About 2022 A Season For Thanksgiving


Welcome to the Pender County Humane Society's 2022 A SEASON FOR THANKSGIVING campaign. We are a NO-KILL shelter located in Burgaw, North Carolina, dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and unwanted animals by providing shelter and medical care while finding loving and responsible permanent homes. We work to prevent cruelty and overpopulation among dogs and cats and to help assist and educate the public about responsible pet care. We rescue animals from Pender and surrounding counties.  We are not funded by any Federal, State, or Local entities and rely primarily on donations to operate the Shelter. The past several years have been very difficult for fundraising due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-person events over a long time period, and the Shelter needs donations to continue operation.  We are offering you the opportunity to donate a lump sum payment, or to donate on a monthly basis, all through our DONATE button, or start your own Fundraising effort (Peer-To-Peer)!

YOU can help us finish 2022 on a positive note for our Shelter animals in need of a safe, healthy, and loving environment and kick off 2023 as well!

So how do you help us TODAY in our mission? Two easy ways: You can donate directly (Lump Sum or Monthly payments), and/or You can create your own funding campaign with your family and friends. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DONATION is EITHER RECURRING (DEFAULT SETTING) or ONE TIME (you need to check that button on the TOP LEFT of the DONATION PAGE).

Don’t turn away, Give today!

Now for the BIG QUESTION: WHAT DOES MY DONATION DO FOR PCHS? It allows us to keep our doors open, take animals to and from the vet, and help animals scheduled to that may be euthanized at other shelters, pays for food and water, waste removal, utilities, and most importantly, our Vet bills, to keep all our animals healthy until they find there FUREVER HOMES! To see the current Shelter pets that you will influence with your donation, you can go to

Monthly Bills YOU will help to pay with your donation:

  • Veterinary Bills: $4,500/month
  • Food and Supplies: $1,200/month
  • Utilities: $1,000/month
  • Van Expenses: $1,000/month
  • Insurance: $900/month

Your donations are Tax Deductible, as Pender County Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. You can make a lump sum donation now, to take advantage of year-end tax planning. We will keep this campaign open until April 15, 2023, to maximize the tax advantage to donors! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DONATION is EITHER RECURRING (DEFAULT SETTING) or ONE TIME (you need to check that button on the TOP LEFT of the DONATION PAGE).

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Thank you for supporting our Furry Friends!

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Thanks to our Donors, we can share the following success stories for you to understand how you make a difference:

Our Favorite Success Story: This year saw the adoption and fostering of several of our long-term animals! First, there was Don, a sweet hound/beagle mix who spent his shelter days enjoying walks, soaking up love from staff and volunteers, and dressing up for the holidays. After multiple false starts, Don has happily settled in with his Furever family, and photo updates show that he is living his best life! Below is a photo of Don with his new Dad!

Of course, his new Mom wanted a picture with Don as well!

Another long-term resident who has ventured on is Bear, a pit mix with the sweetest soul who loved to cuddle (once you won him over!). After over a year at the shelter, Bear is also enjoying the comforts of being home with family, including having a fur-sibling and taking naps on the couch wrapped in a cozy blanket - some much-deserved rest and happiness! Bear is on the RIGHT in this photo.

Our Favorite LONG DISTANCE success story: One of our Board members had a conversation with a college friend who loves cats. Turns out, she was interested in TWO of our cats, Ben & Jerry. She traveled from New Hampshire to NC just to adopt them. When she got to the Shelter and talked with the Staff, she couldn’t resist one of our other shelter cats, Zen! She adopted ALL THREE, and they are now safe and warm in their New Hampshire FUREVER home!

This couple, Jamie and Hiza, adopted these 3 kittens, Tony, Jackie, and Ziva! They originally came for one cat and ended up with all 3! These cats were all litter mates, and the couple just couldn’t leave one behind.