Cape Fear, North Carolina

Pets For Vets Cape Fear


We enrich the lives of Veterans by creating a Super Bond® with custom trained working animals.

Cape Fear Chapter is a
Nonprofit Organization

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About Our Chapter

This chapter serves Veterans in the Wilmington, NC area.

Chapter Director Sean C. Quigley

As a former Army Medic, DAV, American Legion member and dog lover, Sean believes the organization is the perfect way to combine two things he is very passionate about: Veterans and dogs. He looks forward to improving the quality of life for local Veterans and providing loving homes for dogs in need.

Other Personnel

Associate Director – Kristin Hudson
Trainer – Julie Benoit
Social Media – Susan Spencer

Interviews with Sean Quigley

OMNY - Connecting Vets: An interview with Pets for Vets Chapter Director, learn about all they do for the military community.
American Heros Network
WECT News 6: Pets for Vets pairs shelter dogs with military veterans.

Matches From Cape Fear
NC Chapter

Bobby and Dixie

Bobby is a 20+ year Marine Gunny. He has seen multiple combat deployments, has been involved in multiple IED blasts, and has a Purple Heart for wounds received ...

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Matthew and Laela

Meet Veteran Matthew and his new companion Laela, a brindle boxer mix. Matthew approached Pets for Vets to find a companion dog to help him deal with PTSD and a...

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Our First Match

In 2014, the Cape Fear chapter of Pets for Vets made its first match when a lovable Redbone Hound mix was placed with a Veteran who suffers from PTSD.

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Fidel and Gunner

The Cape Fear Chapter is proud to announce a new match just before Christmas 2017!  Fidel served in the Marines attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and is als...

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How shelter dogs are helping U.S. veterans battle PTSD

May 4, 2016
Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric explores a new way of treating veterans with PTSD using shelter dogs.

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Pets for Vets: Pairing Veterans and Rescue Pets for one Amazing Bond
This Veterans Day, we recognize one organization that does incredible work by bringing veterans and rescue pets together. Pets for Vets has grown to include over 30 chapters across the US and continues to grow. Here is our Q&A with the Founder of Pets for Vets, Clarissa Black.
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Past Events

Pawz in the Park
20 October from 11-3 in Hugh MacRae Park

Second Annula SENC Veterans Day Parade followed by benefit concert.
More details to come!
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Latin Dance Night at Dsantos Dance Studio
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Pet Expo
Sunday, February 25 at 11 AM - 3 PM

Coastline Conference Center 501 Nutt St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
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Salty Paws
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped Michele with the Salty Paws event on October 17. It was a great day, and we collected $165 in donations. We also received a call from a potential Veteran looking for a companion dog. Kudos to Michele and her helpers!
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Pets for Vets Poker Run
The Pets for Vets Poker Run, which started and ended at Bid Harley in Statesville, NC, was a great success! The after-party was held at the VFW Post 2013.
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The Forgotten Sons MC 5-Year Anniversary Party
Our thanks to Blake Simmons for organizing the Forgotten Sons MC 5-Year Anniversary Party that benefitted Pets for Vets Cape Fear. This amazing event had bands, a DJ, BBQ, vendors, biker games and a 50/50 raffle. Attendees brought tents, sleeping bags or just rode their bikes in and crashed out for the night in the camping area next to the Moose Lodge.
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Annual Battleship Splash Event
Members of Pets for Vets Cape Fear participated in the annual Battleship Splash event held on Saturday, May 4th in Wilmington, NC. We were happy to be a part of this event, sponsored by The Dog Club of Wilmington, for the second year in a row.
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A huge thank you to our sponsors! Without your support our chapter wouldn't be possible.

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