What a Difference

Friends Can Make

Through a combination of public and private support, the Haywood County Animal Shelter is able to support the needs of our community now and into the foreseeable future. Friends is proud to support the shelter through donations, volunteering and assisting with the day-to-day needs of the staff and facility.

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About the Shelter

The shelter is centrally located in Haywood County with room for future growth and opportunities. Currently it supports the needs of our community through separate functional adoption areas and intakes, adoption lobby area, separate entrances and isolation rooms.

About the Friends

FHCAS supports the building and other needs for the Haywood County Animal Shelter to decrease the euthanasia rate and promote partnerships with other animal welfare organizations.

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There are many ways to give to the shelter, through either a general donation, or through an exclusive or personalized naming opportunity. By making an investment in Haywood County’s animal shelter, you’ll be investing in the local economy and providing animals and county residents with services they need.

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Seriously, we aren’t kitten around here! More wonderful adoptions, congratulations to Tony & Punkin together, Salvia, Jamie, Bruce and Marthy! Thank you for choosing to adopt!

Seriously, we aren’t kitten around here! More wonderful adoptions, congratulations to Tony & Punkin together, Salvia, Jamie, Bruce and Marthy! Thank you for choosing to adopt! ... See MoreSee Less

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🥳🥳🥳🥳💖💖💖💖

♥️🐾♥️🐾♥️🐾

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Please dont pass up the shy ones, the special ones or the seniors. They have so much love!

Please don't pass up the shy ones, the special ones or the seniors. They have so much love! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have had our eye on him. 😍

His coat makes me think of chocolate ripple ice cream! He’s a beauty.

He's precious

Come SEE us today at the Hazelwood Christmas Parade at 3p!

Support, Adopt, Donate, Volunteer at YOUR Local Shelter!

www.hcasfriends.org

Call for More Details:  828-456-5338

Come SEE us today at the Hazelwood Christmas Parade at 3p!

Support, Adopt, Donate, Volunteer at YOUR Local Shelter!

www.hcasfriends.org

Call for More Details: 828-456-5338
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🎶 Sweet dreams are made of 🎶 finding a wonderful forever home 🎶. That might not sound right when you sing it but it sure feels right in our hearts.
Congratulations to Gremlin, Trey, and Red Rider! Thank you for adopting.

🎶 Sweet dreams are made of 🎶 finding a wonderful forever home 🎶. That might not sound right when you sing it but it sure feels right in our hearts.
Congratulations to Gremlin, Trey, and Red Rider! Thank you for adopting.
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Thanks for adopting! Your lives will be so much richer❤️🐾

❤❤❤ Happy to all of you in your forever home! Merry Christmas!!!❤❤❤

Thanks to all for adopting 💞

Thank you, wonderful people! May you have as much joy as I have with my rescue!

The dogs know They just got saved. Thank you for saving these babies.

Yay! Thank you all!

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Wowza ♥️♥️👍🏼♥️♥️♥️

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Come SEE US at the Hazelwood Christmas Parade THIS Sunday at 3p!

Support, Adopt, Donate, Volunteer at YOUR Local Shelter!

www.hcasfriends.org

Call for More Details:  828-456-5338

Come SEE US at the Hazelwood Christmas Parade THIS Sunday at 3p!

Support, Adopt, Donate, Volunteer at YOUR Local Shelter!

www.hcasfriends.org

Call for More Details: 828-456-5338
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New fur-iends through thick and thin! Congratulations go to Brittany, Turk, Popular, Oscar, and Stella & Shemus (adopted together). Also adopted were Ginger, Gavin & Nala (together), and barn cat Whirlpool. Thank you for choosing to adopt.

New fur-iends through thick and thin! Congratulations go to Brittany, Turk, Popular, Oscar, and Stella & Shemus (adopted together). Also adopted were Ginger, Gavin & Nala (together), and barn cat Whirlpool. Thank you for choosing to adopt. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you have a record of the little grey one in the middle and who adopted her/him, can you please check to see if it is missing? There has been one like this hanging around my house for a few weeks now. It is not feral but very skittish and moves to fast for me to get a picture. It is very clean and healthy looking and no clipped ear. It has been trying to eat with the ferals I take care of and I don't want to see them fight.

I’m so happy for all of them.

Such sweet cats I adopted two one I had years .

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December of 2018, we recieved this guy through owner surrender. Owner wanted him euthanized.  Was he sick, no! This 11 year old cat didnt get along with their new kitten. Fast forward...hmmmm, CornBread, aka, Corny, was a hefty boy, weighing in over 20+#. We didnt have a cage large enough to hold him. Of course, were not going to euthanize a healthy, very adoptable animal. We adopt out *only* pet animals, everyday. What do we do with him? 
Diet Diet Diet, 1st and foremost.
We introduced him to Jenny Craig and he was placed on that wonderful diet plan and given free range, in the officers section, for exercise 😁. Fast forward .....this guy was never placed up for adoption. Why, you ask...cause we wanted to keep him and give him a job.  Paw-ffice Manager. Now, CornBread would cry and put on a sob story about how nobody had fed him (everyday). Lie!! 🤣
His assistant, Hollie, worked hard on his diet plan and he lost all that floppy weight and thinned down to a handsome 14# Purebred Good Boy. 
He assisted in the break room for lunchbreaks, (which he never recieved a nibble). He assisted in meetings and assisted in just being there, on our hard days. 
A few months ago, CornBread acted a little off..he was tested for many things, and kidney failure showed its nasty face.
Today, Hollie and Kelli and AHOW helped assist our boy across the bridge. Today we lost a co-worker.  Today, we lost  a friend. 
You Rest Now *Bread*
Your job here is done ❤️

December of 2018, we recieved this guy through owner surrender. Owner wanted him euthanized. Was he sick, no! This 11 year old cat didn't get along with their new kitten. Fast forward...hmmmm, CornBread, aka, Corny, was a hefty boy, weighing in over 20+#. We didn't have a cage large enough to hold him. Of course, we're not going to euthanize a healthy, very adoptable animal. We adopt out *only* pet animals, everyday. What do we do with him?
Diet Diet Diet, 1st and foremost.
We introduced him to Jenny Craig and he was placed on that wonderful diet plan and given free range, in the officers section, for exercise 😁. Fast forward .....this guy was never placed up for adoption. Why, you ask...cause we wanted to keep him and give him a job. Paw-ffice Manager. Now, CornBread would cry and put on a sob story about how nobody had fed him (everyday). Lie!! 🤣
His assistant, Hollie, worked hard on his diet plan and he lost all that floppy weight and thinned down to a handsome 14# Purebred Good Boy.
He assisted in the break room for lunchbreaks, (which he never recieved a nibble). He assisted in meetings and assisted in just being there, on our hard days.
A few months ago, CornBread acted a little off..he was tested for many things, and kidney failure showed its nasty face.
Today, Hollie and Kelli and AHOW helped assist our boy across the bridge. Today we lost a co-worker. Today, we lost a friend.
You Rest Now *Bread*
Your job here is done ❤️
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We love and miss you Corny B, the bestest good boy ever ❤

What a wonderful thing that he was loved and cared for in his later years. You guys are the very best !! I'm sad for you, but happy to live in a community with such great pro-animal advocates. Thank you for all you do. Peace.

I had the pleasure of meeting Cornbread. Clearly he was special. Sending my thoughts to you all who loved and cared for such a handsome boy. I know you will miss him. Run free and happy over the rainbow bridge sweet CornBread. 🫶🌈🐾

We are so sorry for your loss! We know all too well how these animals touch our lives. Thank you for loving him and giving him a loving home! RIP Corny!

Rest peacefully you will be missed, Corny B! Thank you for taking care of him everyone at the shelter. Blessings! ❤🙏

Sweet kitty. His face is beautiful. Your exquisite care and love for him helped him live his best life. I appreciate you all. I’m so sorry for your loss. As we say. But so happy for the love he gave you and you him. RIP Cornbread❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

So sorry for your loss. He was blessed to spend his last years with all of you! <3 <3 <3

Thank you for giving probably the best almost 4 years of his life. 🌈 so sorry for ya'lls loss!!

Prayers for you all and God bless you for giving him a good life.

He sounds like the best co-worker ever! To all who loved him - I am so sorry for your loss.

Blessings in this difficult time. He looks the happy boy in this pic. So happy you rescued and saved his years for love and care!

God bless you all for what you do and how you love them!!!!! I am sorry for your loss. ♥️

So sorry for the loss of your friend and co-worker. Rest In Peace little man!

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for giving him his best last days.

I’m so sorry, my heard goes out to all of you. I know he was special and wormed his way into your hearts. This is a sad day 😢💔🐾🌈

I’m so sorry

I’m so sorry praying for all of you

What a beautiful boy. So sorry for your loss.

Rest In Peace Cornbread. You’ve earned it.

So very sorry for the loss your friend. God bless all of you!!❤️

What sweet story! It is a testimony to the loving care the staff provides every day. I'm so happy to be a volunteer there and get to help with all "our" fur babies!

I am so sorry for the loss of this handsome fellow. He will be with all of you in spirit.

I’m so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for all your loss.

What a life well-lived! I’m sure he was sent over the bridge with lots of love.

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CONTEST TIME!!!!!!!

CONTEST TIME!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Why not challenge the top 3 donors to donate the gift cards back to the animals at the shelter?

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a something to look forward to after the food coma is over 😋
Dont forget we are closed Thursday and Friday and we re-open Saturday at noon for this special event!

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a something to look forward to after the food coma is over 😋
Don't forget we are closed Thursday and Friday and we re-open Saturday at noon for this special event!
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