The Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. APS relies on donations from caring individuals and corporations to feed, shelter and provide medical attention for the nearly 6,000 stray, surrendered, abandoned, abused and neglected animals we care for each year.

Federal Identification Number: 56-1047100

Our Mission

The APS of Durham is a leader in building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach and providing care for animals in need.

Our Vision

There are no displaced or unwanted pets; all animals are treated with compassion and respect, and community services are available to all pet owners.

Published Adoption Statistics

View our published reports below:

501 (c)(3) & Charitable Solicitation License

Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax