Meet Daisy. She was an unnamed puppy surrendered to the Harnett County (NC) Animal Shelter in early February. She was a mere 12 weeks old.


Daisy’s shelter picture.

Daisy was so smart, but so scared when she was rescued. Her new family instantly took to Daisy and brought her to the veterinarian. She had fleas and needed to be de-wormed and tested for parvo and other worms. The vet said shelter animals often have fleas, but Harnett County was certainly no exception.


Daisy at her first vet appointment.

While Daisy no longer needs a family — too many animals in Harnett County Shelter, every single week, do need homes. But if that’s not the right fit for you, you can still help these wonderful animals who don’t understand what is happening to them. Almost every day more and more animals are being surrendered to Harnett County Shelter, and it has limited kennels, space and resources to accommodate them.

Harnett County Shelter has been diligently working to make improvements on the facilities and with the animals for months. They receive limited funding and therefor limited numbers of flea and tick treatments for puppies and kittens. All of the animals need baths to help prevent the spread of fleas. Harnett County Shelter is in Lillington and is looking for volunteers to help in several areas — including bathing the animals to help relieve them of fleas.

The shelter is currently in need of food. But they also accept donations of blankets, newspapers, bleach, laundry soap and old towels and sheets, too. The Tortorella Foundation sponsored the purchase of new beds for the shelter. But they need more help!

The new shelter manager just asked for help finding someone to help with labor for building the dog’s play area they are making. They also need picnic tables, two dog poop cleaning stations, and some type of overhang/shade over the picnic tables in addition to turf and gravel for the new play area. If you think you can help support Harnett County, please contact them. They also need photographers (& animal handlers to help with the photography).
Below is contact information for the Harnett County Animal Shelter. Food donations can be dropped off at the physical address or mailed to the PO Box.
PO Box 940 (Mail)
1100 McKay Place (Phys)
Lillington, NC 27546
Call/Fax: [Phone] 910-814-2952 [Fax] 910-814-0438
Click here for the Harnett County Volunteer Form.
This grateful and hardworking staff at Harnett County created an Amazon wishlist, for those who would like to donate. There are items starting around $9 and includes things like cat and dog food, picnic tables, cat towers, cleaning supplies and quarantine cages. Click here to view the wishlist.
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