The purpose of the Rutherford County Humane Society is to strengthen and protect the relationship between humans and companion animals and to foster the welfare of the dog and cat population of Rutherford County. Our number one goal is to promote and assist in spay/neuter to prevent the births and subsequent euthanasia of hundreds of unwanted animals. We also aim to prevent cruelty and abuse by active Humane Education. The Rutherford County Humane Society was founded and obtained tax-exempt,501(C)(3) status in 1976, with the present chapter operating since 1993. We are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to operate a small adoption center that can house only cats. Presently there are 22 active volunteers and 98 supporting members in our group. We have a seven member Board of Directors who serve for three-year periods and a slate of officers who are elected on a yearly basis.
Rutherfordton Police Department, 129 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139, USA
PO Box 998 Rutherfordton North Carolina 28139 United States