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Rutherford County Humane Society - Rutherfordton, NC

P.O. Box 998
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve all of Rutherford County, North County. Of course, adopters can come from outside the county and state as well.

About Our Shelter:

Rutherford County Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has been serving Rutherford County since 1979, with the mission to significantly improve the lives of unwanted and neglected animals, and to measurably decrease this number through our spay and neuter programs, volunteer foster homes, and outreach and education. We are an independent organization that works in collaboration with other area animal advocacy groups. All of our efforts depend on our passionately compassionate volunteers, and financial support from the community. We have made the decision to use our resources to continue promoting the number one solution to our pet overpopulation problem - and that is spay/neuter. We are available to you at our phone number - 828-286-0222. Our mailing address is still PO Box 998, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Our website (http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org) is always current, and you can contact us through the web. You will receive a prompt reply. We have adoptable pets posted on the site. If you need to find a home for a pet, you may contact us to have your pet posted on our website. We also post on Petfinders.com and PetAdoptionPortal.com.

Come Meet our Pets:

http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/AdoptableDogs.html and http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/AdoptableCats.html

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption fee for cats and kittens is $15. Exceptions: kittens through the end of the sixth month of age are $75. The adoption fee for Siamese kittens is $100 and $60 for adult Siamese cats. This covers the cost of spay/neuter, PVR, Rabies, Flea, tick, ear mite and worm treatment. To adopt, you need to first fill out an application. Go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/CatAdoptionApplication.html. To see all of our cats, go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/AdoptableCats.html

For all dogs, the adoption fee is $125 for adult dogs, $300 for puppies (under 6 months), and $175 for puppies (between 7 months up to a year) unless otherwise stipulated. This covers the cost of spay/neuter, FVL-CP, Rabies, Flea, tick, heart worm check, and worm treatment. To adopt, you need to first fill out an application. Go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/DogAdoptionApplication.html. To see all of our dogs, go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/AdoptableDogs.html

We are located in Western North Carolina. Pet transport can be arranged as far north as Maine.

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.