Friday, May 27, 2022

Cats of the OBX!

Photo by Pampered Pets Guide
 The Outer Banks of North Carolina are associated with the first English Colony in America, the famed Lost Colony. The coast of the Outer Banks is also known around the world as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. There is much mystery upon the shores of the OBX.

The sporadic storms and raging hurricanes that occur on the barrier islands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina have brought much in the way of history and legend. There has been extensive publicity and a continued following of the Wild Horses of Corolla on the Outer Banks. 

Most people don't realize that horses were not the only animals that arrived by ship or were shipwrecked on the Outer Banks. In addition, there is much debate about the feral cat colony on Cape Hatteras Island, the largest wild cat colony on the Outer Banks, and other feral cat colonies scattered throughout the OBX.

Because of the vast population of these feral cats, they have the notoriety of having advocates and people who see them as pests. But unfortunately, the history of how these cats came to America is lost in the debate.

Has this once prized and greatly valued Cat that arrived from Europe lost the admiration and great respect that it once had? If you would like to learn more about how and why cats came with the first English Colony?, please see: "The Lost Colony Cats" and "Have the Lost Colony Cats been Found?"

Three Feral Outer Banks Black and White Cats have become Outer Banks Pet Celebrities and greet visitors on the Outer Banks. Read about

Meet "Runt" Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce "The Chamber Cat"

and meet Camellia & Kevin at the Elizabethan Gardens: A Cats Paradise Home

Learn about the caretakers of the Hatteras Island Feral Cat Colony:

Friends of Felines- Cape Hatteras Island is a non-profit 301 (c) 3 organization and operates solely on donations from the public and small grants. Donations can easily be made online on the Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras website: https://fofhi.org/. All help is greatly appreciated and helps continue the valued work of Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras.


Dune Hike at Jockey's Ridge State Park

 

Hiking up the Ridge with a Jockey's Ridge State Park Ranger will allow you to learn more about this amazing State Park. The view from the top of the Ridge is remarkable, allowing views of the Roanoke Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. The diversity of the Parks vegetation, trees, wildlife, birds, and more are prominent at this height on the Ridge.


The starting point of this guided tour is:

300 W Carolista Dr.
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7132

The meeting point to join this guided Dune Hike is the 
Pavilion South of the Visitor Center Parking at the main Dune Access.

See Jockey's Ridge State Park Map:

Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet in length. In addition, you must clean up after your pets. You will find a free poop bag dispenser located at the entrance of the Dune Access near the Pavilion. 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Soundside Nature Trail Hike at Jockey's Ridge State Park

 

With a Jockey's Ridge State Park Ranger as your guide, you will be guided along the .75 mile, Jockey's Ridge State Park Soundside Nature Trail,and be informed of the park's diverse environments, plants, animals & trees that comprise the park.

The starting point of this guided tour is:
Sound Access
Soundside Road off 158
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7132



Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet in length. In addition, you must clean up after your pets.

Also see:

Mary's Paws Park Celebration!

The Outer Banks,
Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC,
 is sponsoring 

  
The Paws Park in Kill Devil Hills T-Shirt
Town of Kill Devil Hills - photos 
Mary's Paws Park
      Celebration!

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 

 from 1 pm - 4 pm at:


Mary's Paws Park (former Paws Park)

103 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

for more information on Mary's Dog Park, see: Outer Banks Dog Parks

The "Mary's Paws Park Celebration" will include
many offers & events for you and your dog:

Free Giveaways 

$7.00 Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Town of Kill Devil Hills Dog Tags will be available for purchase.
2022 Dog License Tags are available for Kill Devil Hills, NC - OBX Dogs! 

$10 Specially priced "Paws Park" T-Shirts
The Paws Park T-Shirts!


The Town of Kill Devil Hills has also been working with local animal welfare groups and animal shelters. As a result, adoptable dogs will also be on location during the Mary's Paw Park Celebration.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Eight Renamed Places on the OBX!

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

What is now Roanoke Island was initially christened "Virginia '' in honor of Queen Elizabeth I by Governor White of the famed Lost Colony.

The renowned letters "Croa," referring to Croatan, carved in a tree as a message to Governor White, referred to what is now Hatteras Island. Croatan means "Talk Town" in Algonquian.

The Village of Avon on Hatteras Island was initially known as Kinnakeet. Kinnakeet means "That Which is Mixed" in Algonquian.

The Currituck Lighthouse is now officially known as Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

The Whalehead Club is now officially known as Whalehead in Historic Corolla.

Currituck Heritage Park is now known officially as Historic Corolla Park.

The Bonner Bridge, AKA Oregon Inlet Bridge, after 55 years of service, was replaced by a new bridge in 2019. The New Bridge is named Marc Basnight Bridge. In addition, a portion of the Bonner Bridge was saved and repurposed as the Bonner Bridge Pier, which opened to the public in October 2021.

In June of 2019, The Paws Park, a dog park in Kill Devil Hills, NC, opened to the public. On February 10th, 2022, the dog park was dedicated to Mary Quidley, a longtime Clerk of the Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC, who passed away and had played an integral role in developing the dog park. The Paws Park is now Mary's Paws Park. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

BARR-EE STATION - 34TH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TENT SALE! benefits the OBX SPCA!

 

BARR-EE STATION is Celebrating its 34TH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TENT SALE 2022! A percentage of this Tent Sale will benefit the Outer Banks SPCA! In addition, the OBX SPCA will have adoptable Pets at the 
BARR-EE STATION Tent Sale!

BARR-EE STATION
1240 Duck Rd #3
Duck, NC 27949
(252) 261-1650

The Waterfront Shops - Duck, NC


Friday, May 27th, 2022 / from 9 am to 4 pm

AND

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 / from 9 am to 4 pm


You can also visit adoptable dogs & cats

at the Outer Banks SPCA

Dare County Animal Shelter

378 Airport Road

Manteo, NC 27954

(252) 475-5620


In addition, you can also make donations & view available Pets online at OBXSPCA.org.

See upcoming OBX SPCA Events & Fundraisers at https://www.obxspca.org/events/.


Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras Island Annual Yard Sale!

 

photo by Friends of Felines -Cape Hatteras Island
Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras Island Annual Yard Sale will take place in the parking lot on NC Hwy 12 just south of:

Mad Crabber Restaurant 

40606 North Carolina Hwy 12 
Avon, NC 27915


                    Saturday, May 28th, 2022 
                       from 9 am to 4 pm

                                AND
                                  
                Sunday, May 29th, 2022
                     from 9 am to 4 pm

This Annual Memorial Day Weekend Yard Sale benefits and helps fund:

Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras Island is a 501 (c) (3) status, all-volunteer organization established in 2009, Dedicated to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). It operates solely on donations from the public, small grants, and fundraisers.

Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras Island are the caregivers of the feral cat colony on Hatteras Island. Food, Medical, and Population Control are priorities.

There is also a mystery and association of the feral cat colony on Cape Hatteras Island that traces to the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. If you have not read "The Lost Colony Cats" & "Have the Lost Colony Cats been found?" please look. What do you think?

There are two large TNR (Trap Neuter & Release) Clinics held annually by Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras Island, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Seventy cats went through the April Spring TNR Clinic. In the most current TNR Clinic in October, Eighty-two cats went through the clinic, 36 females and 46 males. Thus, 2021 saw One hundred fifty-two successful TNR operations.

Donations can easily be made online on the Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras website https://fofhi.org/; all help is greatly appreciated and enables the continued work of Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras.

For more information on this Annual Yard Sale fundraiser for Friends of Felines - Cape Hatteras Island, please see "Hatteras Island Friends of Felines' Annual Yard Sale will be held May 28-29" by Joy Crist.


Monday, May 23, 2022

"OBX Map Picture Find" - #9 Spaceship

 

OBX and Spaceship? Yes, actually this flying saucer, eye catcher, has been on the Outer Banks of North Carolina since the 1970s. And no matter where it is located this Spaceship has always drawn attention.

This Spaceship, which is actually a Futuro house,  has traveled around the Outer Banks and served many purposes. Currently this Spaceship is located in a Village on Hatteras Island on the ocean side of NC Highway 12. But, which Village is this Spaceship in?

The Pampered Pets Guide "OBX Map Picture Find" is a fun way to find where the Pampered Pets Guide took a picture on the Outer Banks. 

To find the location of where this photograph was taken, you will need to use the Pampered Pets Guide;


The clue for OBX Map Picture Find -#9 Spaceship is:

Traveling on NC Hwy 12 south on to Hatteras Island, this is the sixth Village. This Village's name starts with the letter 'F."

_ _ _ _ _ _  Village

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Fred visits Whalebone Junction Information Center!

 

Whalebone Junction Information Center

Meet Fred; he is a repeat visitor of the Pet-Friendly Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Fred doesn't stay home in Virginia when his family vacations on the OBX. Instead, Fred loves all the pet-friendly adventures the Outer Banks offers the whole family.

Fred was spotted taking a walk on the lawn of the Whalebone Junction Information Center and agreed to smile for the camera.

Fred recommends the Outer Banks as a great dog-friendly destination vacation for the whole family. 

Currituck Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic - Rescheduled

photo by Seaside Photography I heard there was an Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic at the Currituck County Judicial Center Saturday, Octobe...