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Index PhotoAnimal Welfare of the Albemarle Region Every day! (AWARE) is a private 501(c)3 non-profit all volunteer organization devoted to improving the lives of animals in Chowan, Gates, and Perquimans counties in North Carolina.

Your donations are tax deductible and 100% of our income goes to helping animals.

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Our Goals:

  • Provide discount spay/neuter vouchers to area pet owners
  • Increase the save rate at Tri-County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Tyner, NC
  • Promote humane principles and educate the public on responsible pet ownership

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 spay-neute imagerNorth Carolina has one of the highest euthanasia rates in the country. Because adoption is not the complete answer, AWARE is working hard to reduce the euthanasia rate at Tri-County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center by increasing the spay/neuter rate in our area. Between July 2009 and June 2018, AWARE has contributed to the spay or neuter of 1,808 cats and 712 dogs..

Adoptable Pets at Tri-County Animal Shelter