The Columbus Humane Society Is:
• A group of volunteers dedicated to providing a safe, loving,
and permanent home for all companion animals. We believe that a
world which shows empathy toward animals will show more compassion
and tolerance toward each other.
• A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded through tax-deductible
donations, by people like you. We do not operate a sheltering facility.
Instead, we recruit foster “parents” who take dogs and
cats, puppies and kittens into their private homes until permanent,
forever homes are found.
That all companion animals are provided
a safe, loving and permanent home.
Advocacy…speak up for vulnerable
animals to prevent cruelty.
Population Control…it is urgent
that we reduce the numbers of unwanted pets through spay and neuter.
Every spay and every neuter prevents MANY births.
Educate…the children and adults
of our community about the responsibilities of pet ownership. These
responsibilities are non-negotiable.
Adoption…and providing additional
opportunities for adoption beyond our geographical area through
the CHS website, Petsmart, Petfinder and Pawprints Magazine.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ANIMALS (It’s
easier than you think!)
foster family and give a homeless animal a second chance at life.
your time for a few hours each month at adoption events or fund-raisers
Make a tax-deductible
pet to give a loving animal a permanent home.
companion animals spayed and/or neutered.
for foster animals, like toys, scratching posts, pet beds and bowls,
leashes, towels and blankets.
Kindness toward animals helps build a better world for
all of us.
Come Visit Us!
Since we do not have our own sheltering facility, we work out of
volunteer foster homes in a multi-county area including Columbus,
Bladen, Robeson and New Hanover Counties. Foster parents readily
open their homes to these animals for the care and attention they
need. They will also welcome YOU into their home to meet the pet
who interests you, so you may observe the pet in a familiar environment.
Also, our dedicated volunteers visit Petsmart in Wilmington, NC
almost every Saturday to offer some of our pets for adoption. Please
stop by to see if we have the companion you desire. Petsmart is
located on Market Street and New Centre Drive in the Target Shopping
If you are interested in our low cost spay/neuter program to spay
or neuter a pet you already own, please contact us immediately by
910-640-3700 or email.
We would love to help!
Until everyone understands the importance of taking responsibility
for each and every pet they own, there will forever be a waiting
list of animals needing help. It is a simple fact that in our area
of southeastern North Carolina, most strays which are not rescued
are euthanized. Columbus Humane Society knows we must educate adults
and children alike to take this responsibility seriously.
We are happy to speak or work with groups where this message may
be told and we invite you to help us in any area where your skills
Please visit our extensive resource library
for interesting reading material.