Appalachian Animal Rescue Center for Macon County's homeless dogs & cats

Appalachian Animal
Rescue Center

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.

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Appalachian Animal Rescue Center is Macon County's Humane Shelter

How We’re Making a Difference

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

If you would like to surrender an animal. Please click the Learn More button below.

Adoptions

Adoptions

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

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.

Pet Transport

Pet Transport

If you would like to help support our pet transport program, click the Learn More button below.

Latest Memorial Donations

In memory of Ferd

In memory of Ferd

Ferd was a beloved lab mix who adopted Charlene and John. Ferdie is irreplaceable and dearly missed.

Justin Moe

Justin Moe

Justin was a really great person and friend. He got his furry friend from AARC and wanted to honor him

Justin D. Moe

Justin D. Moe

Justin loved and cared deeply for his pets and all animals. He was a very prolific artist and would sometimes feature beloved creatures.

Latest Success Stories

Scarlett

Scarlett

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...

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Lokie

Lokie

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!

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Lilleth

Lilleth

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!

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In memory of Ferd

Ferd was a beloved lab mix who adopted Charlene and John. Ferdie is irreplaceable and dearly missed.

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