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New Walking Garden at Asheville Humane Society

New Walking Garden at Asheville Humane Society Courtesy of the Donald C. Jones Foundation

Asheville Humane Society will hold a dedication at the new Doggie Walking Garden this Friday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. in recognition of the Donald C. Jones Foundation’s gift of $70,000. This is the second generous gift Asheville Humane Society has received from the Foundation.

The Doggie Walking Garden provides a quiet, tree-lined lawn with park benches and a dog drinking fountain for staff and volunteers to exercise shelter dogs. The Foundation’s gift also provided funds to purchase awnings for the shelter’s Doggie Pavilions. When dogs play outdoors in fenced play yards, the awnings provide shelter from rain, snow, wind and sun.

Barbara Gardner, trustee of the Foundation, will attend the dedication. “Donald Jones was a true dog lover and he believed very strongly in the mission of organizations such as Asheville Humane Society,” said Gardner.  “Don leaves a tremendous legacy to dogs in Buncombe County that are looking for a forever home.”

The Donald C. Jones Foundation was established with the idea that all dogs, even those without a family, should live a happy and healthy life.

Tracy Elliott, executive director of Asheville Humane Society, looks forward to participating in the dedication. “Our shelter dogs are enjoying their new and improved play areas. We appreciate the continued support and generosity of the Donald C. Jones Foundation.”

Who:  Asheville Humane Society
What:  Dedication of a new dog play area from the Donald C. Jones Foundation
When:  Friday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.Where:  Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane
Why:  To recognize the generosity of an incredible partner!

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.