RescueConnect was founded in 2013 by Leslie Armstrong, Ashley Schaeffer, and Ava Werstlein. A love of animals and a desire to serve those that were falling through the cracks of existing rescue options led to the creation of the group.
We work with animal shelters in North and South Carolina to identify adoptable dogs that have no option for local adoption or rescue. We also support good samaritans that find homeless animals and people that find themselves with animals they can no longer care for. After coming to RescueConnect all dogs receive spay or neuter, heartworm screening and treatment if needed, vaccinations and microchips.
While our focus is on dogs, we support the cat overpopulation problem in eastern NC by participating in TNR (Trap Neuter Release) efforts to limit their population. Kittens or cats trapped during these efforts that are deemed socialized are fostered and adopted locally in Wilmington, NC.