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Animals First Rescue of the Carolinas

Marvin, NC

Our Mission

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Animals First Rescue is a new group in the Weddington/Marvin area founded by three "rescue sisters" who have over twenty years of experience in animal welfare.


Animals First rescues unwanted dogs and cats from area high kill shelters and other dire circumstances. With a network of foster families, they provide veterinary care, shelter and love until the pet is placed into an appropriate new home.


Chairman - Susan Fludgate

Vice Chair/Treasurer - Laura Minsk

Secretary - Theresa Ronayne


Our mission is to work with area shelters to reduce the euthanasia rates, while educating the public on the importance of spay/neuter and proper pet care.



Adoption Policy

Millions of animals are euthanized in shelters every  year and our foster animals have been abandoned or dumped at least once by their former owners. Animals First rescues these innocents and temporarily shelters them in foster homes until the right match can be found. To ensure that these animals truly find their forever home we have an application process that includes reference and vet checks, telephone interviews,  and home visits.


 Adoption Requirements

An application must be submitted prior to meeting the animal

The personal and vet references will be checked.

We do not adopt to "outside only" homes.

Some dogs may require a fenced in yard

A home visit will be conducted by an Animals First representative  so that we can confirm that the animal will have acceptable living conditions.

A contract must be signed at the time of the adoption. 

Our adoption donation fe

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