Animal Compassion Network 803 Fairview Street Asheville NC 28803 828-274-3647
Animal Haven of Asheville 65 Lower Grassy Branch Road Asheville NC 28805 828-299-1635
Asheville Humane Society 14 Forever Friend Lane Asheville NC 28806 828-761-2001
Buncombe County Animal Shelter 72 Lees Creek Road Asheville NC 28806 828-253-6807
Carolina Animal Action PO Box 19242 Asheville NC 28815 828-298-4647
Find-A-Pet Society PO Box 2532 Asheville NC 28802 828-254-9155
Friends of A Feather and Tiny Tiel Aviaries PO Box 889 Asheville NC 28802 828-254-0218
Full Moon Farm., Inc. PO Box 1548 Black Mountain NC 28711
Furever Friends Animal Rescue Network and Sanctuary PO Box 412 Candler NC 28715 828-670-6723
Hominy Valley German Shepherd Rescue 73 Brown Lynch Road Candler NC 28715
Horse About, Inc. 64 Velvet Ridge Lane Asheville NC 28806 828-552-0076
North Carolina Animal Resource & Education Services 741 Old Marshall Highway Asheville NC 28804 828-669-0537
North Carolina SPCA PO Box 446 Black Mountain NC 28711 828-669-2296
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.