Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 as a foster and transport rescue with a mission to save animals from euthanasia in Transylvania County. In 2012 we expanded our scope of services by opening our shelter in nearby Fletcher, NC. This move enabled us to expand our services, work with more county shelters, and save more lives.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization we operate with only a small staff of kennel workers, a part-time thrift store employee, and we have no paid executive director. It is our amazing group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are the heartbeat of our organization and we are immensely proud of the work we accomplish together.

Our sole mission is to find “furever” homes for homeless, abandoned, and often neglected animals in our community. We do that through local adoptions, community events, and special programs including the Aloft Adoption Program and New Leash on Life at the Western Carolina Correctional Center for Women.

Mission Statement

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue is a Western North Carolina non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to saving the lives of adoptable dogs and cats who would die without our intervention.

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Vision Statement

All homeless, neglected, and abandoned dogs and cats in Western North Carolina are placed in safe and loving homes.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Every year, thousands of dogs and cats end up at county animal shelters in Western North Carolina. Some are brought in as strays and some are abandoned by the very people they loved and trusted to care for them. Without Charlie’s Angels, many of these innocent animals would be euthanized or left to die alone. Our shelter partners in six Western North Carolina counties rely on us to accept cats and dogs often ignored by others – the abused, neglected, abandoned, and senior animals.

Some of the animals are immediately placed in a foster home, but the majority are brought to our shelter in Fletcher, NC. That’s the day that these animals get a second chance at a better life. We love them, heal their wounds, get them training if they need it, and in many cases provide life-saving medical treatment. When they are ready, we find the perfect home where they can begin living again.

From our very beginning we have been a volunteer-driven organization. We have a small part-time staff at our shelter and our thrift store, but it’s our volunteers who are the heartbeat of our rescue and the reason we are able to do what we do – save lives.

What Does CAAR Do?

Every animal rescued by CAAR is seen by our volunteer veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, tested for heartworms, treated for any medical conditions (including heartworms), and spayed or neutered. Approximately 25% of our animals also require dental care, often requiring surgery.

When it is necessary, we provide training to help them be the adoptable animal we know they are deep inside. We love and care for each of the animals until they are adopted… no matter how long that takes.

If you are interested in adopting any of our rescues, click here for information about the adoption process, or view our adoptable pets. If you aren’t able to adopt at this time, we encourage you to consider becoming a foster. Foster homes play a vital role in keeping animals safe and secure while a rescue or adoption arrangement is made. There are also lots of ways to help out as a volunteer. Click here to complete a volunteer application, or contact us for more information.

Thank You To Our Partners Who Support Our Work

We rely on generous sponsors to help us continue our mission to save animals.

Aloft Hotels
Petco Foundation
Lost Pet U.S.A.
Hunter Hometown Foundation
Chewy Gives Back