Searching for a special gift for a child, or perhaps an animal lover, on your holiday list? The North Carolina Aquariums’ new Adopt-An-Animal program helps you give a thoughtful present sure to make them smile.
The recently launched Adopt-An-Animal program offers a year-long adoption of popular Aquarium animals — alligators, otters, sea horses, sea turtles and sharks. Your tax-deductible contribution helps the Aquariums feed, care for and exhibit these animals.
When you choose to Adopt-An-Animal, you receive an adoption kit featuring an official certificate of adoption, an animal fact card with photos, and specialized window decals. Your name will also be listed on the Aquariums’ website along with other adoption supporters. The most popular kits, available for $45, also come with a cuddly plush animal outfitted with its own hooded sweatshirt.
Additionally, those making an adoption can rest assured their contribution will be used effectively. The North Carolina Aquarium Society was recently ranked among the top zoo and aquarium non-profits in the nation and awarded a four-star rating for sound fiscal management by the online, nonprofit watch group Charity Navigator. The North Carolina Aquarium Society is the support organization for the state’s three aquariums, Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island, and facilitates the adoption program.
Order an adoption kit online here, or at your local N.C. Aquarium, including the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. If you place your order online, an adoption kit is mailed within a few days to the recipient address. If you need an order to arrive by a specific date, or have questions about an order, please call 800-832-FISH (3474).