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Free Puppies W.I.N. Session-Asheville, April 25

Two puppiesPuppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window.

Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home.

Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 9 to 11 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market).

Note: Humans only please!

Visit www.petbehavioraid.org for additional details.

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$7 Adoptions-Asheville, April 17, 18

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 8.29.49 AMSpring is here! The flowers are blooming and so are the hopes of all of the animals at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center. To celebrate new beginnings, adoption fees have been lowered to just $7.00 for all dogs and cats over 6 months old during the Spring Fling Adoption Promotion on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, from 10 AM to 6 PM. This promotion is generously sponsored by Four Seasons Plumbing.

Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $7 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, one month of complimentary pet health insurance, and a free veterinary wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. 

See all the animals waiting for you at www.ashevillehumane.org. Then come visit the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Avery County Humane Society Birthday Bash-Newland, NC, April 18

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 2.28.01 PMThe Avery County Humane Society will be holding a Birthday Bash and Fundraiser on Saturday, April 18 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Everyone is welcome.

The Avery County Adoption and Education Center is located at 279 New Vale Road, Newland, NC (behind Ingles). The facility has over 21,000 square feet of space for animals and people. It is a bright, open design with a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere. Almost half the space is dedicated directly to animal care. The Society relocated to its new facility in April 2012.

Avery County Humane Society is a privately owned, operated, and funded shelter. Income sources are: Adoption fees, Happy Paws Pet Boutique located in the shelter, Paws and Claws resale store, fundraising events, grants, and general donations. Avery County Humane Society receives no direct funding from the government, United Way, or any other national group with a similar name. It is NOT affiliated with any county or national organization. They have approximately 1500 visitors per year and close to 800 adoptions in 2013.

For more information, visit www.averyhumane.org