The mission of Down East Animal Refuge (DEAR) is to improve the conditions and health of animals by rescuing strays and feral animals, promoting humane treatment and responsibile pet ownership methodically throiugh education, the law, and fostering compassion for all animals.
Down East Animal Refuge was incorperated in the state of North Carolina in November 2003 and is referred to as DEAR. The purpose of DEAR is to create a compassionate community where there are no more stray, abandoned, and neglected animals - where euthanasia is not always necessary. DEAR will provide veterinary services in a region of North Carolina at affordable rates. DEAR is also registered with the IRS as a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization. Tax ID provided upon request.
DEAR meetings take place on every second Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at the Scotland Neck Memorial Library, Scotland Neck, NC. Public is invited to attend and participate.
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DEAR In Honor and Memory Page
Down East Animal Refuge would like to present a way to honor or memorialize your pet permanently. We launched this special page in 2009 with our first Thanksgiving Pet Luminaria and Stew fundraiser. We will post In Honor and In Memorial for pets for each 2013 donation received. DEAR will gladly accept digital images of the pets who their owners want to post here.
DEAR Community Calendar
- UPDATE- Sorry for the last minute notice on this one. We have had to cancel the Fish Fry fundraiser that was originally scheduled for November 14th. This was due to scheduling conflicts. We will continue to plan on having our first fish fry of 2014 in April. Meanwhile, keep the shelter and the animals in your thoughts during this busy holiday season. All the best to you and your family.
DEAR Contact Information
Post Office Drawer 365
Scotland Neck North Carolina USA 27874
Office Voice Mail - (252) 813-1649
Rehoming Info - (252) 813-1649
General Information: (252) 813-1649
DEAR always accepts donations, ticket sales, and advance food sales payments through PayPal.
Down East Animal Refuge
Anyone interested in rehoming our dogs must have a fenced in yard or a kennel. Contact DEAR at (252) 813-1649 or by DEAR Email for more information. Full re-homing information on all 40 dogs at the DEAR facility can be found on both this website. And, if you see a dog you are interested in, you can also download a rehoming application here.
Visit our Facebook page to see additional animal facility dog photos
Toby Finds His True Home
We adopted Toby, the cutie on the left in the picture, in May '09.
We already had 2 dogs & he would be our 3rd. Little did we know we
would lose our precious lab several days later. Toby was sent to us for a reason. He helped all of us through that difficult time, including Logan- pictured on the right. Toby immediately became Logan's best friend. They love each other more than I've ever seen two dogs love one another. They play very hard every day & do their share of cuddling at night. Toby has brought us nothing but joy & entertainment & we couldn't imagine being without him. Thank you DEAR for Toby!
Jamie & Dave Ferris of Virginia Beach
|Scotland Neck, NC
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