Jackson County Animal Shelter

Find Jackson 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.


Cashiers Area Humane Society 200 Gable St Cashiers NC 28717 828-743-5752


Catman2 Shelter 637 Bo Cove Road Cullowhee NC 28723 828-293-0892

Jackson County Animal Shelter 463 Airport Road Sylva NC 28779 828-586-6138

Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. PO Box 206 Webster NC 28788 252-940-1298

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.