Every year in the U.S., more than 6 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters.

Some of these dogs and cats are lucky enough to be adopted into loving, responsible, and permanent homes. But there are far more animals in need of a caring family than there are kind people willing to provide them with a good, permanent home.

Approximately 2 to 3 million cats and dogs—many of them healthy, young, and adoptable—must be euthanized in animal shelters every year. No one hates that ugly reality more than the people who hold the syringe. Many more unwanted animals are simply abandoned to suffer and die on the streets or languish in lonely backyards without companionship, exercise, or, in many cases, even basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, or veterinary care.

Why are there so many unwanted cats and dogs? There are three main reasons: Many people fail to spay or neuter their dogs and cats, who then reproduce, creating enormous numbers of kittens and puppies. People still buy animals from breeders or pet stores (thereby supporting the puppy mills that supply them) instead of adopting homeless animals. And people acquire companion animals without considering the lifetime commitment that caring for them requires. Eventually, people turn their backs on their loyal companions when they become “inconvenient” or “too much work.”

A group of individuals, who are lifetime animal lovers, had an idea, a vision….a safe no-kill space filled with loving care and compassion….a place that would seek to find forever homes for pets….a place that would educate the community about preventing overpopulation…..a place that would serve as a partner with the communities served by developing companionship and visitation programs for children, seniors, and others….the dream became an idea and now the idea is becoming a reality.

Beare Garden Plantation Animal Rescue’s mission is to ease the pain, hunger, abuse, as well as to provide shelter and help to find forever homes for the creatures God entrusted to us. By acting as a resource and educating the community about issues pertaining to animals, we feel that we can move toward the prevention of over breeding of animals. By facilitating adoptions of homeless and neglected cats and dogs, we will be able to provide a short-term home for more unwanted or homeless cats and dogs.

We need your help in building the dream.  Please consider supporting us and saving lives of countless loving pets.  Your financial gifts are tax deductible.

Beare Garden Plantation Animal Rescue is a Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of NC East, a 501 (c) 3 Organization www.cfnceast.org.