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Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC - a genuine charity saving the lives of dogs and cats
P.O. Box 972
Tax ID # 20-0241166 Rainbow Animal Rescue NC
Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
54 Dog Pound Road
Phone: 252-883-6413 Would you like to adopt a dog on the day of your visit? You need to be a pre-approved adopter. Fill out our Adoption Application Form now so that you are ready to adopt when you see a dog that like. We do NOT do on the spot adoptions. Applications must be submitted and vetting/personal references must be checked before an adoption is completed. You will not be able to adopt a puppy or dog on the day of your visit if you do not have an approved application. Click here for the Adoption Application Form.
Adoption Center hours:
- Saturday 10am to 2pm
- Sunday 10am to 1pm
- Wednesday 10am to 1pm
- Friday 1pm to 4pm
Lost and Found Pets are featured on our Facebook PageClick here for the Adoption Application Form
What We DoRainbow Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in North Carolina. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization (EIN 20-0241166). 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.
LOST YOUR DOG?August 23rd: There are several dogs from Roanoke Rapids that were picked up as strays and taken to Animal Control. Some have collars others do not. If you are missing your dog, I highly recommend you go and check to see if your dog is there. Do not just call. Due to the number of animals that they see weekly they may not recognize your description of your dog. Get up and go to Halifax County Animal Control, 568 Dog Pound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839, and look for yourself. More dogs will die this week because the rescue does not have any room and owner surrenders and strays are still pouring into Animal Control. It is Halifax County policy that a stray animal is held at Animal Control for a minimum of one week. If the owner is not located, the pet is offered for adoption or put to sleep. Do not blame Animal Control. Blame the people that dump their dogs.
Why we need your helpAugust 1st: This very pregnant dog turned into animal control started having puppies. She is filthy, covered in huge ticks, fleas and is way underweight. Nothing we can do about that today, but she will get something tomorrow to help get rid of the blood suckers. If you would like to donate to help cover some of the upcoming expenses, please click here to see our donations page. Just a short week in review to explain why we are sometimes cranky or cannot stay on the phone long. First there was the puppy Animal Control was called to pick up because she had been attacked by a large dog, then within minutes they called to tell us one was being turned in because it was having seizures. Second, a mom with 9 pups needed rescue at a shelter we sometimes help. Of course we had no room but started networking the mom plus 9. A rescue was found in NY so she was pulled, taken to the vet and overnighted by a foster. Foster transported her to our driver who drove the mom and pups from Halifax NC all the way up into NY - those things take a lot of networking time! Then pulled a couple more dogs from Animal Control to fill spots of two that left. Then we had to take three to the Vet to be altered, and today taking a few to the Vet to get health certificates so that one of the drivers can drive them to DE tomorrow to make room for us to pull a few more. But then of course this morning the momma dog went into labor so we had to move some dogs around to make room for her to whelp. Last count was 10 puppies. So, yes it has been a busy week. All of this on top of just the regular cleaning and care. Also tagged two more at animal control to be pulled if the ones going for health certificates pass and can leave, AND THAT FOLKS IS AN AVERAGE WEEK FOR OUR LITTLE CREW. If you would like to volunteer please contact us.
Dog Walking SundayDog 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, NCWe 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 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 $3 per gallon. All bleach is not the same. Chlorine content can range from 2% to 6% and the lower content does not kill germs and bacteria.
Puppy Food and Old NewspapersWe have a lot of puppies at the rescue. We need canned and dry Pedigree and Purina puppy food for them. We use old newspapers for the floor of the puppy pens. If you have any, please drop them off at 54 Dogpound Rd, Halifax, NC 27839 or call 252.883.6413. If you would like to help us by donating dog/puppy/kitten food, you can drop it in our donation bin at Petsen$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 RequiredWe 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 or
Adoption Application and FeesAn 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. News of Lane
Who We AreRainbow 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, NCWe 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 or 252-883-6413.
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 RequiredWe 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.
DonationsDonations 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 NeededWe 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.