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Mission Statement

Animal Compassion Network is the largest no-kill, non-profit animal rescue organization located in Western North Carolina. Through the hard work of its volunteers and foster homes, ACN has found loving, permanent homes for more than 4000 cats and dogs since 1999.


Animal Compassion Network, founded in 1997, has grown to over 500 members and volunteers. ACN is a non-profit animal rescue group that fosters and finds homes for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in Western North Carolina. In 2005, ACN found loving homes through our foster care network for 735 unwanted and homeless animals, and we assisted in the adoption of almost 100 cats and dogs from outlying shelters where hope is hard to find. We increased our spay/neuter programs in 2005 by 32%, altering a record 1632 animals! We also fed hundreds of hungry cats and dogs through our Pet Food Assistance Program and fought diligently for more compassionate laws. And! we did all of this while taking in over 100 cats and dogs, rescued from the destruction of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Your support as volunteers, members, foster homes and donors is vital to our success. You are the reason we someday will become a community of No More Homeless Pets.

What do we do?

An important part of our mission is to provide an alternative to kill shelters operated with county funding. As people become more aware of the millions of animals euthanized in our nation each year, our society strives to move towards a no kill solution. ACN is doing its part to move Western North Carolina in this direction but we cannot do it alone. Without community support, our efforts alone are not enough to solve this huge national problem.

How can you help?

ACN is a group of people who love animals and work hard to make a better life for our animals and to improve our community. We have jobs, families and responsibilities but are willing to give a little bit extra to make a difference. You too can help make a difference by making a monetary donation, making a donation of needed supplies, joining as a member and/or joining as a volunteer. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated by all of us and the animals that are rescued.



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