Our wonderful and dedicated staff members…

Meet Our Team

Left to right: Pam Coté, Executive Director; Amber Lowery, Office Manager; Tamara Arrowood, Kennel Manager

Left to right: Brittany Taylor, Office Assistant; Heather Young, Assistant Kennel Manager; Jacquie Lopez, Bookkeeper


Our Board

The MCAR Board of Directors meets once a month. Terms are three years. The organization benefits from board members who are leaders in the community, offer expertise in business, law, accounting, special events planning, writing, software programs, facilities. Please let us know of your skills or interest in serving as a board member. 


Jennifer Rambo

Susan Spruill
Vice President

Brette Barron

Courtney Martin


Lynn Allinger
Kevin Cox
Nora McKinney
Dana Moore
Jamie Snyder


Our Veterinarians


Our Local Law Enforcement


Our Advisors & Volunteers

Dr Jennie Stewart, Stewart's Mountain View Animal Hospital, vet of record  

Dr Stacy Jones, Cane River Veterinary Wellness Clinic, spay/neuter vet


Our local Law Enforcement organizations are an integral part of our operations, and are at the forefront of investigating cases of possible animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect.

Many thanks to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department, the Spruce Pine Police Department, and the Bakersville Police Department.


Our advisors are community members and past board members who generously offer their time and expertise to consult and assist with our ongoing efforts. 

Volunteers are people who care about animals and want to help. And they are crucial to our work. Yes, we always need cash donations but it doesn't end there. Just as important are the many ways you can help the animals of Mitchell County by offering your time and skills to the shelter. 


Our Partners