About the Animal Shelter

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Monday- Saturday,

9 AM- 12 PM, 2 PM- 4 PM

 463 Airport Road
Sylva, NC 28779

After Hours: 828.586.1911

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    What We Do

    The main purpose of the Jackson County Animal Shelter is animal control and to protect public health by enforcing state rabies laws.  Additional services the Shelter provides includes:

    • Providing adoption and animal re-unification services
    • Picking up stray and unwanted animals
    • Confinement of biting animals, as required by law
    • Investigation of cruelty and nuisance complaints
    • Conducting annual reduced cost clinics for rabies vaccinations
    • Routine patrolling of the community for violations
    • Educating the community about proper pet care, animal control ordinances, and more