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Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC
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) rescue organization. We started our rescue in an effort to help the many unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals in North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We keep dogs at our adoption center and foster pets in our homes until we can find loving 'forever' homes for them.


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.

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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Please Help Us to Help Rumour

Our boy Rumor has had to have his leg amputated. We had not posted his pictures or story until we had the information from the vet. It is hard to tell by the pictures but his front leg had an old injury that was never treated. Click on the picture for a larger version. This caused him to have a twisted short useless leg. It is unrepairable and is considered dead weight and is causing him difficulty walking. Please consider donating for his surgery expenses via our donation page. Our staff are volunteers and work without pay but our vet does not. Please help by clicking on our donation page here.


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.

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SO MANY DOGS WITH HEARTWORM
We have a lot of heartworm positive dogs that are on long term treatment. Until we get some of them healthy and adopted or placed with other rescues, we do not have space for any large dogs. THIS IS WHY WE SAY PLEASE GIVE YOUR ANIMALS HEARTWORM PREVENTION. Lack of people using prevention is not only costing the rescue a lot of money, it is costing healthy animals in kill shelters their lives because we do not have space to pull them to safety.
Please donate to help us help these dogs - click here for more information.


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.