Every day there are animals in our community and beyond who need our help and whose lives can be changed for the better if someone would take the time to help take action.  It is up to each and every one of us to be the voice for animals who cannot speak up against abuse, neglect, abandonment or basic needs not being met.  Whether you are concerned about the living conditions of the pet next door or puppy mills in another state, you can make a difference! Call the authorities, write a letter, send an email, attend town meetings, start or sign petitions! Here are some resources we hope will be helpful.


To make an anonymous report about abuse or neglect, contact us via email or call us at 910 947-2631.

The county ordinance outlines the rules and regulations relating to animals under which Moore County Animal Services is responsible for enforcing.

How to speak up for animals:

  • Attend Moore County Board of Commissioners and Animal Advisory Board meetings. Learn about the issues facing animals and animal welfare advocates in our community; speak up at public comment time if you desire, or simply show support with your presence.
  • Call or Email the Commissioners
  • Write a letter to the Commissioners. Address letters to Clerk to the Board of Commissioners. P.O. Box 905, Carthage, NC 28387
  • Sign petitions, local, national or international that aim to help the suffering of animals.

State and Federal

Find out who are representatives and legislators are, and their contact information. Let them know about the issues you care about.

Consult the North Carolina General Assembly’s Citizen Guide for more useful information and links.

Be informed about the dangers of chaining and tethering and what you can do to help.

For more help and resources, use this Advocate Toolkit developed by the Humane Society of United States.

I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.

Lily Tomlin