Saving Animals During Disasters Disaster Relief for Animals Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:02:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 7th Annual Salty Paws Festival Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:33:12 +0000 Salty Paws PROOF (2)

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After an incredibly successful festival last year, Saving Animals During Disasters is excited to announce the seventh annual Salty Paws Festival!

The Salty Paws Festival is hosted by Saving Animals During Disasters, a 501c3 non-profit organization whos goal is to aid in the rescue and support of animals affected by disasters, whether natural or manmade.  All proceeds of the festival go towards helping to care for animals in need.

Saving Animals During Disasters works with a network of generous individual supporters and corporate sponsors to provide emergency aid in the form of food, medicine, intervention, and veterinary care in cases where immediate action means the difference between life and death for animals with no other means of help.  In addition to material support, our volunteers work to bring awareness and education to the community in hopes of preventing abuse and even death of animals who have no one else to advocate for them.




Vendor Forms and Information:

– Non-Profit Agreement

– Vendor Agreement

– Sponsorship Forms & Donation Levels

– Waiver of Liability

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Salty Paws Thrift Store Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:36:09 +0000 f178395f390cb48a676e12a4b5ad6c58

How can you help local animals in need?  SHOPPING!  Come into Salty Paws Thrift Store to find a new treasure for your home!  Want to do more?  DONATE!  We always need new home decor, nautical items, and especially furniture.  ALL of our proceeds go to help animals!

For more information CLICK HERE to visit!

To see some of our inventory and keep up to date with what we’re up to, CLICK HERE to like us on Facebook!

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6th Annual Salty Paws Festival Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:05:13 +0000 Saving Animals During Disasters is so excited to announce the sixth annual SALTY PAWS FESTIVAL to take place around the beautiful Carolina Beach Lake on October 18th.  ALL proceeds go to help in the care and medical needs of so many neglected and abused animals.

The SALTY PAWS FESTIVAL is hosted by Saving Animals During Disasters, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to aid in the rescue and support of disaster affected animals. As we have learned, disasters can be natural as well as man made!

The first five Salty Paws Festivals, which were held in October of 2009 through 2013 around the lake, were HUGE successes, drawing crowds of approximately 3000 people, 75 vendors and more pets than we could count! We’re expecting an even larger turnout this year. The festival will have music, food, pet contests, pet adoptions, and lots of activities for adults, children and pets.

Many vendors have already expressed interest in participating.  All applications will be treated on a first come first served basis, so I encourage you to respond as soon as you can if you want a space.  There are plenty of electrical outlets around the lake, but spaces with water are very limited. We hope you and your family will join us for a fun-filled fall day around our beautiful lake. (This lake is the closest freshwater lake to the ocean on the east coast, and the ocean is across the street!) Don’t forget to bring your pets too. See you there!


Jeannie Mintz, President of Saving Animals During Disasters
Telephone 910-458-7233                     Website:


Vendor Forms and Information:

– Vendor/Non-Profit Letter

– Vendor Agreement

– Non-Profit Agreement

– Vendor/Non-Profit Waiver of Liability

Sponsor Forms and Information:

– Sponsor Letter

– Sponsor Form

– Sponsor Opportunity List


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Spay/Neuter Billboards Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:09:27 +0000 During spring of 2012 we placed 11 billboards throughout eastern North Carolina promoting spaying and neutering and informing the public that more than 260,000 animals were euthanized in public shelters in our state alone in 2011.

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Puppy Mills: Man-Made Disaster Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:46:39 +0000 PUPPY MILLS

What is a puppy mill?

A puppy mill is a commercial dog breeding facility that is operated with profit as the central motivation and little to no concern for animal welfare.

The dogs in puppy mills are often underfed, have matted, filthy hair, rotting teeth and painful ulcers.  The dogs are typically de-barked by kennel owners who jam a metal rod down the dog’s throat to rupture its vocal cords.  This “practice” results in broken jaws that are never treated.

Female dogs are usually bred as soon as they come into heat and are bred every heat cycle.  They are bred until they can no longer produce, and then are killed.

How can you help?

First, don’t buy your pets from pet stores.  Approximately 98% of their puppies are bred in puppy mills.  Adopt shelter animals when possible and if buying a puppy always research where your puppy is coming from.

If you spot a puppy mill, take notes of your general observations and report to local authorities, local humane societies and health departments.  All it takes is your complaint.

Please visit for more information.

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What We Will Achieve Together Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:58:50 +0000

Saving Animals During Disasters offers the following services to help rescue efforts and to provide for abused, neglected and homeless animals. All of these services could not be achieved without invaluable volunteer support and donations.

• Disaster Trailer – Run Disaster Transport Network –
Through your generosity we have created a state of the art mobile care unit which enables animal advocates to provide the very best care in disaster situations. Our trailer transports vital supplies (such as medicine, bedding and food) to safe-centers set up for animal rescue.

• Children’s Education Program –
We visit schools to talk about animal care and safety.

• Spay / Neuter Clinic –
We operate a spay/neuter clinic for cats in our local area.

• Community Awareness Billboard –
We use this billboard to help make the community aware of important issues.

• Thrift Store –
Coming soon in Spring 2012!

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Please Donate Sat, 27 Aug 2011 03:19:20 +0000 We at Saving Animals During Disasters are working with the Humane Society of the United States, as well as other groups in disaster animal rescue and especially with Dare County. We need cash donations most and anyone can donate using Paypal. Please pray for the protection of so many homeless and neglected animals in these areas.

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Pet Disaster Kit Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:16:17 +0000 If you are facing a major weather event or an evacuation, a pet disaster kit should include the following:

1.  A three-day supply of food and drinking water, as well as bowls, cat litter and a container to be used as a litter box.

2.  Current photos and descriptions of pets.

3.  Up-to-date identification, including an additional tag with the phone number of someone out of the area in the event the pet becomes lost.  (It is best to have your pets microchipped if at all possible.)

4.  Medications, medical records and a first aid kit stored in a waterproof container.

5.  Sturdy leashes, harnesses and carriers to transport pets safely as well as blankets or towels for bedding and warmth. Carriers should be large enough to comfortably house your pet for several hours or even days.

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