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From routine services like spaying/neutering to reconstructive surgery, the Outer Banks SPCA is committed to providing quality care for all of our residents. Every year we face new challenges and as an Open Admission shelter we never quite know what those challenges will be. You donation will help these animals thrive!

Animal Medical Fund

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Our dedication to compassionate animal welfare and progressive animal services does come at cost. Here at the Outer Banks SPCA we are dedicated to providing quality care to the animals in our care.  The Outer Banks SPCA happily accepts monetary and in-kind donations. All donations go directly to the care of homeless and neglected animals and our programs such as spay/neuter, feeding and  pet enrichment, etc.

We accept personal, cashier, and business checks, along with money orders and credit cards. You can mail or deliver donations to the shelter or do it NOW online.

Giving Levels - your gift means everything to our shelter
Shelter Improvement Fund
Rehabilitated in 1988, the Dare County Animal Shelter was formally a garage. Gifts to this fund provide for continued up-keep of our current facility, and will support the construction and outfitting of our new building, projected to be completed in 2021! This progressive facility will set a new standard for animal care on the Outer Banks.
Animal Medical Fund
Gifts support medical care for seriously sick and injured animals during their stay at the Dare County Animal Shelter. Each year we assist animals suffering from fractures, infectious diseases, heartworms and life-threatening conditions.
 Spay/Neuter Fund
Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. shelters due to overpopulation and lack of resources and adopters. In response to the crisis, the SPCA, in collaboration with local veterinarians, provides subsidized spay/neuter for cats and dogs in their care.
 Sponsorship fund
The Outer Banks SPCA constantly seeks "furever homes" for the 50-100 cats and dogs in the shelter at any given time. Funds are put towards the adoption fee of any specific animal to ensure a successful adoption into a new family.

The Outer Banks SPCA, the proud operators of the Dare County Animal Shelter serving the Outer Banks region of North Carolina.The Outer Banks S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation which staffs and manages the Dare County Animal Shelter. The Outer Banks S.P.C.A. provides a loving environment and temporary housing for lost, stray, or unwanted domestic animals in Dare County. 


Not only are we an animal shelter, we also provide humane education, animal adoption as well as humane law enforcement services to Dare County.


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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