About Us

Rainbow Animal Rescue is a no-kill rescue based in North Eastern North Carolina. We are a non profit, 501(c)(3) rescue organization, EIN 20-0241166. We started our rescue in an effort to help the many unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals in North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We foster pets in our homes until we can find loving 'forever' homes for them. Rainbow Rescue has been online since November 2nd 2003.

We have adult dogs and puppies coming in to the rescue every week, so keep checking back. If you are interested in a certain breed, feel free to email with your interest. We also are in desperate need of foster homes. Many dogs and puppies are at the Halifax pound and are running out of time. If you think you can open your heart and home to these babies, please call or write. These dogs really do deserve a second chance.

Donations of your time are always welcome. We are always looking for good foster homes (really need these), help with cleaning kennels, transports, fundraising, etc. Even a few hours a month can make a difference. If you think you would like to help out, please contact us. Cash donations are always gratefully accepted, too. We do not have a rich benefactor so we rely on donations to help the animals. See our donation page by clicking here. Your donations are tax deductible. Thank you!

If you are interested in adopting a pet from our rescue, please fill out our Adoption Application Form. We do not ship pets, but can work with you to arrange transport.

You can visit the shelter during our normal opening hours. If you are interested in a particular dog but are unable to visit at these times we may be able arrange a time outside these hours. Please email us to schedule a time to meet your newest family member. If you would like to meet more than one pet when you visit, this can be arranged.

December 23rd, 2014: An article recently appeared in the Daily Herald. A few things were omitted. The name of the proposed facility will be Halifax County Rescue and Adoption Center. Right now the plan is for Rainbow Animal Rescue to partner with Halifax County to help with the rescue and adoption of animals, aid in public education about animal care and any other volunteer efforts necessary to the care and well-being of animals in Halifax County that will help reduce the number of animals arriving at the shelter. We are in the cleaning phase right now. We need cleaning supplies at present but will need food and other items in the near future. There are also some minor repairs that need to be done before we are operational. We hope to be open for business after the first of the year when all of the final paperwork is completed. There will be a joint statement with the county officials when this is done. We hope to operate a place where the people of Halifax County can come to meet and interact with animals that have the potential to become part of their family. In the meantime, as the end of the year approaches please consider making a cash donation, which is tax deductible. Funds will be used to buy any items needed that are not donated.

Edna Clary Crouch

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Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC
P.O. Box 972
Roanoke Rapids
NC 27870
Tax ID # 20-0241166

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

    Adoption Center hours:
  • Saturday 10am to 2pm
  • Sunday 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 1pm to 4pm

Rainbow Animal Rescue, NC