|HOME||ABOUT US||DOGS||CATS||FAQ's||CONTACT US|
Click on the Words to change the page
- About Us
- Contact Us
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
THE SHELTER IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 1stAdoptions will be handled via appointments. We will be closed to the general public the next two weeks and will update you if there are any changes. Adoptions will be handled via appointments. With the continued spread of the COVID-19 and the advisory to limit travel and contact we feel this is the best course of action at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience but it is a matter of safety for the public and our volunteers. We will still be there cleaning and caring for the animals. Remember wash those hands, practice good personal and environmental hygiene.
URGENT EVACUATION OF ANIMAL CONTROLOn Wednesday March 25th we were notified that many local government offices were closing or cutting back their hours. Animal Control was one that was closing so all animals had to be out at a very short notice. Unfortunately we were unable to save 4 animals because we ran out of time and space. I would like to thank our ACOs for giving us as much time as they possibly could and for helping us in any way they could. We would also like to thank a few others that came to our aid on such a short notice. Thank you Rachel Riley Hall and Nancy Watson for each taking a dog that we had no room for. Thank you Knine Rescue of Ashton, MD, for taking on three dogs. Thank you Suzanne for taking on two. Because of these few people 7 animals that we had no room for, live to see another sunrise. Unfortunately this also means that we are completely full. We have no room for any strays or owner surrenders unless they are under 15 pounds (and only have one or two of those spots left). Bob Barker and Mackie are two of the dogs we rescued.
Adopting a dogWould 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.
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. Click here to see the video about Rainbow Animal Rescue (2m3s)
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SICK AND INJURED DOGSOur largest monthly outlay is the vet bills. If your pet has had surgery you know how much that costs. We do not have a rich benefactor and the vets do not work for free. We are currently using three vets that we owe/will owe money to. You can donate directly to them with the reference 'for Rainbow Animal Rescue'.
- Williamston Vet Hospital, 1702 US17 Bus, Williamston, NC 27892.
Phone: 252 792 3000
- Lake Country Animal Hospital, 915 US Hwy 158, Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Phone: 27870 252 308 1882
- Roanoke Animal Hospital, 824 Jullian Allsbrook Hwy, Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Phone: 27870 252 535 3117
On behalf of the dogs
Lost dog now home because he was microchipped
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 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! It is heartbreaking when we have to leave perfectly nice dogs to their fate at the pound because we do have room for them all. 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 Click here to fill out our Foster Home Application form.
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.
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 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 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.