Weather postpones new animal shelter ceremony

By on March 11, 2021

UPDATE: Dare County has announced that the ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled to be held on March 19, 2021, to celebrate the opening of the Dare County Animal Shelter has been postponed due to forecasts for inclement weather.

The event, which was slated to take place at 11 a.m. at the brand-new shelter located at 378 Airport Road in Manteo, will be rescheduled, and the new date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.

Although Dare County officials and Outer Banks SPCA staff members are disappointed by the cancellation of Friday’s event, the county will offer a sneak-peek of the new facility by posting a virtual walk-through tour on its YouTube channel,, on Friday morning.

The new shelter, which was completed earlier this month, will officially open to the public at 11 a.m. on Friday for those who are looking to adopt a new four-legged friend.

Please note, however, that due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are limits on the number of people who are permitted to be inside the shelter at the same time, so you may experience slight delays when accessing the facility.

For more information about the Dare County Animal Shelter, visit For more information about the Outer Banks SPCA, visit


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