Unfortunately, AHS cannot take stray animals found outside of Buncombe County. Our goal is to reunite lost animals with their families. If the animal is found outside of Buncombe County and brought to our shelter, his/her owners may not be looking for their animal here, this dramatically decreases the chances of the animal being reunited with their family. Additionally, AHS is contracted by the County to care for the animals and provide services to the residents of Buncombe County. As a result, we are unable to take in animals from outside of our County.