Mission: Mission: promote sound and responsible animal practices, maximize available resources to ensure all adoptable shelter animals find permanent homes, end the cycle of pet overpopulation, and enhance the quality of life for harnett county residents.
Programs: Animeals program: provide pet food for county residents in need to enable pets to stay in their current homes. Program is income/needs based.
santa - spay and neuter transport & assistance - to reduce the number of homeless companion animals and provide a service to our community, the santa program provides funding for spay/neuter surgeries as well as transport services to area clinics.
shelter support - hawc provides and/or encourages the donation of comfort items and supplies such as vaccines, photography equipment, kuranda beds and repairs, to animals sheltered at the local animal shelter. Providing comfort items helps reduce shelter anxiety, increasing their chaces of adoption.
pet of the week - hawc promotes an adoptable companion animal selected by the staff at the local county animal shelter. The cost of the spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines are fully sponsored through a sponsorship program where local businesses and residents can provide sponsorships in exchange for advertising and recognition of their respective businesses.
soar (students of animal responsibility): pet responsibility course taught to county 4th graders by hawc instructors consisting of 6 sessions that align with state standards and harnett county's character education program. As part of the soar program, we discuss kindness, respect and responsibility with regard to owning a pet, pet health and safety, caring for pets' needs and want, safety around dogs and cats, and the importance of spaying and neutering pet.