At our shelter we have an almost endless stream of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Most are mixed breeds with the occasional full breed or full breed looking. If you don't see the breed you are searching for, give us a call. We have only a few volunteers and it is almost impossible to update pictures and profiles daily. Generally we have Lab., Golden Retrievers, Shepherd, Bull Dogs and their mixes available for adoption, as well as Tabby, Black/White, Black, short hair and medium hair cats and kittens.
Bertie County Humane Society has built our own cat facility which houses 20 or more cats and kittens. The shelter only had room for 4 adult cats or 4 litters of kittens prior to May 2007. Our long range goals are a no-kill facility of our own and a dog park with lots of room to run and play. We are also trying to implement spay/neuter clinics in our area, training classes and provide education on the important roles animals have in the community.
The shelter is located at 217 County Farm Rd. in Windsor, North Carolina, we adopt animals on a daily basis. If you are interested in volunteering or adopting, please call 252-325-3647 for more information.
If you would like to make a donation and help our cause, please send it to Bertie County Humane Society, P. O. Box 516, Powellsville, NC 27967. Or view our webpage
Who We Are
Bertie County Humane Society is an affiliate of Roanoke Chowan Humane Society, Inc. We are a 501(c)3 corporation with non-profit status. Our volunteers operate out of the Bertie County animal shelter which is completely controlled by the county. Our organization provides much needed care for the abandoned animals of Bertie County and do as much as possible to adopt, foster and transport the animals to find them a good, responcible, permanent home.
Bertie County is the largest county in North Carolina with nearly 500,000 acres. This amount of acres afford alot of rural area for animals to become lost or be abandoned by their owners.
Our few volunteers adopt, foster and transport the adoptable animals whenever possible, but there is always a shortage of good, responsible, permanent homes. Before May 2007 90% of the cats/kittens and 75% of the dogs/puppies were being destroyed by the county animal control simply because there was nowhere for these animals to go. NOT because they weren't adoptable, NOT because they were sick or injured, NOT because they were feral or aggressive but simply because there was NOWHERE for them to be placed until a home, any home, could be found. Since May 2007 our organization has had an 80% adoption/transfer rate for the animals which would have been destroyed without our help.
Our organization receives no government assistance and relies on private donations and contributions to continue our work. Our volunteers work FOR THE ANIMALS to provide their basic needs as well as socialization and training. Our volunteers are working to make more room for the abandoned animals of Bertie County so that, one day, there will be no need to destroy any animal for lack of space or time to find them a good, responsible, permanent home.
Please see below for our adoption procedures and for directions to the shelter.
If you don't see the pet you are looking for, please call 252-325-3647. We have animals dropped off daily and are often unable to post all of them everyday.
If you would like to volunteer, please call 252-325-3647. You could help us out while staying at home, searching the internet for items needed and finding homes for the animals, as well as at the shelter.
If you are a rescue league or other animal welfare organization and would like to help our cause to find good, responsible, permanent homes for all the animals, please call 252-325-3647.
If you would like to help our cause by making a donation, please send the donation to Bertie County Humane Society, P. O. Box 516, Powellsville, NC 27967 or visit web page
For any further information, please call 252-325-3647 or email email@example.com
Adopting a friend
Currently our adoption fees are $10 for dogs and $10 for cats and all animals must be spayed or neutered. Surgical sterilization on adults must be performed before release and within 60 days on adolescents (or as veterinarian recommended).
Adopted pets and their new owners and homes are inspected after adoption to insure the pet is being cared for properly, any pet which is not being cared for properly or which has not been surgically sterilized within the allotted time must be returned to Bertie County Humane Society without any refund/return of payment.
We will soon be implementing pre-adoption requirements which include a home visit prior to adoption.
**Rescue leagues and other animal welfare organizations: If you are interested in having animals transferred to your shelter, please email all pre-transport requirements, forms (including medical), and any other information we will need to make the transport go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Also please provide all contact information including name of organization, representative's name, mailing address, physical address, phone number, fax number, cell phone number if available, email address, web site name if available, transfer requirements, transport requirements, transporter information if we aren't making the transport and any other information we will need to determine the validity of your organization and the transporters. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
**Transporters: We are always looking for people who know how to handle and transport animals for us. If you are interested, please email all contact information including name, address of transport drop off, phone number, fax number, cell phone number if available, email address, transport requirements and any other information we will need to make the transport go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Our email address is email@example.com
**Barn cats and cat colonies: We are overloaded with feral cats at our shelter. These cats thrive on their own and would probaly do very well as a barn cat. If you are interested in starting and maintaining a feral cat colony in your area please call 252-325-3647 and ask that your name and phone number be given to Gay Faella for information on starting a cat colony.
**For any other information please call 252-325-3647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or our webpage is
Come Visit Us!
From the North and East: Take US 13 or US 17 South until they join in Windsor North Carolina, continue on US 13-17 South Bypass until you see the National Guard Armory on the left, immediately turn left onto County Farm Road beside the armory. Travel about a half mile until you see school buses on the left, turn left at the school buses. We are located behind the school buses.
From the South and West: Take US 13-17 North toward Windsor, North Carolina until you see an ABC store on the right, take the next right onto County Farm Road. Travel about a half mile until you see school buses on the left, turn left at the school buses. We are behind the school buses.
Bertie County Humane Society Post Office 516
Powellsville, North Carolina 27967