How YOU Can Help

Shark-57.jpgSHARK (Safe Haven Animal Rescue Kennel)

SHARK is the volunteer group that effectively runs the Henry County/Abbeyville City shelter and animal control. When the county and city decided to shut down their shelters, SHARK stepped up to fill the gap. Located in the wiregrass corner of Alabama, it’s current director is Dave Rice, a 76-year-old disabled veteran. They run the shelter that takes in over a thousand dogs a year completely on donations and sends all their dogs out through rescue.

Read about our visit with SHARK here.

donate through paypal

mailing address: P.O. Box 126, Abbeville, Alabama 36310



Cheathum and Nashville-51Cheatham County Animal Control

Cheatum County Animal Control is one miraculous places doing impossible things with an impossibly small budget in a rural county in Tennessee. The leadership of their current director Kristin is inspiring and is a model for other shelters in impoverished rural counties. They need all the support they can get!
Read about Cheatham here.

Facebook page
Amazon wishlist

_DSC5559.JPGKarin’ 4 Kritters

Karin’ 4 Kritters is a private non-profit shelter started by Tabi, the records clerk for the city of Greenfield, Tennessee who couldn’t bear to see the dogs in the city pound perish when they were not claimed by their owners. Instead of allowing law enforcement to kill the dogs, she began taking them home. This effort grew into a shelter that runs completely out of her pocket and on donations. Amber and her family take care of the daily work at the shelter donating all of their time to do the humongous task of caring for as many as 100 animals. K4K saves hundreds of dogs in Greenfield every year. You can follow them on Facebook too.

Read about my visit to Greenfield city pound and Karin’ 4 Kritters here.

K4K has an Amazon Wishlist, but they always need:
treats and toys
flea/tick preventative
bleach and paper towels
puppy pads

You can mail donations of any kind to: Karin’ 4 Kritters Rescue, 411 Hillsboro St, Greenfield, TN 38230

Facebook page

65178587_396723011190080_2255540584171175936_nRed Fern Animal Shelter

Red Fern is a private non-profit animal shelter started by two sisters to do the work their county wasn’t doing — saving animals abandoned, neglected, and/or unwanted in Weakley County, TN. Now, in their sixties, Anne and Kim care for as many as 70 dogs and over 140 cats on their property. They are funded by donations and their own social security.

You can read about our visit to Red Fern (and Huntingdon Dog pound) here.

They can use ‘pretty much anything’ and I’ve been bugging them to create an Amazon wishlist, but you can send donations to:
Red Fern Animal Shelter

​1487 Miles Rd.
Dresden, TN. 38225

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20190331_182534260_iOSTappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter

Tappahannock/Essex County Animal Shelter (TECAS) is a small, county-owned facility which opened in 2008. They are a ‘kill shelter’ but do their very best (which presently is best described as ‘no-kill’ thanks to the leadership of one remarkable woman) to minimize the need to euthanize animals unnecessarily.

​There are pictures and more information from my visit to TECAS in this post.

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Amazon Wishlist

Donations to TECAS can be sent to:
c/o Ellen Shifflett
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560

55912419_2292726407675559_1004004495849422848_n.jpgLenoir County SPCA

Lenior is a small shelter in one of the poorest towns in North Carolina that is holding its own thanks to the heroic efforts of staff and their volunteer rescue coordinator, Helen. They are proving that it can be done, but as Helen will tell you herself, not without rescue.

Capstar (for treating fleas)
Flea/tick preventative (like Advantix)
powder milk replacer for kittens
Dewormers (Bayer Quad dewormers for all sizes)
collars (martingale style for medium size dogs, 40-45 pounds)
toys (for tough chewers especially, nothing stuffed)

Send donations to:

Lenoir County SPCA
2455 Rouse Road Exd
Kinston, NC 28504

More about Lenoir:

Click here to read my post and see more pictures about Lenoir
Lenoir County SPCA website
Lenoir County SPCA Facebook

shelter friend dogA Shelter Friend

A Shelter Friend saves dogs from Bladen County Animal Shelter and moves them out through rescues, many times pulling the dogs (and cats) out on the day before their time is up.

Chewproof Dog Houses (the dogs live outside)
Airline crates for transporting dogs out to rescues (35-50lb size)
tough chewer toys
canned cat food
Or see their Amazon Wish List​

Send donations to:

Silvia Kim/A Shelter Friend
8100 Twisted Hickory Road
Bladenboro, NC 28320

IMG_0641Anson County Animal Shelter

wet cat & kitten food
Aluminum Karunda Beds (especially in larger sizes)
Plastic Karunda Beds (small sizes for cats)
Treats (especially Greenies for teeth)
OR check their Amazon Wishlist

Send donations to:

Anson County Animal Shelter
7257 Old US Highway 74
Polkton, NC 28135

More Information:

allenOconee Humane Society

Flea & Tick preventative (Advantix)
Bayer Quad dewormer (especially larger)
Harnesses (med size and larger)
Aluminum Karunda beds

Amazon Wish List

Send donations to:

Oconee Humane Society
1925 Sandifer Blvd
​Seneca, SC 29678

55524757_2294303274184539_4294919789366738944_oHumane Society of Greenwood

puppy and kitten food
​soft treats

Send donations to:

Greenwood Humane Society
2820 Airport Road
​Greenwood, SC 29649

56542013_2295683834046483_7207092926713692160_nAnderson County PAWS

Airline crates
Canned food
​Amazon Wishlist

Send donations to:

Anderson County PAWS
1320 Hwy. 29 South
​Anderson, SC 29626
​phone: 864-260-4151

Maury-153Rural Animal Rescue Effort (RARE)

RARE was founded and is currently run by a remarkable woman who not only handles the adoptions and houses many of the animals at her home, but travels all over western Tennessee saving animals who are weeks, if not days, away from dying from neglect in dog pounds. She truly is a life-saving hero for many, many dogs.

Read about my heartbreaking visit with Trisha to one of the dog pounds of western Tennessee.

65269969_394649744730740_4030556331730534400_n.jpgMaury County Animal Shelter

Slip leashes
Trash bags
Pedigree canned food
Large Kong toys
​Medium and Large animal crates
At this time, monetary donations are not a good option as they will simply be absorbed into the county budget – but the above items will help the shelter.

Send donations to:

Maury County Animal Shelter
1233 Mapleleash Ave
Columbia, TN 38401

IMG_1190.JPGScott County Animal Shelter/Scott County Humane Society

Scott County Shelter budget only includes food, nothing else. Everything else, including medical treatment, dewormers, and flea/tick treatment must be purchased by volunteers or donated. The budget also does not pay for an employee to come in on the weekends, so once again, the remarkable volunteers of the Scott County Humane Society volunteer their time to clean kennels and care and feed the dogs.
My post on our visit to Scott County.

canned dog food
Bayer Quad dewormer (all sizes)
Flea/tick preventatives
Treats & Toys

Send donations to:

specific items:
SCHS c/o Billy Denton
1301 Ambleside Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
phone: 423-742-0193

Monetary donations:
through the SCHS website or mail to:
Scott County Humane Society
P. O. Box 1535
Gate City, VA 24251

55882254_2293644370917096_7166500593798742016_nNewberry County Animal Shelter:​

Newberry County is a large county run facility in South Carolinawith 48 kennels that are almost always full. While they do as much as they can to prevent it, they do find it necessary to kill dogs who remain at the facility too long to make space for new dogs coming in.

My post inspired by the visit to Newberry County

Dry puppy food
Cleaning Supplies
Karunda Beds
Cat carriers

Amazon Wishlist

Mailing Address:
240 Public Works Drive
Newberry, SC 29108
Attention: Leslie Jenkins

55927912_2294319947516205_2930948818809651200_n.jpgAbbeville County Shelter

Abbeville is a brand new shelter that replaced the wretched Abbeville City Shelter (an ancient cement block building without proper heat or air conditioning or public access). As they get up and running, they are in need of EVERYTHING.

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