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Taste of Compassion - Asheville, Nov. 7

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Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season! Taste of Compassion is the largest annual fundraiser on behalf of Asheville Humane Society and this year's event promises to be the best ever.

"Tails at Twilight" Taste of Compassion will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 6 to 9 PM at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center at 227 Cumberland Avenue in the Historic Montford District of Asheville. Tickets are available here and include an open bar of wine and beer, scrumptious vegetarian fare from leading Asheville establishments, entertainment, and lots of great items and experiences available for auction.

For the first time in the event's history supporters have the opportunity to purchase V.I.P. tickets which get them access to an exclusive V.I.Paw Lounge and private bar where they will be treated to champagne service and a custom truffle bar by French Broad Chocolates. And for security of these special guests, Asheville Humane Society in enlisting the services of the best furry "bouncers" in the biz! Only 50 V.I.P. tickets are available.

Local businesses, artists and individuals have generously donated a wide-range of items to the auction this year, including custom private parties, hot destination vacations, hand crafted jewelry, products and services for beloved pets as well as gift certificates for restaurants, concerts and more. Up for bid in the live auction is a 2016 Outback from Prestige Subaru!

Asheville Humane Society will be introducing a new innovation at this year's silent auction:  Mobile Bidding, a completely paperless bidding system. With mobile bidding, you will bid electronically on silent auction items using your smartphone. Bid Assistants equipped with tablets will also be available throughout the event. You can easily track your desired items by following their activity from your mobile device, without having to return to the actual item. There will be no auction bidding sheets on the display tables, which will eliminate overcrowding around auction items and allow you to bid from anywhere at the event! Mobile bidding will make the event run more efficiently from registration to checkout.

"Tails of Twilight" Taste of Compassion is generously presented by Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Sponsors include Wick & Greene Jewelers, Aloft Hotel, iHeart Media Asheville, Prestige Subaru, and Curbie.com. Hospitality sponsors include Greenlife Grocery, Highland Brewing Company, Mutual Distributing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Strada, Travinia, and Valet Gourmet. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals of Buncombe County and the life-saving programs of Asheville Humane Society.

Tickets are available here.


$10 Dog Adoptions Through Oct. 31

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At Asheville Humane Society, adoption fees have been lowered to just $10.00 for all canines over 25 pounds through October 31 in honor of Adopt a Dog Month!
Now is a great time to find a buddy for all of those wonderful Autumn activities! Searching for a pal to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway? You'll find plenty of pups who love riding in the car! Perhaps you long for a companion who will jump in those leaf piles with you or cozy up by your side on the couch in front of the fire. You'll find all kinds of canines who are ready to fall in love with you!
Although the love of a pet is priceless, $10.00 adoption fees represent 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.
Visit the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market), Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. And see all the animals available here: www.ashevillehumane.org .

Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Oct. 11

Hiking houndsOne of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities is the "Hiking Hounds" program. Two Sunday mornings each month, volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of the enrichment programming. You'll spend a few hours in Bent Creek hiking the trails with dogs who will love you for it.

The next hike with the Hiking Hounds group is Sunday, October 11. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com.

Hikers are signed up on a "first come-first served basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. And please make sure you can actually make the hike; if we have late cancellations, a dog gets left behind without a hike.

For more information visit the Hiking Hounds Facebook page.

Yappy Hour - Greenville, SC, Oct. 8

YappyEvery second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, October 8 from 6 to 8 PM.

For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools."

Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations.

For additional information, visit http://www.greenvillehumane.com/events