News and Events

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5th Annual Salty Paws Festival October 19, 2013

Saving Animals During Disasters is so excited to announce the fifth annual SALTY PAWS FESTIVAL to take place around the beautiful Carolina Beach Lake on October 19th.  ALL proceeds go to help in the care and medical needs of so many neglected and abused animals.

The SALTY PAWS FESTIVAL is hosaltypawsgifsted 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 four Salty Paws Festivals, which were held in October of 2009 through 2012 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!!   Sincerely,

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

Vendor Downloads

Vendor Agreement 2013

Vendor Non-Profit Agreement 2013

Vendor Letter 2013


Sponsor Downloads

2013 Sponsor Form

2013 Sponsor Letter

2013 Sponsor Levels

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday

Our 2nd Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday will be held at Harbor Masters Restaurant and Bar near the public marina in Carolina Beach on February 12, 2013.  Our first Fat Tuesday was festive, colorful and fun, fun, fun.  Please join us for a rollicking good time!  Tickets sold out in 10 days last year, so please check back for details in January.

4th Annual Salty Paws Festival

Our 4th Salty Paws Festival will be held at the lake in Carolina Beach on October 20, 2012 from 11 AM til 4 PM.  If you’ve attended before, you know what great fun it is for pets and owners alike.  We look forward to seeing you again (and lots of new faces too)!  Please see our “Events” page for more info and applications to participate!

Spay/Neuter Billboards

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.

Please Donate for our Upcoming Thrift Store!

Saving Animals During Disasters is planning to open a thrift store in late fall or early spring of 2013.  Donated items are always welcome, as long as they are in saleable condition.  We can’t accept adult clothing, exercise equipment or computers.  All donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at the following locations:

Coastal K-9 Bakery, 5905 S. College Road, Wilmington

The Ivy Cottage, 3030 Market Street, Wilmington

Jeannie Mintz, President, Saving Animals During Disasters, 205 Georgia Avenue, Carolina Beach

Please Donate

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.