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. Your donation will help these animals thrive! Thank you so much for your desire to help us care for the hundreds of animals in need that come through our door every year. Because of the generous support from incredible donors like you, we can keep up with our mission to provide the best care for the homeless cats, dogs, and other small and wild animals in the OBX community.
Interested in Monthly Donations?
Please fill out this brief donation form to help save animals today!
Interested in Monthly Donations?
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
Donate by Phone
To pay by phone with your credit/debit card,
Please call 252-475-5620.
Donate by Check
To pay by check, please mail to: PO Box 2477, Manteo NC 27954 with the check made out to “Outer Banks SPCA” – you can designate your donation in the memo!
Can I choose how my gift is used? Absolutely! Here is a description of our Funds you can support:
Animal Medical Fund
Gifts that support medical care for seriously sick and injured animals during their stay at the Dare County Animal Shelter. Every day we assist animals suffering from fractures, infectious diseases, and lie-threatening conditions.
Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in US shelter due to overpopulation, lack of resources and adopters. In response to this crisis, the OBX SPCA, in collaboration with local veterinarians, provides subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for all cats and dogs in our care.
The OBX SPCA constantly seeks “furever homes” for the 75-100+ cats and dogs in our care. These funds are put towards the adoption fee of any specific animal to ensure a successful adoption into a new family. You can specify whichever animal you would like to support.
Heartworm Treatment Fund
Reputably, the Southeastern US has a greater incidence of heartworm disease. The majority of the neglected dogs (cats can have heartworms, too!) that come to reside at the OBX SPCA test positive for heartworms and must receive treatment. In 2020, the OBX SPCA spent $10,750 on heartworm treatment alone.
Other Ways to Give to the OBX SPCA
Gifts or Memorials
Finding the perfect gift for an animal love just got easier! Give a monetary donation to the Outer Banks SPCA and the gift recipient will receive a notification of the special donation in his/her name. Donations can also be made in memory of a loved one or pet that has passed away.
Check with your employer’s Human Resources or Community Relations department to see if the company will match gifts for employee contributions or volunteer hours. This is a very easy way to give back to the animals!
Does your business or organization set aside philanthropic funds to support worthy causes in the communities where your employees live? Consider adding the OBX SPCA to your charitable giving program! All donations are tax deductible.
Gifts of Securities, Real Estate, or Other Property
We gratefully accept most gifts of publicly traded securities, real estate, and other similar property, subject to our gift acceptance policies. Generally speaking, these gifts are valued at fair market value, typically reaping significant income tax benefits for the donor. Please contact us to discuss your options. Please contact email@example.com to discuss your options.
Through a partnership with the Outer Banks Community Foundation, we maintain the “Outer Banks SPCA Fund”. Under this permanent endowment fund, the principal remains intact while the earnings are available to us each year to help with our ongoing efforts. For further information go to www.obcf.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the best ways to support our efforts is by naming us as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, a retirement account, or your estate through your will. Working with you and your advisors, we strive to come up with the right plan to fit the needs of you and your family. Please contact email@example.com for more information about Legacy Gifts.
Our General Wishlist
There are many things that we could use at the shelter from household items to new necessities. If you happen to be out at a grocery or pet store OR conveniently shopping online from the comfort of your home – please consider purchasing one or two of these items!
- Non-Clumping Cat Litter or Pine litter
- Adult Dog & Cat Food – wet and dry, dye free
- Kitten pate and Puppy Food – wet and dry, dye free
- Puppy Formula
- Kitten Formula (ex. KMR)
- Flea & Tick prevention for cats and dogs (ex. Frontline)
- Gift Cards (PetSmart, Amazon, Walmart)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Blue Dawn Soap
- Clorox Wipes
- Antibacterial Hand Soap
- Laundry Detergent – any brand
- Large trash bags (50 gallon)
- Kitchen trash bags (13 gallon)
- Sheets, Pillow Cases, Towels
- Fleece Blankets
- Used Newspapers
- Pet Carriers
- Gauze bandage
- Kuranda Dog Beds
- Animal & Cat Cages
- Small Baby Bottles & Nipples
- Martingale Collars & Leashes *All Sizes Needed*
- Heating pads
- Cotton Balls
- Vet Wrap Bandage
- Pet Eye & Ear Wipes
- Bandage Scissors
- Combs & Brushes
- Igloo Dog Houses
- Durable Dog & Cat Toys
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Medium & Large Storage Bins
- Portable 8’x10′ Dog Pens
Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the OBX SPCA when you shop via AmazonSmile. Please search for and select the “Outer Banks SPCA” to support. Remember to bookmark the link to AmazonSmile for your every-day, go-to online shopping! Don’t forget that every penny matters to the animals! https://smile.amazon.com/
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are donations tax-exempt?
Where do I send a donation made by check?
Outer Banks SPCA
PO Box 2477
Manteo, NC 27954
What are other ways to donate monetarily besides mailing a check?
When I donate monetarily, what is my money really supporting?
Can I give to a specific program or purpose?
How do I know if my employer matches my charitable giving?
How can I donate in-kind (non-monetary gifts)?
Are there any in-kind donations that you are not able to accept or use with your animals?
I don’t want my in-kind donations to go to waste. Are my in-kind donation items truly helpful?
What is your Tax ID number?
Donation Collection box locations
The Outer Banks is an amazingly supportive community. We would like to thank the following businesses that kindly host one of our donation boxes so their customers can support our animal welfare programs.
- Barr-ee Station
- Slice Pizzeria
- Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
- Pigman’s BBQ
- Chip’s Wine & Beer
- Blue Coral Studios
- Island Perk
- Downtown Books
- Laughing Lolly Pop
- Hungry Pirate
- Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream – Manteo
- That Art Place
- Manteo Cyclery
- Roanoke Marshes
- Hungry Pirate Waterfront Café
- OBX SPCA
- Americas Mattress
- Cavalier Surf Shop
- The Cottage Shop
- Darrell’s II
- Higher Grounds Coffee
- Creative Jewelers
- Holistic Pet Shop
- OBX Vet
- Barr-ee Station II
- Island Book Store
- Barrier Island Bagels
- Absolutely Outer Banks
- Southern Shores Pizza
- Bear Drugs
- Life’s a Beach
- Zen and Zip
- Duck General
- Beach Treasures
- Outer Banks Olive Oil Co.