Appalachian Wildlife Rescue 

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Appalachian Wild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to coordinate the needs of wildlife rehabilitation in Western North Carolina by providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, support for the wildlife rehabilitation network, and conservation education to the community.
Determine if the animal truly needs human intervention or if its wild mother has it tucked away for safekeeping while she is out foraging.  Click the “Found an Animal” tab at for educational flowcharts on birds, mammals, and reptiles to learn what action needs to be taken to best serve the animal.
The number of injured and orphaned wildlife is increasing significantly each year due to increased human/animal interactions, including lot clearing, traffic collisions, food/plastics litter, etc.  It is projected that more than 2,000 animals will be cared for at our wildlife care facility in 2020. Please help us provide care for them by donating today at
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Your support saves wild lives! 

The number of injured and orphaned wildlife is increasing significantly every year. The Appalachian Wild Urgent Care facility provides emergency care to save wild animals. ​Please help by spreading the word & donate today!


Laps and Naps Color LogoProviding cage free home environment for Senior Cats to live out their lives or be adopted into a loving home.

Domesticated 0850Laps and Naps Home for Senior Cats aspires to be a model for the humane care of all cats in their senior years.

  • Open a sanctuary for senior cats in a cage-free home environment that is designed for the comfort, well-being and pleasure of the cats until they can be adopted or to live out their lives with love and care in the sanctuary.
  • Provide both long- and short-term foster care where cats can live in a home while awaiting adoption or transition to the sanctuary.
  • Provide peace of mind to cat guardians by accepting their companions when they are no longer able to care for them.
  • Pull senior cats from local shelters to provide a home environment and care appropriate for their special needs.

Want to support this cause, volunteer or foster a cat?


Nancy Gavin  828-447-1230

151 NC Highway 9, Ste B #167, Black Mountain, NC 28711


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Canine Therapy Partners WNC

Caring People & Sweet Dogs

Sharing Our 4-Legged Friends to Spread Smiles & Joy

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ATD provides testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities. We’re a network of caring volunteers who are willing to share our special canines to bring smiles and joy to people, young and old alike.

Whether you and your dog are looking to become a certified therapy team or your facility would like to start a therapy dog program, Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) is your #1 choice for pet therapy.

Over 15,000 Volunteer Members & Growing

Join our family of friendly dogs and owners and handlers who share with those who are unable to own a pet or are in a health facility separated or away from their pets.

Please contact Les Manier at for Canine Testing and more info about Pet Therapy in WNC!


Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund


Asheville Cat Weirdos is a registered nonprofit organization serving people and their cats in Western North Carolina. Our food pantry is stocked with donated food, litter, and non-prescription medication that is sealed in its original packaging and has not expired. Some packaging may be damaged in the transportation process.

Our pantry can offer up to a three month supply of cat food (divided into biweekly installments) before re-application is required.Ringo-600x800

In 2018, the Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund Emergency Veterinary Assistance program helped 132 cats, with a total of $38,814.52! The more we do, the more we realize our program is desperately needed in the area, and we’re expected to grow in 2019 and beyond.









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