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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To maintain a professional, caring and team-oriented operation that is dedicated to providing quality customer service and preventing/eliminating the abuse and suffering of animals.

Programs: Providing shelter for stray animals - approximately 17,000 animals served.

promoting the adoption of animals - approximately 9,000 animals served.

providing treatment to homeless animals - approximately 3,080 animals served.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Ghastly news about how this organization operated both the Guilford and Davison County shelters. Abuse of animals and volunteers, mismanagement of funds - if it were possible to give a negative rating, I would!

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

You have a MAJOR problem with GCAS. They have a special needs dog, Cali, that is trying to be adopted by a more than qualified person. GCAS is fighting everyone involved tooth and nail and is refusing to even show the dog to anyone. Several certified rescue organizations have gotten involved and GCAS is refusing to respond to anyone. If it is their purpose to find good qualified homes for their animals then they are failing miserably.

3 blworrilow

Donor

Rating: 5


This charity operates the public animal shelter in Guilford County, NC, known as the Guilford County Animal Shelter (GCAS). Most public shelters, especially in North Carolina, simply take in strays and surrendered animals, make a small attempt at adopting them out, hold for the required 72 hours if found as a stray, and then euthanize them. GCAS, under the direction of Marsha Williams, not only works to find foster homes when it is full, but holds adoptions daily on site, and off site many weekends and special days. It has a trauma building, and saves many animals brought in that are victims of horrendous abuse. A special fund, Susie's Fund, is used for some of the extra expenses involved with saving the lives of many animals that would ordinarily be euthanized as too sick/hurt to help. It has a huge rescue vehicle and is one of the top ten shelters in the country when assisting the Humane Society of the United States on missions to rescue animals from puppy mills or hoarding situations. It has a large paid staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. I highly recommend a visit to its website and viewing many of the videos it produces about the shelter and the animals it has saved and found homes for. It may not have an "impact statement," but the work of United Animal Coalition through the Guilford County Animal Shelter is felt throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond. An unusual testament to a public shelter in any state, but I believe unique to North Carolina.