Sarge’s continues record pace to help animals

By Carol Viau | Oct 09, 2013
Photo by: Michael Ritter HOME IS A GREAT FEELING — Sarge’s is making great progress finding forever homes for homeless dogs and cats in Haywood County, but more work remains to be done.  Pictured is a Sarge dog, Annelle, with her adoptive family, Jamie and Kyleigh Powers, of Waynesville.

September was another record-setting month for dog and cat adoptions at Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. September saw 65 adoptions (27 cats, 38 dogs) compared with 58 (19 cats, 39 dogs) in September 2012.

For the year to date, Sarge’s has facilitated 540 adoptions (212 cats, 328 dogs), which compares to 440 (149 cats, 291 dogs) at this point last year. That’s a 23 percent increase overall.

“While the numbers look great, there is still much work to do to help save Haywood County dogs and cats from euthanasia,” said Sarge’s board president, Gary Smith.

“We are grateful to all the people who came to and contributed to the 5th annual Sarge’s Furry Friends Benefit Bash Oct.  3, at Laurel Ridge Country Club,” Smith said. “The benefit was a great way to help save more animals in Haywood County.

To volunteer, donate, or adopt a “forever friend,” call Sarge’s at 245-9050, or stop by the adoption center at 256 Industrial Park Dr., in Waynesville. Visit




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