Moore Humane Society is a private, nonprofit rescue organization incorporated in 1966. We are the founders of animal
welfare in the Sandhills and we operate the only privately funded, state licensed "no-kill" animal shelter in Moore County.
We are not part of Moore County Government or animal control. We receive no government support of any kind or funding
from any organization. Private donations are our only source of income and our ability to rescue homeless animals in need
depends entirely on the compassion and generosity of our members. Your support will help us save the lives of and find
homes for Moore animals!
Mission & Policy statement
Our mission is to ensure that all animals are treated with compassion and respect, and to end euthanasia as a means of
controlling pet overpopulation in our community.
We Provide the Following Services:
- Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Adopt homeless animals.
- Humane Education to local schools, day care facilities and other organizations.
- Helping to manage feral cat populations through the Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) Program.
- Lost & Found assistance
- Low cost Spay/Neuter
Board of Directors:
Veronese Atkins, Honorary Member
- The Moore Humane Society is a long-term care facility that practices “no-kill philosophies.”
- Our primary goal is to rescue and find appropriate placements for homeless animals..
- Adoptable & treatable animals that demonstrate no signs of aggression, will remain at our facility until the right
home is found for them.
- We accept strays into our facility and encourage the public to bring strays to us to be evaluated for adoptability.
However, because of current local ordinances, we must notify Moore County Animal Control when accepting strays
into our facility.
- Please understand that we do not receive money from any governmental or other agency. We survive solely on
private donations and our financial capacity is limited.
- For the welfare of our resident animals, we cannot exceed our capacity.
- We cannot accept vicious, feral, or animals that have been known to bite into our facility.
- We believe in educating our community about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.
We also practice progressive spay/ neuter & adoption programs.
- Adoption applications are not necessarily approved on a first come, first served basis. Our goal is to find the right
family for the right animal, and the right animal for the right family. Therefore, we reserve the right to approve
applications that appear to be the best fit for both the adopter and the adoptee.
- All animals four months or older (females are spayed at 8 weeks) must be neutered and vaccinated for rabies
before being released into the custody of the adopter. No exceptions.
- We reserve the right to deny an applicant whom we feel has falsified their application, or who is not able to properly
care for an animal, based on our standards. We understand that our standards may not be in agreement with
- We are not at liberty to “hold” certain animals for individuals, as we must make room as soon as possible for
animals in need.
- We will not knowingly place an animal that is unhealthy or aggressive into someone’s home.