

Dog Walking Sunday

Dog walking events take place on Sunday at Rainbow Animal Rescue, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. We start at 11am, weather permitting. We do not walk the dogs if it is raining. Please try to arrive at 10:45 so that we can find a furbaby for you. Check the Facebook Page Sunday morning in case the dog walk is canceled at short notice.

Volunteer at Halifax Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, NC

We need people to help out at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. Do you have 2 hours of free time one day a week? We need people to help out Monday through Friday and possibly weekends from 8:30 to 10:30 am. If interested please contact eccrouch56@gmail.com or 252-883-6413.

Not All Bleach is Disinfectant!

If you are buying bleach for hurricane relief and for the rescue as disinfectant, please buy either plain Clorox or plain bleach that says cleaning bleach on the label. Many low splash, scented and generic bleaches do not disinfect like these two. Walmart sells cleaning bleach that runs between $2.50 and $3 per gallon. All bleach is not the same. Chlorine content can range from 2% to 6% and the lower content does not kill germs and bacteria.

Puppy Food and Old Newspapers

We have a lot of puppies at the rescue. We need canned and dry Pedigree and Purina puppy food for them. We use old newspapers for the floor of the puppy pens. If you have any, please drop them off at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 or call 252.883.6413. If you would like to help us by donating dog/puppy/kitten food, you can drop it in our donation bin at Petsen$e or purchase and donate dog/puppy/kitten food at Petsen$e, 1251 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or Tractor Supply 1350 Julian Allsbrook HWY, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 - please make sure you mark it 'For Rainbow Animal Rescue', or you can bring dog food to our facility at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 any morning or during our normal opening hours (see the top of the page).

Foster Homes Urgently Required

We rely on people to provide temporary homes to the dogs and cats we have rescued. The more foster homes we have, the more pets we can save from certain death at the county pound so we never have enough! We prefer our foster homes to be in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax area but we are open to offers. If you would like more information about fostering please e-mail dogs5@rainbowrescue.org or cats5@rainbowrescue.org

Adoption Application and Fees

An adoption application must be on file for each animal adopted. The application form can be found online - CLICK HERE. Our adoption fee is $175 covering all age appropriate vaccines, microchip, heartworm test (if old enough) deworm, and spay/neuter. It also includes heartworm treatment, or if adopter opts for slow kill it includes the doxycycline and 12 months of heartworm prevention.

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Who We Are

Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a non profit 501(c)(3) organisation that rescues and finds homes for unwanted and homeless puppies, dogs, kittens and cats in North Carolina, USA. Having rescued the dogs Rainbow Animal Rescue NC then provides medical treatment and tender loving care until they are healthy enough to find a new home.

Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a no-kill rescue that takes animals from county stray dog pounds, and homes that can no longer look after them. The dogs stay in foster homes around the Roanoke Rapids area or at our Animal Rescue and Adoption Center containing 19 indoor/outdoor kennels, a puppy room, and exercise yards, looked after by our volunteers. We provide medical care for the dogs and cats until we find them a suitable home or they can be placed with another rescue organisation that can find them a new home. We cannot place dogs that are ill so if the kennels are full of dogs requiring medical attention E.g. heartworm, we do not have the room to rescue dogs from the county pound. That is why we always need foster homes.

Our adoption area is North Carolina and Southern Virginia. We will not 'ship' a pet to you. We may be able to help you with transport. If you live out of our area, contact your local rescue and ask them whether they will take one of our dogs so that you can adopt it. Contact us if you live in DE, MD, NJ, NY or PA as there are rescues in those states that take our dogs.

We cannot provide you with veterinary care (free or otherwise)

We do not have a vet on call or a vet on our staff. We do not have more access to a vet than the general public during the night or on weekends. We do not have unlimited volunteers or funding to get animals to emergency vetting services. Please understand this when calling or messaging us in the evenings and weekends. You as a pet owner have the same access to vet care that we do.


Volunteer at Halifax Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, NC

We need people to help out at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. Do you have 2 hours of free time one day a week? If so, please consider donating that time to helping at our rescue center that has 19 indoor/outdoor kennels, a puppy room, and exercise yards. We need people to help out Monday through Friday and possibly weekends from 8:30 to 10:30 am. If interested please contact eccrouch56@gmail.com or 252-883-6413.

Volunteers at Rainbow Animal Rescue, NC
Many hands make light work. We could not operate this facilty without the help of our wonderful volunteers.

On our Facebook page you will find photo's of rescued dogs and cats, news of events, requests for assistance, details of lost and found dogs and news of pets in their forever homes. This is a public page, you do not need to login to see it.

Dog Food Urgently Required

We are always in need of adult dog food both dry and canned food. We prefer Purina or Pedigree dry food but we are grateful for anything. If you would like to help us by donating, you can drop off or purchase and donate dog food at Petsen$e, 1251 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870, or Tractor Supply 1350 Julian Allsbrook HWY, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 - please make sure you mark it 'For Rainbow Animal Rescue', or you can bring dog food to our facility at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 any morning or during our normal opening hours (see the top of the page). If you would like to donate money toward the purchase of food please click here to see our donations page.

Donations

Donations of your time are always welcome especially in our new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. We are always looking for good foster homes (we really need these), help with transports, fundraising, etc. Even a few hours a month can make a difference. If you think you would like to help out, please write or email. Cash donations are always gratefully accepted, too.

Rainbow Animal Rescue now has a building to use for rescued dogs and with it running costs including an electricity bill, water bill, cleaning costs, maintenance costs and the food bill! As always, vet bills, from routine check-ups and vaccinations to treatment of injuries, heartworm, parvo, or malnutrition. Then there is getting them spayed or neutered. You can send your tax-deductible donation to Rainbow Animal Rescue Inc., PO Box 792, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

Click here to see our donations page

Volunteers Needed

We need people to help out at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dog Pound Road, Halifax. We need people to help with:
  • Kennel cleaning: We need to do this every morning. The more people we have the less time it will take.
  • Socializing the dogs and cats: Walking the dogs, playing with them and grooming them.
  • Transportation: Taking the animals to the vet, to other rescues and to adopters.
  • Administration: Processing adoption applications, data entry, filing.
  • Fundraising and Donations: We need money and materials to operate the shelter.
If you would like to volunteer an hour or two or more of your time please e-mail halifaxrescueangels@yahoo.com

Any interested person is welcome but we need you to be committed and reliable, i.e come in on time and work for the hours you said you will. We will need parental consent in writing for people under 18 to be a volunteer. This not be required for the training session. We would prefer you do not bring little children to the training session. Training will take place at the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 54 Dogpound Road, Halifax, off 901 near the 4H facility.