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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    The Jackson County Animal Shelter relies on animal lovers to help us save and nurture the animal lives that we come in contact with on a daily basis.  The Shelter would love to have you enrich the lives of the animals in our care by volunteering your time and talents.  From cleaning to playing, the Shelter has an important role for you!

    Just follow this easy step:Shelter volunteer enjoys a cat hug.

    • Contact the Animal Shelter to indicate your interest.

    In no time at all, you could be:

    • Bathing adoptable pets
    • Helping socialize animals
    • Walking dogs
    • Cleaning the Shelter

    We look forward to having you on our team and know that the animals can't wait to meet you!