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About the Outer Banks SPCA

Who we are and what we do….

The Outer Banks SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, which staffs and manages the Dare County Animal Shelter. Since 1978 the Dare County Animal Shelter has been serving the Outer Banks community to offer help to animals in need. The shelter is concerned with the welfare of all animals, domestic, feral, or wild. As the only animal shelter in Dare County, the Outer Banks SPCA is a community resource for pets and people that help abandoned and homeless animals across our County.

Our animal shelter offers a wide variety of services to promote the human-animal bond. These services include pet adoption and re-homing, low-cost spay and neuter assistance, vaccine clinics, supporting local wildlife rescue, human law enforcement Animal Control services for lost and stray pets, community outreach, volunteer opportunities, and so much more.

Educating the public about responsible pet ownership and proper care is an important part of the OBX SPCA’s service mission, as well. The animal shelter promotes the responsible placement of adopted animals and provides a loving environment and temporary housing for unwanted, unadopted, sick or injured animals.  The OBX SPCA is proud to give homeless pets the care, comfort, love, and the second change at a new life they deserve!

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Our Mission Statement

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

OBXSPCA Vision Statement

Our Vision Statement

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

Meet our Amazing Team!

ADMINISTRATION

Chrissea Rothrock

Chrissea Rothrock

Director of Shelter Operations

Shevawn Zappulla

Bookkeeper

Candice VanBrunt

Candice VanBrunt

Office Manager

Heather demarest

Heather demarest

Administrative Assistant

ANIMAL CARE MANAGERS

Trisha Forsythe

Trisha Forsythe

Kennel Manager & Events Coordinator

Ashley Ortegon

Ashley Ortegon

Cat Care Manager

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

Ashley Oyerly

Ashley Oyerly

Lead Animal Control Officer

Chris Allen

Chris Allen

Animal Control Officer

Evan Flewell

Evan Flewell

Animal Control Officer & Animal Care Technician

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIANS

Kellie GaRNes

Kellie GaRNes

Animal Care Technician

Kaia Rothrock

Kaia Rothrock

Animal Care Technician

Leann Saunders

Leann Saunders

Animal Care Technician

Remington Schiafo

Remington Schiafo

Animal Care Technician, Canine

 Outer banks spca board of directors

The Outer Banks SPCA is governed by a Board consisting of the following dedicated members. For questions or inquiries directed to the Board of Directors, please email Board@obxspca.org

       Mark Strausbaugh, President

       Janie Walters, Vice Presdient

       Laurie Amatucci, Secretary

       Laura Twichell, Treasurer

       Amy Seyler, Member

       Bobbie Stager, Member

       Tracey Swain, Member

 

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