Animal Rescue & Wildlife Rescue

Are you looking for ways to help animals in our community?  We are hosting a number of Animal Rescue and Refuge organizations that are looking for volunteers, fosters, and new homes for animals.  

How can I help?
... Donate money....... Sponsor an animal..........Donate food.
............Donate products (such as pet crates, leashes collars).

The Onslow County Animal Services is the community animal shelter operated by Onslow County Government that receives all lost, stray, abandoned and surrendered animals from the community. We work in partnership with fosters, volunteers, and local rescues, to treat and rehome thousands of homeless animals every year. Won't you help us to increase the number of animals that we can save? Please consider joining one of our programs and help these animals find their forever homes.

The center will be here with animals available for adoption and collecting goods for the many animals in need either through their own center or through their various foster programs!

Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary will be here with animals available for education and be collecting goods for the many animals in need either through their own center or through their various foster/rehabilitation/release programs! 

Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose goal is to rehabilitate wild animals and release them back into their native populations. Much of the wildlife that arrives at the sanctuary is the result a direct conflict with humans; such as being hit by cars, attacked by cats/dogs, or being taken away from their parents by well-meaning, but unknowing humans.


Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary specializes in the rehabilitation, care, and treatment of small mammals, songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, and reptiles.


Some of the Sanctuary's services are, but not limited to:


  1. Orphan care for babies

  2. Educational programs 


  •  Offered to schools, youth groups, civic groups, and libraries. These programs can be tailored   to native local wildlife, ecology, environment, natural resources, or backyard habitat creation

  3. A Learning Center


  • This is available to provide experience with hands-on rehabilitation for new rehabilitators, or those interested in earning their mandatory hours of experience & training for a variety of permits/licenses

  4. A permanent home to non-releasable animals


  5. Placement of adoptable domestic animals

To Volunteer/Intern

Internship Program

To Donate

JPR is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works around the clock to give "Pit Bulls" another chance at a happily ever after. Each and every dog taken in gets spayed or neutered, and are given any necessary medical treatment. However, even though we are a Bully Breed Rescue, we do not turn other animals away if we have the room and funds to take them on. We work patiently to re-acclimatize fearful dogs to the loving care of a human so that they may eventually be adopted. In some cases, these dogs have never had a kind word or touch, and it is a slow process. After determining temperaments and compatibility factors, we begin that long search for the perfect home. Until those perfect homes are found, our guys remain in foster homes through out the state. They are not in shelter type environments, as we do not see it as a good tool for their rehabilitation process, instead, they stay in loving foster homes until the day they get adopted.

If you would like to donate pet food, supplies please message us on facebook at: JPR Pet Food Pantry or email us at We do have a drop off location in Jacksonville nc, via Animal House and/or our actual location. Just look for the wooden dog house inside the store!

Things we are always in need of: 

  • Dog food (Dry/wet)
  • Cat food (Dry/Wet)
  • Dog houses
  • Cat carriers
  • Funds for gas
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Various Cleaning Supplies
  • Funds for Vet appointments/medication/treatment
  • Crates/Kennels
  • Puppy Pads
  • Newspapers
  • Kitten Food
  • Puppy Food