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Welcome to Athens Animal Rescue Shelter

The Athens Animal Rescue Shelter has responded to animals in need through the generous support of individuals, businesses, and foundations. We provide shelter, food, medical treatment, love and care to every animal that is brought to our facility. Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through care, education, and advocacy.

At this time, we are only open for Appointment Only. Please contact us to make an appointment. Thank you!




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We work with the ASPCA to transport our dogs to shelters with a shortage of adoptable dogs. This great program helps get more furry friends adopted and into their forever homes!

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Pet News

New Cat Condos 2

Athens Animal Rescue Shelter has been awarded $10,000 grant from the ASPCA%C2%AE (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals%C2%AE). The grant, was combined with generous donations from residents of Henderson County to purchase new cat housing for the Athens Animal Rescue Shelter.

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2021 Bissel Ets May National Posts 5 9 25

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Reduced Adoption Fees Across the Country. Athens Animal Rescue Shelter is one of 200 Animal Shelters Participating in the National Empty the Shelters adoption event May 5-9th!

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Thank you to our Partners!!!