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Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s original mission is to save animals from euthanasia in the Haywood County Animal Shelter, because when we started, more than 50 animals per week were being put down because of lack of space.

Now that the Haywood County Animal Shelter has achieved no-kill status, it is our goal to make sure they are able to maintain that record. We now have more hard-to-place and longer term animals in our care, and we provide assistance to the shelter with on-site adoptions.

Recent News

Taco (fka Duvalin)

By Fred Strohm | November 8, 2021

“Taco is spoiled rotten and we love him to pieces!!!”


By Fred Strohm | November 8, 2021

“Dio is doing great! Getting lots of love and giving lots of love and happiness to our home. Can’t imagine our home without him”

Buddy (fka Nicholas)

By Fred Strohm | November 8, 2021

“We adopted “Nicholas” from Sarge ‘s 6 years ago and immediately renamed him Buddy. He’s still 3 1/2 pounds of pure love and laugh at something he does every day! […]

Upcoming Events

Hazelwood Old Timey Christmas Parade

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On December 5th at 3pm Sarges will be at the Hazelwood Christmas Parade located on Hazelwood Avenue in Waynesville, NC. This years theme is an Old Timey Christmas. Sarges will have adoptable dogs on site and will have a doggy …

2022 WNC JeepFest

June 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

7 – 25

Please join us for our 3nd annual WNC JeepFest: hosted by WNC Jeepers, benefiting Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. We’ll see you June 10 & 11, 2022 Gates open at 9a and close at 6p both days! All Jeep models …

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We rely on the generosity of private donors and business sponsors to care for Sarge animals and place them in loving and responsible homes. Learn how you can donate to help the pets in our area.