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Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Animal shelter in Sapphire, NC

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.

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200 Gable Drive
Sapphire, NC 28774
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200 Gable Drive

Sapphire, NC 28774

Hours of Operation

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Adoptable pets at Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society

We'll also keep you updated on Fisher's adoption status with email updates.
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Fisher

Hound (Unknown Type)/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Sapphire, NC
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Percival

Domestic Shorthair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Sapphire, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Daisy's adoption status with email updates.
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Daisy

Labrador Retriever/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Sapphire, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Henrietta's adoption status with email updates.
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Henrietta

Domestic Mediumhair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Sapphire, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Helen's adoption status with email updates.
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Helen

Domestic Mediumhair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Sapphire, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Harry's adoption status with email updates.
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Harry

Domestic Mediumhair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Baby
Sapphire, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Sage's adoption status with email updates.
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Sage

Domestic Mediumhair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Sapphire, NC
We'll also keep you updated on Sleepy's adoption status with email updates.
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Sleepy

German Shepherd Dog/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Baby
Sapphire, NC

Shelter FAQs

Our shelter is located on 10 rolling acres just over two miles from the Cashiers Crossroads.

During the day, our dogs run and relax in spacious outdoor runs, shaded by canopies. In the afternoon, all dogs are brought indoors where they each have their own kennel and raised bed, complete with biscuits, toys, and soothing music for enrichment.

Our cats are accommodated in two community rooms – each with a screened porch and large windows — where they are free to play and interact with other cats. Litter boxes are changed daily, and toys and various sizes and shapes of furniture are provided for enrichment.

In addition to this accommodation, we also have isolation runs, kennels, and quarantine areas where we hold all incoming animals until they are tested, wormed, and vaccinated.

Additional adoption info

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.

Adoption application

https://www.chhumanesociety.org/adopt/adoption-application

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We'll also keep you updated on Ash LH's adoption status with email updates.
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Domestic Mediumhair

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We'll also keep you updated on Little Hop BA's adoption status with email updates.
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Little Hop BA

Domestic Shorthair

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We'll also keep you updated on Jade's adoption status with email updates.
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Jade

Boston Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Senior
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We'll also keep you updated on Bruno's adoption status with email updates.
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Bruno

American Bulldog/American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs
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We'll also keep you updated on Shenadoah's adoption status with email updates.
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Shenadoah

Great Dane/Mixed Breed (Large)

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We'll also keep you updated on Montgomery's adoption status with email updates.
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Montgomery

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 2 yrs 9 mos
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