There are so many pets in shelters, and humane societies across the Cape Fear that are looking for their forever home this holiday season. Here are just some of the many animals up for adoption in our area.
Anyone looking for a horse has a chance to get one at a reduced rate on Saturday. Cape Fear Equine Rescue will participate in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Help A Horse Day open house and adoption event at 993 Lillington Lane in Rocky Point. The event lasts from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gurganus Feed and Grain Company will host a "Spring to Adopt" fair on Saturday for the Columbus County Animal Shelter. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at 7 Lewis Smith Shopping Center in Whiteville, NC.
A group of fourth graders in Brunswick County will soon get an education in how to properly care for pets. Paws-Ability, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to improve animal welfare in Brunswick County, is planning a six-week pet education program for the fourth-grade students at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School beginning Thursday.
It costs about $70 to adopt a pet from the New Hanover County Animal Shelter, which covers the cost for a long list of vaccinations and microchipping. But picking out a pet is the fun part which often overshadows the reality of its full-time care.
Howie is a two month old beagle who was recently rescued by the Brunswick County Animal Protective Services. The puppy has no feeling in his back leg due to a spinal injury that left him dragging his back legs.