The Mission of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s creation was inspired by a dog at Haywood County Animal Shelter. Sarge was a dog who had been remanded over to the Haywood County Animal Shelter in 2005 by his owner. A breed rescue volunteer identified him as a young, healthy, purebred German Shepherd Dog and marked him for rescue. Despite best efforts, Sarge was euthanized just one hour before rescue transport arrived. A group of volunteers used this event as a catalyst for change, and formed an organization with the mission of preventing the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats in the county shelter. In the years since, the county shelter has achieved a “no-kill” status, and it is Sarge’s intention to help the shelter maintain that success.

What We Do

Sarge’s rescues adoptable animals for adoption or transports them to a no-kill shelter or breed-specific rescue group. Animals rescued from the shelter are spayed/neutered and brought up to date on shots and other medical treatments. They are given a safe haven, either in a foster home or at our Adoption Center, while in search of a loving “forever” home.

The Mission of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s creation was inspired by a dog at Haywood County Animal Shelter. Sarge was a dog who had been remanded over to the Haywood County Animal Shelter in 2005 by his owner. A breed rescue volunteer identified him as a young, healthy, purebred German Shepherd Dog and marked him for rescue. Despite best efforts, Sarge was euthanized just one hour before rescue transport arrived. A group of volunteers used this event as a catalyst for change, and formed an organization with the mission of preventing the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats in the county shelter. In the years since, the county shelter has achieved a “no-kill” status, and it is Sarge’s intention to help the shelter maintain that success.

What We Do

Sarge’s rescues adoptable animals for adoption or transports them to a no-kill shelter or breed-specific rescue group. Animals rescued from the shelter are spayed/neutered and brought up to date on shots and other medical treatments. They are given a safe haven, either in a foster home or at our Adoption Center, while in search of a loving “forever” home.

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s original mission is to save animals from euthanasia in the Haywood County Animal Shelter, because when we started, more than 50 animals per week were being put down because of lack of space.