Our Relocation Program saves hundreds of lives each year. In 2021, 586 lives were saved through this program!

We send animals to partner shelters across the country.

Due to the low number of strays in these areas, shelters are willing to place our animals into their care, providing us with more space to take in additional Buncombe County animals. The average length of stay for animals who have been relocated to other shelters is just three days before they’re adopted!

Where to?

First, we identify a rescue partner and confirm they have space to take in adoptable animals.

Who's going?

We discuss what types of animals they have space for and any preferences. For example, Hound dogs are more uncommon in the northeast, and partners in that region are often excited to receive hounds.

How do they get there?

We ensure all animals have the required medical workups to travel. They are loaded and ready to travel first class. With temperature control, spacious crates, clean litter pans (for cats), ice water, calming pheromone spray, and frequent checks, we make sure they are as comfortable as possible!

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