About Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society
About Our Shelter...
In the mid eighties, a small group of concerned residents of Cashiers, NC decided to coordinate their efforts to deal with animal welfare in the community. Initially, the members fostered the lost or abandoned animals in their own homes until owners or adopters could be found. The group promoted a spay-neuter program and humane education in the local school while operating a thrift store to finance their efforts.
In 1987, the group formalized the organization through incorporation as the Cashiers Area Humane Society. They then applied for and received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in 1988.
In 1991, Sirman Marvil donated a grant to the Cashiers Area Humane Society in memory of his wife, Zoe Marvil, and construction of a shelter became a reality. The Zoe Marvil Humane Center was built on a 10-acre site off Highway 64 East between Cashiers and Sapphire. An endowment fund was established to meet the annual operating costs.
In 2002, a decision was made to expand and include the neighboring town of Highlands. The name of the organization was changed to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. The current jurisdiction of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is Highlands and Jackson County, with support for neighboring communities, shelters and rescue groups.
The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. As a private shelter, we receive no support from any federal, state or local agency for operating expenses. We rely on income generated from adoptions, community support, fundraising, grants, and special events to provide humane care and treatment and to secure forever homes for the animals in our care.
Come Meet Our Pets...
The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is located on Highway 64 East, 2.3 miles from the Cashiers Crossroads. We are open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm; closed on Sunday.
Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society
PO Box 638
Cashiers, NC 28717
200 Gable Dr,
Sapphire, NC 28774
Our Adoption Process...
The benefits of adopting from the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society are:
•All dogs and cats are current on their vaccinations
•All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered prior to adoption
•All dogs and cats are implanted with a 24PetWatch microchip for permanent identification
•All dogs and cats are protected with the ShelterCare 30-day Gift of Insurance
•Adoption packages include a behavior/personality overview, medical records, and training DVD and booklet
•The adoption fee continues to provide care and support for other animals needing a home
All potential adopters must complete an adoption application and adoption agreement, as well as provide proof of identification and residency.
The cost of adoption for our animals is $85 for dogs and $75 for cats. We also encourage “slumber parties” and “overnight” stays for potential adopters to ensure the best possible home for all of our animals.
With generous support from the community, we are able to maintain high adoption rates.