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About Us...

On May 1, 2023 the Ashe Humane Society became a foster home-based rescue that intakes in-danger animals from Ashe County Animal Control only. We no longer have a building nor a shelter and do not take stray animals nor feral cats.

Our new Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance Program and the new Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return Feral Cat Finaicial Assistance Program started in August 2023!! 

We sold our building in July 2023 in order to use the proceeds to better serve our community with these new programs and help all pets and community cats!!

Spay and Neuter:

Feral Cats Spayed or Neutered- 176

Ashe County Pets Spay or Neuter Assistance
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Volunteers Needed!!

Ashe Humane Society would like to welcome the Friends of Ashe County Animal Shelter group to our rescue community!! They are currently working on obtaining their non-profit 501C3 but meanwhile are working hard in the community!! They are in search of volunteers to help in three areas: Foster Homes for cats and dogs; Transport Volunteers for local and regional transports and Shelter Volunteers to assist in animal care & enrichment.

Please contact Tammy at

Transport * Shelter Animal Care/Enrichment * Foster Homes

Meet Gertie!!

Gertie is searching for her Furever Family. Could you be the one? She adores cuddling with her people and is a true lap kitty. She only wishes to be snuggled up against you, whether on the sofa or in the bed.

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Ashe County Community

Pet Food Pantry


Donate to help people in our community that need a helping hand every now and then feeding their beloved pets!!


  • Dry Dog Food

  • Canned Dog Food

  • Dry Cat Food

  • Canned Cat Food

  • Dog Treats

  • Cat Treats

  • Dog Collars                                                     

Bring your donations or have delivered to​

Ashe County Animal Control

767 Fred Pugh Road

Crumpler, NC 28617

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 10-4


Cheddar is now ready to be adopted. This orange is one of the sweetest, most good-natured cats.



Have you been thinking about adding a cat to your family, but are worried you'll turn into a "crazy cat person?" Have we got the cat for you! Poor Celeste has been with us for a year and has had zero interest. While other of our kitties have been chosen for transport to our rescue partners, Celeste has always been a never-picked. Probably, because while she loves kittens of all kinds -- even human kittens-- she doesn't like adult cats and REALLY is not fond of dogs. Celeste wants to be the one and only furchild of her household. The great thing about her, is she loves humans of all stripes. Her favorite thing to do is insert herself into any situation when she wants attention. Which is pretty frequently if these pictures are any indication. If you are looking for a single feline overlord, Celeste might be the cat you have been looking for. Celeste is FIV/FeLV negative, current on vaccinations, spayed, and is parasite free. While an adult, she's still pretty young. We guesstimate under 2 years old.

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Meet Mango! This precious bobtail orange tabby is looking for her furever home. She is not only beautiful but incredibly sweet and purrs as soon as I walk into the room. She has come a long way from where she was when she was first born. This was the shyest of the litter and would run and hide from you. She now seeks out attention and loves her scratches and pets! She is not a good fit for children or other animals. She is a bit too nervous for that. If you need one special friend in your life to provide you with unconditional love this is your girl! If you are interested in this sweet girl please fill out an application or contact us with any questions. She is 10 months old, spayed and up-to-date on all of her vaccines. Her adoption fees can be sponsored for the perfect adopter!

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Ashe County Community
Spay & Neuter

How to get an appointment


We do not have a building nor shelter. We are a foster-based rescue that is entirely run out of private homes. (Read above on this page)  

Mailing address for envelopes only:

PO Box 1776

West Jefferson, NC 28694


Mailing address for packages and envelopes:

1400 Mount Jefferson Road

Suite 7 #111

West Jefferson, NC 28694

Phone: (336) 982-4297

Reporting Animals in Danger

To report a stray animal, a missing pet, to report animal abuse or neglect please call Ashe County Animal Control, the county’s only animal shelter and law enforcement at 336-982-4060. Monday-Friday 10-4 (leave a message) 

At night, weekends or holidays Animal Control is “On call for emergencies only” Emergencies are animal are gravely ill, seriously hurt such as hit by a car or very aggressive and could harm people or your own animals. If you have an emergency please contact the communication center at 336-846-5600​

Wildlife Emergencies contact Lees-McCrae Wildlife Center in Banner Elk at 828-898-2568 or the NC Wildlife Hotline at 866-318-2401


Lost and Found Advice

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