Sarge’s March adoptions continue to set records

Apr 07, 2014
Photo by: Michael Ritter KEEPING ADOPTIONS STRONG — March was a good month for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, with another monthly record set for pet adoptions. Pictured is Alex Cloke adopting Darwin, their new forever friend.

March was a good month all around, as Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation set another monthly record, with 74 March adoptions (23 cats, 51 dogs). This was a 45 percent increase vs. March 2013, which had 51 adoptions (15 cats, 36 dogs). The previous March record was set in 2012, with 61 adoptions (23 cats, 38 dogs).

For the year-to-date, Sarge’s is on a record pace with 193 adoptions (64 cats, 129 dogs), a 7 percent increase over the 181 adoptions (57 cats, 124 dogs) for the same period last year.

“We are grateful to animal lovers who are keeping the momentum going,” said Sarge’s vice president and adoption coordinator Michael Ritter. “But keep in mind, there are still many dogs and cats in Haywood County needing good homes.”

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.

For more information regarding Sarge’s, to donate or volunteer, visit or call 246-9050. Volunteers are needed for many different tasks at Sarge’s. The community is asked to think about how people can help the effort, either by volunteering their time or donating funds for the medical care of the animals.