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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.

Asheville Humane Society Helps Keep Senior Dogs in Loving Homes

Matthew, a disabled veteran, and Zeke, a ten-year-old Boxer, are enjoying life together thanks to a program of Asheville Humane Society that helps keep senior dogs in their loving homes and out of shelters.

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Robbery at Asheville Humane Society’s Community Center

On Saturday, March 13 at 11:10 PM, two unidentified individuals stole $2,000 worth of fencing supplies from an outdoor enclosure at Asheville Humane Society's Community Center (located at 1425 Patton Avenue in West Asheville).

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Asheville Humane Society Announces New Board Members

Asheville Humane Society announced the appointment of six new members to their board of directors. This brings the number of board members to thirteen.

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Asheville Humane Society Reopens Adoption Center

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After operating by appointment only since the pandemic began, Asheville Humane Society has recently reopened their Adoption Center to walk-ins.

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Local Foster Hero Recognized for Saving Lives in Asheville

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Asheville Humane Society is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing Local Foster Hero, Dawn Marie Klug, for stepping up and saving animal lives in Asheville.

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Asheville Humane Society Announces Tracy Elliott’s Departure

Asheville Humane Society announces that their executive director, Tracy Elliott, has resigned from his position, effective February 15. Last month, Elliott informed the organization and its supporters of his planned departure. Personal matters are calling him to be closer to his parents in the Midwest, and Elliott has accepted the position of President at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.

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Ingles to Donate 50 Cases of Cat Food to Asheville Humane Society

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On Wednesday, November 7 at 9 AM, Ingles Markets will be delivering 2 pallets of dry cat food to Asheville Humane Society for their Pet Food Assistance Program.

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Asheville Humane Society to Host Pop-Up Cat Cafe

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Kitten season is in full swing and Asheville Humane Society has plenty of felines who need loving homes. To help them all get adopted, Asheville Humane Society will host its first pop-up cat cafe on Friday and Saturday, August 3 - 4, in Gerber Village (Suite 104). Gerber Mills LLC is temporarily donating the unoccupied space to Asheville Humane Society for this event.

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$5 Fur-iends Adoption Special

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Valentine's Day has come and gone, but Tuesday is National Love Your Pet Day, and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating all week long with a $5 "Fur-iends" adoption special! Adoption fees are $5 for all animals who are 6 months of age and older, now through Saturday, February 24. 

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Dine To Be Kind on March 7

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On Tuesday, March 7, participating Asheville area restaurants are donating 15% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society during the nonprofit's 14th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Dr. David Crouch and Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery.

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