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Low Cost Vaccinations - Asheville, Dec. 4

Asheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Sunday, December 4 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC. No appointment is necessary.

Services provided:

Rabies 1 year  |  (Dogs or cats over 3 months)  |  $10.00
Rabies 3 year  |  (Dogs or cats with rabies paper certificate)  |  $10.00  
-Rabies tags are not accepted as proof of rabies vaccination-
Bordetella - Kennel cough  |  (Dogs over 2 months)  |  $15.00
DA2PPV - |  (Dogs 6 to 12 weeks or under 25 lbs)  |  $15.00
DA2PPV + Lepto - |  (Dogs 12 weeks or older and over 25 lbs)  |  $15.00
FVRCP/FELV - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Leukemia  |  (Cats over 2 months)  | $20.00
FVRCP  (Cats over 2 months)  |   $15.00
FELV |  (Cats over 2 months)  |   $15.00
Microchip  |  (Dogs or cats over 2 months)  |  $15.00

Please note: Cash is the only accepted form of payment.

Pet Photos with Santa in December - Asheville

ID-100297782Santa is standing by... he's ready to have his picture taken with your pet! Get a holiday keepsake while you make a donation to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

Pet photos with Santa will be available outside the Nike Factory Store at Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road in Asheville. The schedule for photos is as follows:

Dec. 1, 5 - 7 PM
Dec. 8, 5 - 7 PM
Dec. 15, 5 - 7 PM

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Pet Loss Support Groups in December

ID-100168542Asheville, Wednesday,December 7: A pet loss support group meets at 6 PM on the first Wednesday of each month. Location: Jefferson House, 21 Edwin Place (next to the Unitarian Universalist church), Asheville. Donations accepted. Call (828) 254-6001 for additional information.

Waynesville, Wednesday, December 21: A pet loss support group meets from 6 to 7 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. Location: Kimball Counseling, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A, Waynesville. Donations accepted. Registration required. For additional information and to register, call Susan Kimball, LCSW, at (828) 226-7366.

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Youth for Sarge - A Unique Program to Help Haywood County Animals

Screen Shot 2016-11-05 at 3.06.56 PMYouth for Sarge’s is a volunteer group for youth ages 8-17 that supplement and support the mission of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Waynesville, NC. Although youth can’t handle the animals in Sarge’s care due to liability, they can still  help in the mission by fundraising, educating themselves, their peers and most of all having fun! You can participate in Sarge's unique reading to animals program.
All reading program participants must complete a brief orientation, including information on how to read an animals’ body language. The reading program orientation is different from the regular Sarge’s volunteer orientation. Participants should bring their own reading material to each session. 

Option 1: Participation with parents

A child may participate at any time during Sarge’s adoption centers hours from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, while accompanied by their legal guardian or caregiver. The adult and child must have gone through Sarge’s volunteer orientation, signed all paperwork, understand and adhere the rules for youth volunteers and the adult must maintain constant supervision of the child throughout their time at the adoption center and must follow the same rules as the child during reading time.

Option 2: Group reading time without parents

Children may participate in the Reading for Reassurance Program during designated times as part of the Youth for Sarge Program. The child must be a member of Youth for Sarge and parents/legal guardians must sign up for a specific time slot in order to drop off children to be monitored by the Youth for Sarge team. Participation is based on first come, first serve basis for signing up for available time slots. Participants should bring their own reading material to each session.

For more information and to complete an application for the reading program, visit here: http://www.sargeanimals.org/youth-for-sarge/