SOAR is currently open by appointment only. Please leave a message at 910-457-6340.

About Soar

Founded by Jeannine Friday Bicknell in 1992, S.O.A.R. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal rescue that functions solely on the monetary donations of our gracious sponsors as well as the time and efforts of our dedicated and faithful volunteers. Located just between historic Southport and relaxing Oak Island, NC, S.O.A.R. resides on approximately 3 acres of property. There you will find dog kennels for up to 14 dogs; a large fenced-in run and training area where the dogs can play without being leashed; a cattery with open rooms as well as cat kennels and 2 houses for cats living with FeLV (feline leukemia virus) and FIV (feline immnunodeficiency virus).


  • Give abandoned cats and dogs a 2nd chance at a new life by placing them in their new “furr-ever” home
  • Raise public awareness about animal rescue and other animal issues throughout Brunswick County, NC
  • Educate pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering and proper pet care
  • Rescue and assist cats and dogs in need