Asheville Humane Society to Participate in
2014 ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon
Community Support Needed to Find Homes for Animals and Save More Lives
Asheville Humane Society today announced that they are one of 33 animal rescue organizations receiving grant funding to participate in the 2014 ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon event, presented by Subaru, which will take place October 17-18. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is granting a total of $220,000 to support large-scale adoption events held simultaneously nationwide in an effort to save more lives of shelter animals.
“The ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon is a great motivator for the members of our community to help the many wonderful cats and dogs in our Adoption Center find loving homes,” said Jennifer Brehler, Interim Director of Asheville Humane Society. “Working together with other area rescues, we can save even more animals together and enrich the lives of new adopting families.”
Who: Asheville Humane Society & Other Area Rescues
What: ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon Adoption Event, Presented by Subaru
Where: Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane (just off Brevard Road, south of the WNC Farmers Market)
When: October 17 – 18, Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Why: A nationwide effort to work together, finding as many homes as possible for homeless animals in need
Fees: Adoption fees starting at $10
About Asheville Humane Society
For over 30 years Asheville Humane Society has been saving homeless Buncombe County animals. Today we operate both our own state-of-the-art Adoption and Education Center and the County’s only open door shelter where no local animal is ever turned away. We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused, injured and lost animals. We provide education, training and support to keep pets in their homes. Asheville Humane Society has earned the highest rating of Four Stars from Charity Navigator, a designation achieved by only 25% of all charities nationwide. Our nationally recognized innovative programs and partnerships are steadily moving Buncombe County toward a no-kill community.