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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) non-profit, volunteer-run dog and cat rescue.

Our Mission
Bringing hearts together to provide animal welfare and security.

Our Vision

A community where responsible actions result in fewer homeless dogs and cats. 

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PAWS Officers and Board Members - all volunteers:

JoAnn Jones
Director of Feline Programs and Adoptions
Director of Community Dog and Cat Spay/Neuter Program

Jennifer Cates
Director of Canine Program and Adoptions
Kelsey Fadness
Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Fundraising
Secretary (Interim)
Treasurer (Interim)


Thank you to our 2023 Annual Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor 

PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Hoist & Crane LLC

Silver Sponsor

PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Jones Law Office

Bronze Sponsors

PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Mac Davis Healing Hearts Fund       PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Culpepper Law Office       PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Coburn Forest Products   

In-Kind Sponsors

   PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - PetSmart       PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Walmart       PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Tractor Supply   
   PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Johnson McLean & Co       PAWS 2023 Annual Sponsor Logo - Chowan University   

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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.


Ginger with text on Kuranda

S Barn Buddies have their own flyer. 

Highlighted Animals
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  Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is a good natured, happy girl who loves to hang out with friends. She is a large girl and despite her size, she prefers to be a lap dog. She loves to play in our back yard and she would love to have a fenced yard or someone to take her for walks in her new home. She is a strong girl, who pulls some but does much better when we use her harness. She has mastered the art of the zoomies and she loves a good pool day. She has done well with other dogs so if you have another doggy in the more about Mardi Gras



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




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