Pauline Wright Endowment for Currituck Animal Shelter Helps 60 Dogs Rescued In Moyock

This is Lo, a happy hound looking for his fur-ever home. Currituck Animal Shelter staff help reconnect lost pets with their owners, arrange pet adoptions, educate the public on animal care, and provide a clean and healthy environment for pets in shelter.


It was on the cold winter night of January 29, 2022 when news broke out that the Currituck County Animal Shelter had seized and rescued more than 60 dogs in Moyock. It was the largest seizure in the shelter’s history. Many of the animals were malnourished, neglected, and in desperate need of medical attention. The sheer number of animals needing help was overwhelming and heartbreaking.

Through a grant from the Pauline Wright Endowment for the Currituck Animal Shelter and a generous donation from an anonymous donor, the Outer Banks Community Foundation was able to help. The Community Foundation’s funding of the shelter helped pay for emergency vet bills, food, and supplies that the shelter needed.

Pauline Wright loved animals; especially her sheltie, Draco. She loved helping people, too, and was an active participant in her husband’s medical practice in Jarvisburg, where she would go on calls and minister to people who were ill or had lost loved ones. She ran the kitchen for the Wright Emergency Clinic and Maternity Hospital. Her personal mission was to ‘make everyone smile,’ according to those who knew her.

The labs were all adopted or placed with rescue in roughly 30 days!” said Currituck Animal Services & Control Director Gina Maurer. “The donation from the Community Foundation helped with the daily supplies and needed vet care.”

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