Cherokee County Animal Shelter

Find Cherokee County North Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.

Name
Marble Animal Shelter
Address
7450 U.S. Highway 19, Marble, North Carolina, 28905
Phone
828-837-2304
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Name
Project PAWS, Inc.
Address
PO Box 1646, Murphy, North Carolina, 28906
Phone
828-837-9687
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Name
Valley River Humane Society
Address
1211 Highway 64, Murphy, North Carolina, 28906
Phone
828-837-6137
See Valley River Humane Society Location

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What is an Animal Shelter?

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.