About the Animal Shelter

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Monday- Wednesday: 9-12 PM, 2-4 PM

Thursday-Saturday: 2-4 PM

463 Airport Road
Sylva, NC 28779

After Hours Number (Emergencies Only): 828-586-1911

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    You can impact the lives of our pets.  The Jackson County Animal Shelter saves the lives of many animals each year.  The Shelter relies on private donations to provide these helpless, homeless animals with their second chance.  Please consider making a donation today.


    The Shelter welcomes financial donations to help support our animal community.  Donors can mail checks to support the Shelter to:

    The Jackson County Department of Public Health

    538 Scotts Creek Road, Suite 100

    Sylva, NC 28779

    Debit and credit cards are accepted as well on site at the Health Department.


    The Shelter always welcomes items to support the care of the animals of our community.  Items needed include (but are not limited to):

    • Dry dog & cat food
    • Treats for dogs & cats
    • Towels
    • Rugs
    • Leashes
    • Collars


    The best donation can often be that of your time.  If you are looking to volunteer with the Shelter, click here to learn more.

    Special Skills

    Do you have a special skill that could benefit the Shelter or the animals that we serve?  Are you a skilled animal photographer?  Do you enjoy organizing fundraiser and benefits?  If so, we would love your donation of skill!  Contact us with how you want to help us better serve the animals of Jackson County.