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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

June Pet of the Month – Chelsey

By Fred Strohm | May 28, 2021

Sue and Tish would like to honor Chelsey as pet of the month. Dr. Allan Stein and Rich Wilkerson’s story on how they rescued Chelsey is below. Thank you both for your […]


By Fred Strohm | May 18, 2021

Boots AKA TJ is enjoying his new climber and home with his new owner:

Mr. Brown & Tinkerbell – May Pets of the Month

By Fred Strohm | April 30, 2021

Laird & Clair have always loved animals but cats weren’t ever their favorite until about 5 years ago. Baby kitties keep showing up at Clair’s sisters house! We always found […]

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientation

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 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. …

16th Annual Dog Walk

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

10 – 5000

Sarge’s 16th Annual Dog Walk is planned for 9:00 am on Saturday, August 7, 2021. With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, SARGE’S continues to save and place lost and abandoned animals of Western North Carolina. and WE NEED …

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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.