Our Mission Statement:

A community resource dedicated to rescue, adoption, assistance, and education.


Our Vision Statement:

We will promote innovative animal welfare, cultivate a responsible and humane community, and find all adoptable animals homes.

Who we are and what we do....

The Outer Banks SPCA is an open-admission animal shelter dedicated to caring for all the lost and homeless animals of Dare County. As such, we take in approximately 2,000 dogs and cats each year. We never turn away a Dare County fur resident, whether they be sick, injured, aggressive or behavior challenged. We receive owner give ups, lost, stolen or stray, but we never turn away. 

We believe it is not the animals fault for being at the shelter. We want every healthy, treatable and manageable animal to get a second chance at love. We are dedicated and determined to saving every life we can through responsible animal care practices. We strive to maintain good health and a sound temperament in all our animals.  We practice humane education and employ proactive adoption programs to decrease our animals length of stay and optimize space. 

The Outer Banks SPCA’s goal is to save the lives of all healthy, treatable and manageable dogs and cats in our community. Our organization offers multiple levels of spay and neuter assistance to our community.  We strive to educate, not to eliminate, all of our potential adopters and implement progressive animal adoption programs in our ongoing effort to save more lives.  

 Outer Banks SPCA Board of Directors

The Outer Banks SPCA is governed by a Board consisting of the following dedicated members.


        Mark Strausbaugh, President

       Bobbie Stager, Vice-President

        Laurie Amatucci, Treasurer

        Laura Twichell, Secretary

        Amy Seyler, Member

       Janie Walters, Member

        Tracey Swain, Member

Board Recruitment

To learn more about what it means to be a member of the Outer Banks SPCA and to find out more information about joining, please click here!

Shelter Information



PO Box 2477

Manteo, NC 27954


1031 Driftwood Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:  252-475-5620


Adoption Hours


Monday thru Friday  11am to 5pm

Saturdays 11am to 2pm

*March - September we are open until 7pm on Wednesdays


Office hours start at 8:30 am Monday thru Friday

*Owner Surrenders are by appointment only

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