Your contribution to Appalachian Animal Rescue is used to save animals lives. Donations are used to provide food, medical care and shelter for animals. The money also helps us provide services and  programs to our community, including adoption events and spay/neuter programs. Please consider giving today!


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Food & Wishlist Items:

We are always in need of food for our furry friends and other items that are needed to keep the shelter clean. As a shelter that runs solely off of donations, we will always accept and be grateful for any item that is donated for our animals.  We have a wishlist of food items we would prefer to receive, only because it makes it easier on our furry friends if their food does not change on a weekly basis.

Donations can be dropped off at our shelter, thrift store, Appalachian Dental Associates or Mountain Willow.

Wish List:

1. Purina dog food - wet and dry

2. Purina puppy food - wet and dry

3. Purina cat chow - wet and dry

4. Purina kitten chow - wet and dry

5. 39 gallon trash bags

6. Dawn dish detergent

7. Kitty litter

8. Gently used or new blankets and towels

9. Paper towels

10. Bleach

11. Laundry detergent

Drop Off Locations


851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 - 5. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Thrift Store

1521 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 - 4. Closed Sunday.

Appalachian Dental Associates

329 Westgate Plaza, Franklin, NC 28734

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 - 5. 

Mountain Willow

71 Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734

Thrift Store Donations:

We accept donations at our thrift store during the hours of 10-3 Tuesday through Saturday.  Sales from donations at our thrift store go directly to the costs of running the humane society.