Sarge’s adoptions enjoy another good month

Aug 12, 2014
Photo by: Corrine Baker photos CUTE, CUTE, CUTE — Pictured is Denise Zullig and her new furry friend, Audrey. Sarge’s adoption center in Waynesville has many great dogs and cuddly cats available for adoption.

Although July was not a new record for pet adoptions, Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation still had a great month for adoptions. In July, Sarge’s had a total of 70 adoptions (35 cats, 35 dogs) compared to 74 adoptions (40 cats, 34 dogs) in July 2013.

For the year-to-date, Sarge’s has had 430 adoptions (153 cats, 277 dogs) compared with 389 (145 cats, 244 dogs) for the same period last year. This is an 11 percent increase vs. last year (6 percent increase for cats; 14 percent for dogs).

“Let’s keep up the momentum,” said Michael Ritter, Sarge’s board vice president and adoption coordinator. “There is much more to do to save dogs and cats in Haywood County. Come into the adoption center and check out the great dogs and cuddly cats available for adoption.”

Sarge’s mission is to save Haywood County animals from euthanasia. Dogs and cats are available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and larger adoption events are held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Sarge’s Adoption Center, 256 Industrial Park Dr., Waynesville, or the public may adopt Sarge’s cats from PetSmart, in Waynesville.

Volunteers are needed for many different tasks at Sarge’s. People in the community can help the effort, either by volunteering their time or donating funds for the medical care of the animals.

For more information on Sarge’s, to donate or volunteer, visit or call 246-9050.