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Volunteer at Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation

You can help animals that we would otherwise not be able to rescue.



Without fostering, there can be no rescue. Every year we save the lives of over 500 pets.


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Every little bit counts! Your generous donation helps animals most in need.


Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s original mission is to save animals from euthanasia in the Haywood County Animal Shelter, because when we started, more than 50 animals per week were being put down because of lack of space.

Now that the Haywood County Animal Shelter has achieved no-kill status, it is our goal to make sure they are able to maintain that record. We now have more hard-to-place and longer term animals in our care, and we provide assistance to the shelter with on-site adoptions.

Recent News


By Fred Strohm | April 6, 2020

“My daughter wanted a cat for her birthday. We’d never had a cat before but we are so glad we found Hazel formerly known as Cheyenne at Sarge’s! She stole […]


By Fred Strohm | April 1, 2020

Effective Tuesday, May 26, we are resuming adoption operations. All adoptions will be done by appointment only. Our available animals will all be listed here on our website. A completed […]

Sarge’s Gift Wrap project starts Dec. 1 at Waynesville Mast

By Fred Strohm | November 15, 2019

Volunteers sought to wrap, donate materials Volunteers will wrap gifts for donations to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation from Dec. 1 –  24, at Mast General Store in Waynesville. Volunteers who […]

Upcoming Events

2020 WNC JeepFest

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

5 – 20

Please join us for the first annual WNC JeepFest “Mallers to Crawlers”: hosted by WNC Jeepers, benefiting Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. -RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 1, 2020- All Jeep models welcome! We will have vendors available and a Show & …

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We rely on the generosity of private donors and business sponsors to care for Sarge animals and place them in loving and responsible homes. Learn how you can donate to help the pets in our area.