Find Clay 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.
Dog Zoo, Inc. PO Box 1152 Young Harris GA 30582 9.7 miles from Clay County 706-781-3162
Marble Animal Shelter 7450 U.S. Highway 19 Marble NC 28905 13.1 miles from Clay County 828-837-2304
Project PAWS, Inc. PO Box 1646 Murphy NC 28906 15.7 miles from Clay County 828-837-9687
Valley River Humane Society 1211 Highway 64 Murphy NC 28906 16.8 miles from Clay County 828-837-6137
Humane Society Mountain Shelter PO Box 1252 Blairsville GA 30514 16.8 miles from Clay County 706-896-6116
Union County Animal Control 41 Hospital Street Blairsville GA 30512 17.0 miles from Clay County 706-439-6052
Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter PO Box 249 Tiger GA 30576 23.1 miles from Clay County 706-782-5422
Macon County Humane Society 851 Lake Emory Road Franklin NC 28734 24.2 miles from Clay County 828-524-4588
Sautee Nacoochee Animal Shelter 4823 Helen Highway Sautee-Nacoochee GA 30571 27.2 miles from Clay County 706-865-4135
Paws Animal Shelter 57 Lemons Branch Road Bryson City NC 28713 30.6 miles from Clay County 828-488-0418
White County Animal Control 1536 South Main Street Cleveland GA 30528 33.0 miles from Clay County 706-219-2689
Habersham County Animal Control 4231 Toccoa Highway Clarkesville GA 30523 33.8 miles from Clay County 706-754-3533
Gilmer-Fannin Humane Society PO Box 1251 Blue Ridge GA 30513 34.8 miles from Clay County 706-632-7711
Catman2 Shelter 637 Bo Cove Road Cullowhee NC 28723 35.0 miles from Clay County 828-293-0892
Jackson County Animal Shelter 463 Airport Road Sylva NC 28779 35.6 miles from Clay County 828-586-6138
Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. PO Box 206 Webster NC 28788 36.4 miles from Clay County 252-940-1298
Cashiers Area Humane Society 200 Gable St Cashiers NC 28717 37.2 miles from Clay County 828-743-5752
Lumpkin Co Animal Shelter 1363 Red Oak Flats Road Dahlonega GA 30533 40.7 miles from Clay County 706-867-7297
TLC Humane Society 1735 Red Oak Flats Road Dahlonega GA 30533 40.8 miles from Clay County 706-864-2817
Sundance Mountain Stables Animal Rescue 170 C H 7 Tamassee SC 29686 41.7 miles from Clay County 864-903-3351
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.