The animal shelter issued an S.O.S. on its Facebook page Monday, saying almost every dog will be out of time on Tuesday.
The shelter said the dogs had no interest but are all heartworm negative.
But on Tuesday, the shelter said the animals will "have at least one more day."
They said there has been an overwhelming response and they are having trouble responding to all the emails and messages they have received.
"We will not stop until every dog and cat is safe," the Facebook post said.
The shelter is located at 117 Middleton Cemetery Road in Kenansville and can be reached at 910-289-7604.