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Yancey Humane Society


Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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About Our Shelter:

The Yancey Humane Society & Animal Shelter is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, just 30 miles north of Asheville. We take all animals brought to us: strays, feral dogs, cats, and personal pets on a case by case basis. We provide a loving temporary home until they can be placed in a permanent home. We are not a "no kill" shelter, however, we do not have a time limit. We treat all animals as individuals and temperament test them for adoptability. This way, no one slips through the system, and we know each and every personality in the house. So, if you are looking for a pet, we can help match you with the perfect friend who will fit your lifestyle.

Come Meet our Pets:

Yancey County Animal shelter 962 Cane River School road, Burnsville NC 28714. Hours are 12 till 5 on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Sat hours are 12 till 4. Closed Wed and Sundays. We are about 45 min.NE of Asheville, NC.

Our Adoption Process:

Currently, our LOCAL (Yancey, Mitchell, and Madison Counties only) adoption fee for cats and dogs is $65. Occasionally, we have reduced fees based on the shelter population. Our OUT-OF-AREA adoption fee is $85 for dogs and cats. Cats and kittens are currently two for one adoption fee. This fee includes worming, age appropriate vaccinations, micro-chipping, and basic spay/neuter costs. All animals will be spayed or neutered before going home.
NEW: You may now pay our adoption fee via PayPal. Just go back to our 'donation' area and pay via PayPal, specifying that the amount is for the adoption of a certain named animal. Include your name, address,and phone number. There is a $3.00 service fee added on to the adoption fee if you use PayPal.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.