Nahimana Forest

A sanctuary for abandoned kittens on 22 acres of managed wildlife habitat.

Located in Ashe County, North Carolina, we are dedicated to serving the needs of neglected animals throughout the High Country Region. Though our initial focus is rescuing and providing adoptive services for kittens, as we grow and receive the required certifications, we will expand to care for more animals. Additionally, we maintain a Certified Wildlife Habitat on our 36 acres of forest land.  We are registered as a Nonprofit Organization in the state of North Carolina and are currently applying for tax exempt status with the IRS.

An important part of our services is to provide education to children through storytime with our cats and kittens, focused on character building, and we provide experiential learning through our animals and land for young adults to become more aware of our interconnectedness and value.  Through our work, we deliver the message of the worthiness of all living creatures and the ways in which we are bound together.   As licensed foster parents for children who have experienced neglect, we have the opportunity for shared healing with the animals and to demonstrate the significance of our human/animal connection.