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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

Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman

Executive Director

Email Bill: billc@obxspca.org

Karen Sawin

Karen Sawin

Volunteer and Events Coordinator

Candice VanBrunt

Candice VanBrunt

Office Manager

Email Candice: candice@obxspca.org

ANIMAL CARE MANAGERS

Leann Saunders

Leann Saunders

Kennel Manager

Kellie Bell

Kellie Bell

Cat Care Manager

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

Ashley Ortegon

Ashley Ortegon

Lead Animal Control Officer

Crystal Simpson

Crystal Simpson

Animal Control Officer

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIANS

Evan Flewell

Evan Flewell

Animal Care Technician, Medical

Remington Schiafo

Remington Schiafo

Animal Care Technician, Canine

Shannon Zottoli

Shannon Zottoli

Animal Care Technician, Canine

Kaitlyn Pentecost

Kaitlyn Pentecost

Animal Care Technician

Brianna Rice

Brianna Rice

Animal Care Technician

Ben Long

Ben Long

Animal Care Technician

Karin Fortunato

Karin Fortunato

Animal Care Technician

Kelsey Neilan

Kelsey Neilan

Animal Care Technician

Join the Board – Impact the future!

What does the Board do?

Our Board of Directors is a volunteer group of community leaders and individuals who share a deep concern for the welfare of animals.  They lend time, professional skills, expertise and talents in a variety of fields, and financial support to the organization.  The Board meets monthly and is responsible to set policy, procedure and guidelines to govern the successful operation of the Outer Banks SPCA / Dare County Animal Shelter and its employees.  The board assists the Executive Director in establishing plans, policies and strategies to achieve the mission and the vision of the organization.

(All Board Members must reside in Dare or Currituck County and be able to attend in person meetings once per month)

 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

       Laurie Amatucci, President

       Leslie Vegas, Vice-President

       Amy Seyler, Secretary

       Janie Walters, Treasurer

       Bobbie Stager

       Deb Johnson

       Christine McMaster

       

 

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