Be a part of the solution for Macon County’s homeless dogs & cats
We’re Macon County’s Humane Shelter
Appalachian Animal Rescue Center is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3, no-kill humane society located in western North Carolina. Our mission is to maintain a shelter for stray and abandoned dogs and cats in Macon County, to promote spaying and neutering, and to educate the public about state regulations and communicable diseases including rabies.
How We’re Making a Difference
If you would like to surrender an animal. Please click the Learn More button below.
There are always furry friends here looking fur a forever home. If you are interested in adopting click the Learn More button below.
Low Cost Spay/Neuter
We partner with the ASPCA Humane Alliance to provide low cost Spay and Neuter services. For more information click the Learn More button below.
If you would like to help support our pet transport program, click the Learn More button below.
Latest Memorial Donations
Joe P. Anderson
Donation in honor of our great friends (Marlene & Darlene) to their father that definitely instilled the need to rescue animals in need. Rick & Judy
Kathleen Jaye Stewart (Kat)
If you knew Kat, you knew love! I tell my dog stories about her all the time and he gave me the idea (but not the cash) to donate. I miss you, Kat! -C
In memory of Wayne, a wonderful husband to Sarah Susan and equally wonderful father figure to A-Squared. Much love to all, Jackie & Scott Papke
Latest Success Stories
Scarlett came to us as a stray that was witnessed being thrown out of a truck onto the side of the road. She was extremely timid and scared of people. After our staff working with her here at our shelter for six months, she still was shy and trusted few but started...
Lokie was here for 368 days. A kind lady came to our shelter looking for an older dog to fill the void left by her dogs recent passing. Lokie did not like many people but when they met they bonded immediately and he is living his best life now!
Lilleth came to us from a hoarder house where she lived most of her life in a cage. She understandably did not trust humans, so we worked with her for several months and she became one of our best dogs. She was recently adopted by a wonderful family and is doing great!
WE ARE OPEN!
Appalachian Animal Rescue Center wants the community to know how much we appreciate your patience and support throughout the past year. We recognize that our closures for animal illness, COVID, flooding, and building repairs at the shelter and the limited donation...
We need your help!
Our shelter is in need of raised pet beds and cat towers. We are required to provide a raised bed for every animal in the shelter in order to pass inspection. We have a new resource that you can use to help us provide proper bedding for our shelter animals. There is a...
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This policy may change without notice as we will follow CDC guidelines.