The Haven-Friends for Life is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization located on 150 acres of farmland off of Highway 211 between Raeford and Aberdeen, near Carolina Horse Park. The Haven is currently providing shelter to approximately 1,000 abandoned pets. Our mission here at The Haven-Friends for Life is to end the needless euthanasia of adoptable companion animals; to educate the public about animal care issues and responsibilities; and to create a Companion Animal Center which has a significant impact on the homeless companion animal population in eastern North Carolina, and is ultimately beneficial to all the citizens and residents of this State. Established in 1996 to help solve the problem of abandoned animals, we feel that The Haven-Friends for Life has become the most successful no-kill animal shelter in North Carolina. In 2007, we found loving homes for almost 1800 abandoned pets and provided spay/neuter services for approximately 3600 companion animals. Our cooperative agreements with animal control and humane organizations across the state has reduced the euthanasia rates in some counties by as much as 50%, saving taxpayers money and saving the lives of thousands of animals. We also receive animals being surrendered by their owners and, in 2007, approximately 90% of our owner-surrendered animals were surrendered by military personnel because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many we find abandoned at our gates, some tied to the trees or fence posts. We received over 500 abandoned animals this way in 2006. Since our inception in 1996, The Haven-Friends for Life has performed over 22,000 spay/neuter surgeries and accomplished over 25,000 adoptions. Each year, The Haven-Friends for Life serves at least 3,000 homeless animals.
We have lots of dogs and cats to take care of everyday, so please call ahead for an appointment so we know you're coming! 910-977-5752
Raeford NC 28376 | 5.2 miles away
The objective of the Animal Shelter is to facilitate the placement of stray and unwanted animals into desirable homes and to establish and maintain associated policies and procedures which promote the health, care and handling, and prevent pet over population.