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Do you have an interest in working with animals? Email or call 704-920-3288 to learn more about employment and volunteer opportunities with our shelter.
The safety and wellbeing of animals in Cabarrus is not a job one agency can do alone. Community commitment has improved adoption rates, and generosity from local partners and veterinarians is crucial to efficiency and effectiveness.
Some ways you can help our local animals:
Food and incidental donations
The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter accepts various donations including, wet and dry pet food, clumping cat litter, blankets, towels, treats and toys. We are always in need of:
Bedding / Towels
Cat Litter / Litter Pans
Dish / Laundry Detergent
Hot Dogs
Pate Style Canned Cat Food (only type of food kittens can eat)
Canned Dog Food (pate is preferred over chunked)
Dry Cat and Dog Food (adult, kitten, puppy)
Eye Wash / Generic Sterile Saline Solution (to clean cat / kitten eyes)
Tough Kong-Style Toys (puppies / dogs)
Plastic Washable Toys (kittens / cats)
Kuranda Beds
Help our shelter pets sleep and relax in style! Kuranda beds are cozy cot style beds that give our animals that extra ounce of comfort. These are the best beds for the shelter environment as they are chew proof, easy to sanitize and provide orthopedic comfort. No more sleeping on the floor. Consider donating a bed for our shelter animals. All the animals will get to use the beds, strays and adoption animals.
Financial donations for non-essential medical expenses
Cabarrus County operates a special fund to take donations for non-essential medical expenses for animals housed in the shelter. The County works with local veterinarians to negotiate services at a reduced rate. Financial donations can be brought to the shelter in person or made over the phone with Mastercard or Visa cards. Call 704-920-3291 to make a donation to help our shelter critters!
Amazon Wishlist
Items listed express the need, but do not need to be exact, similar items are also welcome. Items purchased from our wishlist will be shipped directly to the shelter.
Volunteering at the shelter
Cabarrus County is accepting volunteers to help at the animal shelter facility. Volunteer activities include walking the dogs, supervising the play yard, playing with the adoption cats, assisting our rescue coordinator with photos, cleaning in various areas as needed and laundry. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering by sending an email with your name, contact information and animal experience. Let us know what areas interest you and what days/hours you are available.
For information on these and other opportunities you'd like the County to consider, call 704-920-3288 or email
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