Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many precious pets for families or individuals to adopt. Their mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals, and place them into good, forever, loving homes. They are a foster-based rescue dedicated to saving the lives of all animals inc…

Rusty’s Legacy rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. All dogs receive medical treatment, behavioral and temperament evaluations and are spayed or neutered before adoption with the exception of puppies under the age of 16 weeks. They are currently in need of blankets for the dogs in their ken…

Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue has been rescuing animals in McDowell County for 23 years. They have a North Carolina Wildlife Rehabilitation license that allows them to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals back into their natural habitat. For more information, visit their Facebo…

The McDowell County Animal Shelter accepts stray animals and serves as an adoption center for those that are adoptable. Constantly the shelter is near or at capacity. Adoption rates are $65 for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens and include a mandatory spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination a…