Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare Inc. - OC-PAW
Spay/Neuter Certificates available for Onslow County residents. Submit an application from this website.

So in every act of kindness we hold in our own hands the mercy of our Maker, whose purposes are in life and
not death, whose love does not stop at us but surrounds us, bestowing dignity and beauty and hope on every
creature that lives and suffers and perishes. Perhaps that is part of the animals' role among us, to awaken
humility, to turn our minds back to the mystery of things, and open our hearts to that most impractical of hopes
in which all creation speaks as one. For them as for us, if there is any hope at all then it is the same hope, and
the same love, and the same God who (Dominion by Matthew Scully)
"Shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."(Rev.21:4)

     Our funding comes from locally held events (Cause for the Paws), Happy Jack Distributors, proceeds from (44 Days Out of Kandahar) and private donations.  We remain an all volunteer non-profit NC corporation.    

Christine has signed all her books and donated the entire proceeds to OCPAW. Please go to our donate page to pay in various ways and we will send you the book for $25.00 including shipping and handling.


Paws 4 Anthony BBQ Fundraiser
......to help bring an Autism service dog to a special little boy.
http://www.gofundme.com/paws-4-anthony Link with additional information regarding Anthony and his funding site.
http://www.pawsforpeople.org/ The link to Paws for People site located in Wilmington NC
Pictured below are Anthony and his mom and Dotty Ann Harding from OCPAW presenting them with a check for $1000.00 to help them reach their goal. Read the page located to the left (Third Grade Class) for the complete story how this class of children  helped a special little boy through their project.
Send a Chocolate Lab basket the next time you need to send someone a gift this year!!! Our donation basket is listed on the Dipped Covered, Smothered site under promotions
http://www.dcschocolates.com/-Promotions_.html For every basket sold they are making a $5.00 donation to OCPAW 501(c)(3)...please help us continue to make a difference for the animals. Free shipping!
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Beautiful Ocean Views
Dog Friendly 3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath, Sleeps 6
Two Large Decks Overlooking Dog Friendly Beach
And a Private Beach Access Less then 30 feet from Property!
Outside Shower and a Large Fenced Dog Area in Back.
$50 Dollars Will Be Donated To OCPAW
And A Free Gift For You With Every Rental!
Topsail Island North Carolina
... is a family-oriented, casual beach community
and undeveloped compared to most other beaches along the coast.
Life is simple here, there are no high-rise hotels or boardwalks.
Pristine white sand beaches meet the ocean in the east,
while the serene intra-coastal waterway borders
the marshes and creeks on the sound side.
The Golden Dog Inn is a Beachfront - Ocean view,
Pet Friendly property located Between
Surf City, and the Town of Topsail beach.
There is a wide variety of restaurants, gift and beach shops,
groceries and a market where you can buy fresh local seafood.
This is a spot where you can truly unwind
and leave your worries behind.
Plan to visit soon and enjoy our little piece of
Paradise at the beach!
Meet Cindy, Joey and Sara of Sneads Ferry NC who donated 300 pounds of dog and cat food to our organization OCPAW. They did this by having a birthday party and asking their guests to bring food for the animals to be redistributed instead of a gift. What a wonderful idea in giving back to their community.......helping others and their pets in time of need. Thank you so very much!!!!
Meet Cindy, Joey and Sara of Sneads Ferry NC who donated 300 pounds of dog and cat food to our organization OCPAW. They did this by having a birthday party and asking their guests to bring food for the animals to be redistributed instead of a gift. What a wonderful idea in giving back to their community.......helping others and their pets in time of need. Thank you so very much!!!!
FIRST ANNUAL CAUSE FOR THE PAWS - Sunday October 21st, BENEFIT BIKE RUN for Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare (OC-PAW) DICE RUN - $20 (includes BBQ Plate) REGISTRATION Starts @ 11:30am, KICKSTANDS UP at 12:30pm - Run Route Begins @ LO-RE-LEI then WILD HAWG, DALES, THE BRASS PELICAN, THE PIT and ends at LO-RE-LEI - $6 Plates served at LO-RE-LEI at 2PM - There will be a 50/50 DRAWING, AUCTIO... NS & LIVE BANDS 2-4PM "The Carolina Band" 5-8PM"DIXIEDRIVER"
We have been truly blessed by the efforts of the  individuals under the direction of Donna and Larry "Poppa" Plowman, who made this event possible. We now will be able to assist low income families with spay/neuter certificates that will only cost them $25.00. The Spay/Neuter certificate for rescues and low income families is also funded by OCPAW through the efforts of this event, future donations and Happy Jack Pet Distributors. Since 1946, Happy Jack has manufactured high quality, effective animal health products for dogs, cats and horses. As a result of their commitment to safe and effective animal health care within the agricultural markets over the last 60 years, Happy Jack has developed strong brand recognition and consumer loyalty within America’s kennel owners, breeders, outdoor sportsmen, and farmers. For photos of this event click on the Cause for the Paws page to the left side of the page.  You can download the spay/neuter certificate on the spay/neuter page and email the information back to us. You are also able to
pay the $25.00 for the certificate on the donate page, just specify that it is for the spay/neuter certificate.
Marines from Camp Johnson NC
                          Volunteering at the Onslow County Animal Shelter in Jacksonville NC
Animals wanting to be adopted by Onslow County residents have theChamber of Commerce Leadership class is to thank for a fabulous new place for them to attract potential families.  This year’s class chose to build a much needed dog park at the Onslow County Animal Shelter.  The area boasts several enclosures that feature exercise areas, landscaping, green grass, even decommissioned fire hydrants!  The hope is that this dedicated space will give animals a chance to spend quality time outdoors and outside of their cages, socializing with each other and in turn improving the quality of life and the quality of the dogs being adopted.   The project was paid for with money raised by donations American Marine Corps Communities and First Bank Corp., as well as the sale of raffle tickets for an IPad 2, donated by Coldwell Banker Fountain Realty.  The project has gained a loyal group of volunteers who regularly exercise the dogs, including a group of Marines from Camp Johnson.  This promises to be a win-win project for the area and its pets for a very long time.
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Just a Dog?
Keith Decker, retired NWA Captain flew this recent mission
Pilots N Paws   Recently flew two beautiful labs from Onslow County Shelter in Jacksonville, NC where they were out of time and to be euthanized the next day, to a Lab rescue in Jacksonville, FL.
Gail Wipple , President and Founder of CAPS(Carolina Animal Protection Society) of Jacksonville NC and Kelly from Lab Rescue of Florida coordinated these efforts.
The pilot was Keith Decker, a retired NWA Captain on the left, who currently resides in Rock Hill, SC.  On the right is Officer Doug from the Onslow Shelter. 
Pilots N Paws is a very impressive organization who provides this transportation for dogs in high kill shelters.  Keith and the other pilots provide this service using their own personal funds.  Please donate to support their efforts  on continuing this wonderful program on the donation page.  Just mention your donation is to be used for Pilots n Paws, and remember it is a tax deductible donation. www.pilotsnpaws.org
News article showing Dotty Ann Harding, President and Founder of OC-PAW, the pilot Keith Decker and Officer Doug from Onslow shelter and one of the lab passengers.

OC-PAW provides vaccines for Animal ControlWe are proud to annouce that we have been awarded over 2,000 doses of Nobivac Canine Flu H3N8 from the Petfinder.com Foundation and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. This vaccine, which has a value of over $22,000.00 has been donated to the Onslow County Shelter in Jacksonville, NC. and Pender Shelter in Pender County, NC 
Click on this link for the full story
 Southwest Elementary School's Third Grade Class (located in Jacksonville NC), and their teacher Anna Barnoski presented OC-PAW with a check for $500.00. Go to their page for the full story.
We are so pleased that Brittany Pollard of Topsail High School has elected to award OC-PAW as beneficiary of the funds that she raised for her Senior Project for 2011.  Her project was an informed presentation and fundraiser regarding current animal issues, such as targeting areas of  abuse in dog fighting, cruelty and puppy mills. She raised over $200.00 in her efforts of community awareness with this ever present issue.  Thank you, Brittany for your vision and hard work.  We will continue with your efforts by using your tri-fold poster presentations at community gatherings such as Autumn at Topsail.  With your funds, informational brochures will be printed to invoke community awareness of these concerns, and will continue with your fund raising efforts.  Our hopes, as yours, are to reduce the suffering of the animals in our community by awareness, advocacy and education.  Thank you again for your hard work and support of our efforts.        (OC-PAW Coordinator, Kathy Cahill, accepting a check from Brittany Pollard of Topsail High School).
To keep abreast of laws and proposed laws that may effect our County animals, a helpful site is: 
Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare (OC-PAW) is an organization of Onslow County individuals who are highly motivated animal advocates.  We are funded entirely by donation and fundraisers,we are a 501(c)(3)and donations are tax deductible. Overpopulation of the dogs and cats in our community causes many of these animals to be left homeless resulting in the killing of many innocent and healthy animals in the County shelter. We support our local rescue groups, low cost spay and neutering clinics, education, public awareness, fund raising and a commitment to help the County shelter provide the best possible care for the animals that so desperately need homes in our community.
Please join us in making changes for our animals here in Onslow County.  We hope to work closely with our community leaders to achieve success.  We are actively recruiting animal-lovers from across the county.  We also benefit from the incredible support and expertise we receive from many animal advocates outside Onslow County, across North Carolina and around the nation. Please feel free to contact us regarding questions, membership or concerns. 
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Lulu's Rescue
14,000 dogs die a day at our animal control facilities. This is a short documentary that exhibits the challenges facing dogs and the people that support them. It also focuses on the great work of Lulu...
People Saving Pets