ets|Paw prints - Green|2.0$--> About the Moore Humane Society
About Us
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:

Corinne Kern – President/Treasurer
Rebecca Vassallo, M.D.  - Secretary
Rich Rushforth – Director
Lynn Stickel – Provisional Director


Shelter policies:

  • 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 others.
  • 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.
Moore County's Only Privately Funded, State Licensed "No-Kill"
Rescue Organization!