Project BARK volunteers at work!

Project BARK volunteers have a wide variety of talents which we use to help animals in need. We construct and deliver doghouses, talk to pet owners about humane animal care, find good homes for unwanted animals, offer low-cost spay/neuter services for those in financial need, participate in legislative efforts to protect animals, and raise funds in order to keep it all going.

PROJECT B.A.R.K. (Bringing Animals Relief and Kindness) is a non-profit 501c(3) group organized through Ragsdale High School/Guilford County Schools to provide students a chance to impact our community while helping animals in need. 100% of all donations go to direct animal relief.

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Wild animals can find natural shelter from most weather extremes but chained or confined animals (usually dogs) have only what humans provide.

Dogs who are chained without shelter have no way to get warm or dry in winter or escape the blazing sun in summer. And on a chain, there is nowhere for them to ‘go’ for relief. It doesn’t seem right for us to be comfortable and dry inside while they endure weeks of miserable weather without a simple shelter.

There are all too many reports of dogs who have frozen to the ground or in wire cages, or who have succumbed to heat-related extremes.

PROJECT B.A.R.K. is assembling and placing simple, sturdy doghouses wherever there is need. We are seeking referrals of dogs in need and we appreciate any advice, materials or donations.

Since the group was started in December 2010, Project B.A.R.K. has…  

  • placed 840 dog houses
  • distributed 11,700 pounds of dog/cat food
  • placed 19 abused animals in ‘forever’ homes
  • funded 1004 spay/neuters
  • prevented 5020 unwanted births
  • placed 87 shelters in feral cat communities.
  • provided four 10’ x 10’ temporary enclosures for mothers and puppies until appropriate homes could be found.
  • donated $ 180.00 worth of dog food to the Humane Society to assist with the placement of 50 dogs rescued from two pit bull fighting rings in New Bern. A Project BARK volunteer personally assisted in the effort in New Bern.