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Without fostering, there can be no rescue. Every year we save the lives of over 500 pets.



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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


By Fred Strohm | September 14, 2021

Boone is having fun!


By Fred Strohm | September 14, 2021

September Pet of the Month – Juniper

By Fred Strohm | September 9, 2021

Tish O’Connor, Sue Libera and Misty want to thank Juniper and her parents, Jeff and Cindy Soell for supporting Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Message from Juniper: My name is Juniper. […]

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Sarge’s runs a volunteer and foster program that encompasses Sarge’s Adoption Center.We also have volunteers that work at PetSmart in Waynesville, providing enrichment, and cleaning the cages of the cats there.   We have various opportunities available for getting involved. …

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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.