Pender Humane Society was originally chartered in the 1970's, but was inactive from 1977 through May 1997. It was re-chartered in 1997 with the discovery of abused and neglected animals in a Burgaw household. The shelter is located at 1407 N.C. Highway 53 West behind the former For Our Furry Friends Resale/Consignment Store. The humane society rescues abused and abandoned animals (dogs and cats only) in Pender County and New Hanover. Since the shelter is a no-kill facility, all animals taken in are cared for until adoption. The current shelter has room for approximately 20 adult dogs or puppies and 15 adult cats or kittens. The Humane Society also has several foster homes allowing us to rescue more animals than we can house at one time.