We at HAWC believe that relationships are the cornerstone for positive change. Relationships cannot thrive without honesty, integrity, and trust. For these reasons, we are committed to being completely transparent in all of our operations as a non-profit and in all of our interactions with the community.

We want you to feel good about supporting HAWC through volunteerism, participation in our programs, or through the donation of goods, services, time or money.

We want you to know that:ACCOUNTABILITY[1]

• HAWC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is registered and in good standing with the state of North Carolina. You can view our state incorporation here and a copy of our non-profit status with the state here.

• Your donations to HAWC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of our 501(c)3 is here.  

• HAWC is a 100% volunteer staffed organization. HAWC does not provide salaries, benefits, bonuses, or any other form of wages or compensation to anyone. All of the funds that are collected by HAWC are directly applied to the programs and services of HAWC, which benefit both animals and people in our community. You may view our 990’s (tax reporting documents) here.

If you have any other questions about HAWC, please feel free to contact me at

Kristen Perry, President