The McDowell County Animal Shelter accepts stray animals and serves as an adoption center for those that are adoptable. Adoption rates are $65 for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, and includes a mandatory spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination and medical examination. Their hours are Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They can be reached by calling 652-6643 or visit them on Facebook. The shelter is located at 3751 N.C. 226 S. in Marion.