Barn Cat Program

Ashe County Animal Control has established a “Barn Cat Program” which are feral cats that have been spayed or neutered and are available to work on your farm, eliminating pests in around your barns and outbuildings.
If you have any questions about any of the programs, to claim or adopt a pet, call Animal Control at 336-982-4060 or come out to the facility at 767 Fred Pugh Rd.


Ashe Animal Control is partnering with Randy Marion Ford to help expand the “No Empty Bowl” Pet Pantry in WJ. Local businesses have partnered to help give out Free Dog & Cat Food & Pet items to folks in need. These businesses are: Barks & Co.; The Wranglin Mae; Boondocks Brewing; Creative Printers & Backstreet Subs. These businesses are also accepting items for Dogs & Cats. For more info call Animal Control @ 336-982-4060

You can also go by Parson’s Farms in WJ for Free Straw for your pet’s bedding this winter season.

October 2, 2023

Found: Very friendly female adult Blue Tick Coon Hound with a leather collar found on Waggoner Access Road, Please call Ashe County Animal Control at 336-982-4060

Found: 3-4 year old male intact German shepherd wearing a wide black collar. Found on Big Horse Creek on the 27th of September. Contact Ashe County Animal Control at 336-982-4060 to claim.

August 31, 2023

Missing: From the Wahoo area in Todd, a solid Black Female German Shepherd. Wearing a Purple Carhart Collar with name & info. She’s very friendly & microchipped. Answers to “Maya”. A $200 Reward offered for her safe return. Call 828-964-0152

Missing: From Little Laurel in Creston, a Small, Female Chihuahua. She’s mostly Black & Tan with some White on her Chest, the tip of her Tail and Paws. Answers to “Coco”. If seen call 828-263-9745

Found: At Jefferson Landing Club, a Black & White Kitten wearing a collar with a bell on it. To claim call 843-812-0264

Found: A Small Kitten, on the 4-lane in front of the ABC Store in WJ. To claim call 336-977-6781

August 18, 2023

Missing: From East Jefferson near Jefferson Landing, a Male, Black Lab mix dog wearing a leather collar. Has some gray around his chin. Answers to “Buddy” Call 336-977-6884

Missing: From Glendale Springs, a 16-year-old Blanket Back, Female Beagle. She has a large cyst on her left back leg, very friendly. She’s a pet and will not hunt. If seen please call 336-452-8211 or 336-982-9096

Found: On Hwy. 221 near the Convenience Center, a Light Brown, Intact Male Dog, wearing a Leather Collar. Looks to be hound mix. Very friendly, weighs about 40 lbs. To claim call 815-238-2440

August 4, 2023

Found: On Flat Rock Rd. in Crumpler, a young Tri-colored Male, Beagle. Call to claim 336-977-1495

August 4, 2023

Found: In Fleetwood, near Railroad Grade Road, a large young male dog with brindle coloring and a white spot on front of chest. Very friendly, no collar. Call 336-977-4517

August 2, 2023

Missing: From the Ray Field Acres area, a male, 2-year-old Shih-Tzu / Chihuahua mix dog. White with Tan and a little brown, very friendly, but can be skittish with around strangers. Weighs about 6-7 lbs. His name is “Snickers” If seen call 336-977-2037 - $250 REWARD OFFERED

Found: Near, East Whenlin Ridge Road in Lansing, a Brown Pit Mix Dog. No collar. Call 336-624-1676

July 14, 2023

Missing: From Ore Knob Mine Rd in Jefferson, a Small, Black Male Mixed Breed Dog, has a white tip on his tail which curls up and white on his feet. Answers to “Bob” If Seen call……………………………………………………………………………………………………..…..336-982-9471

Found: In Smethport, a tan & white dog. Looks like a Boxer Mix, apx. 70-lbs, no collar. To claim, call 336-977-8352

July 6, 2023

Missing: From Wade E. Vannoy Drive in West Jefferson, an 8-week-old, dark, solid gray kitten, with long hair and gray/blue eyes. Very friendly, and might answer to JoJo. If found, call 336-977-5471

June 30, 2023

Found: Between Brushy Fork Rd & Antioch Rd near the Tennessee line, a Neutered Male Dog, looks to be Border Collie Mix with a docked tail. Very sweet, white with Blackish Gray Speckles, wearing a Black collar, no tags. To claim call 757-343-9081

June 29, 2023

Found: On East Healing Springs Rd, just before turning on 16, a Large, Black Male Dog. Appears to be young, looks to be a Lab Mix, wearing a large tan Kong collar, super friendly. To claim call 980-635-9097

June 23, 2023

Missing: from 18723 NC Hwy. 88 in Creston, a Small Female Havanese Dog, looks similar to a Shih-Tzu. She has Dark Brown Nose with Brown & White Hair. The hair on her face is long. She’s very skittish but may go to someone if they have a treat. Her name is “Spice”. There is a $500 Reward for her SAFE return. Call 828-773-0171 or 828-266-3339 or 828-964-4890


Missing: Form Davis Rd. in the Flatrock area, a 10-week-old Female, Black & Tan Beagle puppy. Answers to “Molly” If found call…………………………………………………...336-982-4047

June 16, 2023

Missing: From an Air B&B at 640 Fairview Heights in Boone, a Female Jack Russell Terrier. She’s 17 years old and hard of hearing & microchipped. Answers to “Cali” If found, call 919-592-7527

May 12, 2023

Missing: From Ed Little Rd in Creston, a 2-year-old, Black & White short haired, male neutered cat, weighs about 18 lbs. His front legs are shorter than his back legs. He’s very friendly. Answers to “Lucky”. If seen call 828-964-1590

May 9, 2023

Missing: From the Three Top area on Millard Rd, a Female 1 ½-year-old Shepherd Mix. Wearing a Cow Bell & a Radio Collar, no tags. She will Cautiously, respond to her name, “Abby” If seen call 336-385-7422

May 5, 2023

Missing: From Shelter Baptist Church Rd a Female Sheltie / Border Collie Mix. Wearing a Red Collar & and Flea Collar. She may also have a bandana on from a recent Grooming appointment. Answers to “Molly”. If seen call 336-877-7448

April 14, 2023

Found: On Whenlin Ridge Rd. in Lansing, a smaller, Intact Male Black Lab Mix dog with a white chest & white feet. Very Friendly, No Collar. To claim call 336-877-6536

April 5, 2023

Missing: A 2-year-old Boxer visiting from Florida, went missing from Big Peak Creek Rd. in Laurel Springs, Very Friendly, Brown in color. She was wearing a Turquoise Collar & tag with owners’ info. Answers to “Lily” If seen call 707-357-2227

April 4, 2023

Missing: On NC 194 near Sturgills in Lansing, a Male Siamese Cat, wearing a Flea collar & a collar with owner’s name & info. Answers to “Biss”. If seen call 612-760-0350

February 22, 2023

Found: On Roaring Fork Road in Creston, a young Female, Large Yellow Lab mix & an Older Male Yellow Lab Mix, may go by the name ROY. Both believe to be related / On Little Laurel Church in Creston, a White & Tan Male pup / Found on Magan Lane in WJ, a young tan female dog with blue eyes found. Call Animal Control to claim 336-982-4060

February 20, 2023

Missing: From Ed Little Rd in Creston, a Neutered, Male Brown Chihuahua around 7-8 years old. Answers to “Teddy-Bear”. Last seen on Feb. 8th. Wearing a Blue Collar with a bone shaped ID tag. He needs his medications. If seen call 336-977-5910

February 9, 2023

Missing: Missing: From Creston, a small Female, Gray & White, Pit Mix. Wearing 2 collars with tags. Very Friendly. Answers to “Soma”. If seen call 774-254-7806

Missing: From Woodland Trail off of Deep Ford Rd, an Older, Solid White, Male American Eskimo Dog. He’s Very Friendly & wearing a Red Collar, No Tags. Answers to “Fritz” A $200 Reward is offered for his safe return. Call 336-620-7080

PET of the WEEK

WKSK is proud to present “The Pet of the Week"!

PET OF THE WEEK: “George”, he’s a very friendly, 2-year-old, American Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He has a gorgeous dark body with light brindle in color, playful and lots of love to share. Good with other dogs, and enjoys playtime and interacting with people. He’s learning basic obedience commands and is walking well on a leash. This guy is ready to go to his forever home! You can find a picture of “George” on the WKSK website. For information on how you can adopt “George” visit the Ashe County Animal Control FB page or call them @ 336-982-4060.

Visit the Face Book page for Ashe County Animal Control for links & Info on how you can adopt this pet or call them at 336-982-4060.


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