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ARF Expense chart

ARF’s 2012-3 expenses

ARF (Humane Society of Jackson County) is a 501(c)3 organization. Our status as a tax-exempt public charity can be verified on Guidestar and the IRS web pages. Our 501(c)3 number is 56-1575881.

Your contributions are desperately needed. ARF spends an average of $150 per animal on rescues, and sometimes considerably more if the animal is sick, neglected, heart worm positive, or injured when it comes into our care. We only charge $60-$70 for most adoptions. Your donation helps ARF rescue dogs and cats that are injured, sick, starving, or otherwise neglected.

ARF also subsidizes spay and neuter by providing coupons for people needing assistance or those who rescue multiple animals. Your donations help us recover these costs as well.

Memberships and contributions to ARF are tax deductible.For more information call 1-877-ARF-JCNC, or email donate (at)

Donate by mail

Please your donation by mail to:

The Jackson County Humane Society
PO Box 298
Sylva, NC 28779

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When you sign up at IGive through this link, you can shop online at great online stores such as,,,, Barnes&,,,, and many others, while donating up to 26% of the proceeds to ARF.


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When you go to and select the Humane Society of Jackson County Inc., (specify the one in Sylva, NC) as your designated charity, ARF will receive money every time you shop under “” (We won’t receive funds if you don’t use the “smile” part). That’s an easy, free way to support us!


Be a foster parent

We are also always looking for good folks to foster animals waiting for adoption. The more people who can help, the more animals we can save. Please contact us at the address above or by email at adopt (at) if you are interested.

Assist with food

We appreciate your food donations, though ARF foster parents seldom use donated food because they must keep their dogs and cats on consistent diets. We use your donated food to help those who need assistance feeding their pets during difficult economic times.

If you are having trouble paying for pet food during tough financial times, don’t abandon your pet. Pet abandonment is on the rise, and most animals surrendered at shelters will be euthanized. Contact ARF at (877) ARF-JCNC to ask about assistance. And if you’re interested in contributing to this effort, we need to hear from you too. Every little bit helps!


ARF is always looking for volunteers to drive dogs to no-kill shelters in the northeast. These drives are long, but ARF pays expenses–including an overnight stay–and you always share driving with an experienced partner.

Other opportunities

ARF needs fundraisers, spay/neuter trip volunteers, and plenty of other assistance. Call 877-273-5262 (877-ARF-JCNC) to talk about it, or drop by and see us some Saturday afternoon.