We date back to 1955 when a small group of local residents founded the Haywood County Humane Association “to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote humane educational programs on a county-wide basis.” We reorganized in 1973 and again in 1986, forming the Haywood Animal Welfare Association as a non-profit, tax-exempt community service organization. We’ve made great strides since the days of non-existent county animal control laws and a back-alley county animal shelter. For instance, we were the driving force in the construction of the Haywood County Animal Shelter in 1990, and we worked on passing the legislation for the new Adoption Center and intake shelter that opened in April 2018.
Waynesville NC 28785 | 0.4 mile away
Our group consist solely of volunteers who share the passion for helping homeless cats: Find loving homes for homeless cats. Provide compassionate care to"supposedly unadoptable" cats. Assist feral colonies and support to their caretakers with food, shelter and medical needs. We accomplish our mission through foster and adoption of socialized cats using a comfortable, cage-free environme
Clyde NC 28721 | 1.3 miles away
Waynesville NC 28786 | 2.3 miles away
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 ou
Waynesville NC 28785 | 7.9 miles away
Jim and Karen Owens moved to Waynesville NC in 2005 and fell in love with all it had to offer. They soon learned that Haywood County loved horses, too. In 2005, Jim & Karen Owens opened up their farm for horses and goats to have a place to be until they can be adopted. There just wasn’t room for those in need at the animal shelter! Sometimes a hoofed animal requires a little extra care and t