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LOCATION: 231 Mt. Moriah Rd., Winton, NC 27986 
PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

PHONE: (252) 642-7297


Adoptable Dogs
Adoptable Cats



PAWS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dog and cat rescue.
Bringing hearts together to provide animal welfare and security.
Vision: PAWS's vision is a community where responsible actions result in fewer homeless dogs and cats. 

PAWS Officers and Board Members - all volunteers:

JoAnn Jones
Director of Feline Programs and Adoptions 
Interim Director of Community Dog and Cat Spay/Neuter Programs (Interim)

Ashton Weller
Director of Canine Programs

Kathleen Howard
Director of Dog Adoptions

Kelsey Fadness
Secretary (Interim)
Treasurer (Interim)
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Fundraising

Clock for Hours Tracker PAWS Volunteer Hours Tracker

PAWS Adoption Events:

Carol Lang  In Memory of Carol Lang
On April 18th, we had to say goodbye to one of our long-time volunteers and dear friend, Carol Lang. As a charter member of PAWS, helping found the rescue in 2006, she had a heart of gold, always thinking of others first and a dedication for helping animals. In 2009, she created our Community Spay/Neuter Program and would continue to serve on our Board as the Director of the program until her passing. Through the program, and her attendance at all of our community events, she helped thousands of families and their animals. She was particularly fond of cats, but loved all animals. She also pet sat for others in the community for several years.

Carol will be remembered by all as gentle, kind, and loving, and someone who was always positive. She will be greatly missed by all of us at PAWS. We send our deepest condolences to all those that knew Carol, her family and friends.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Carol, you can donate online here, or mail a check that is made out to PAWS of Hertford County to PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.

Planet PAWS

PAWS would like to thank our 2018 Sponsors / Friends of PAWS
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue


Culpepper Law Office
Daisy and Sully Howard
Mosquito Authority

Gates County Animal Clinic
Johnson McLean
Jones Law Office
Tractor Supply

Ahoskie Eye Care
Edwards Eye Care
Jones & Carter

McLean Law Office
Producers Gin of Murfreesboro

For more information, please email

Ginger with text on Kuranda


S Barn Buddies have their own flyer. 

Highlighted Cats
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Kristen joined PAWS in December 2020. She takes her time to trust new people, but she has made a few friends since being in our care with the volunteers that she sees on a regular basis. She enjoys hanging out with her feline friends in the playroom, but is a little unsure of the new people as they reach out to pet her. Kristen would prefer a home without young kids or too many loud noises. If you are willing to give Kristen a little time to warm up to you and her new surroundings, she will more about Kristen
  Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty is an older girl that has a bit of a spicy attitude. She enjoys head scratches and gentle pets, but asks that you respect her space when she has had enough. Her spicy attitude really shows when she plays with wand toys - she loves a good game of chase! With her fluffy white coat and bright eyes, she is a gorgeous girl who seems content to just relax in her bed and watch out the window. At almost 13 years old, we know that there's a patient home that can appreciate Miss Kitty more about Miss Kitty



ADOPT! A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Watch a cat's take on the cell phone click here

Be the person who makes a difference to a dog who loves life and his/her toys - watch this cute video by clicking here.

New Videos and Photos! Meet our one-of-a-kind dogs and cats virtually by going to their pages. 

  • Rescued Robin is in the news again! Watch this great TV news show about PAWS rescue "Robin" Rogers - a Pit Bull who was once lived at a bar and is now a Canine Good Citizen!Click here

How You Can Help

  • Join PAWS as either an Active Member, Student Member, or Friends of PAWS.  Please contact us or attend the next PAWS meeting and fill out a membership form.
  • Volunteer at the shelter.  Shelter volunteers are needed for assistance with cleaning and caring for dogs and cats. Volunteers are also needed just to socialize and play with the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.  Please call the PAWS number or email us for more information.
  • Volunteer to foster dogs, puppies, cats, or kittens in your home.  Foster homes are sometimes needed for animals with special situations or needs.  Please call the PAWS number or email us to set up a meeting to apply as a foster home.
  • Donate food, cat litter and other items. Please click on "Donation Info" on the sidebar to see our wish list.
  • Monetary donations can be made online by clicking on the PayPal icon below, given to any PAWS member, mailed to our address, or left in the numerous donation containers in businesses around Hertford County. 




 Noi Allen

PAWS Kitty Noi adopted summer 2011.




    pedigree foundationPedigree


PAWS wishes to thank the PEDIGREE Foundation for their support of PAWS dog adoptions. Assist the Foundation and their grant recipients by feeding your dogs PEDIGREE's quality dog food. A part of your purchase price goes to The Foundation. Read more about how you can help through PEDIGREE by clicking here.

 Donate a Bed To help make our dogs much more comfortable in their shelter kennels, please click on the "Kuranda Beds" icon above.  These well-made beds get the dogs up off the cement floor, making them much more comfortable when they sleep.  By clicking on the icon, you can make an online donation of a Kuranda bed. 

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PAWS is a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization. All donations to PAWS are tax deductable. 


If you believe that the work we do is important, we invite you to join in and help us make Hertford County a better place for all of God's creatures. 

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" . . . .Gandhi