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Hiking Hounds - Asheville, July 31

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, July 31. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: 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.


Rabies Clinic - Columbus, NC, July 30

VaccineThe Foothills Humane Society will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, July 30 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Foothills Humane Society Pavilion, 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus, NC.

Rabies vaccinations (1 and 3 year) are available for $10 and distemper vaccinations are $8. Microchips are available for $15 and a nail trim is $5. All dogs must be on leash and all cats must be in a carrier. The clinic will be held rain or shine and will end promptly at 1 PM.

For additional information, call (828) 863-4444.


Summer Adoption Special at Foothills Humane Society

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Foothills Humane Society in Columbus, NC is running a "Woof 'n Purr" Sizzling Summer Adoption Special until Labor Day, September 5.

Cats and kittens will be available at an adoption fee of just $10 each. Dogs 25 pounds and up are available at just $40 -- a 50 percent reduction in adoption fee. All adopters must be approved by the Humane Society.

Foothills Humane Society is located at 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus. For more information, visit: www.foothillshumanesociety.org, or call (828) 863-4444.


$5 Dog Adoptions - Asheville, July 22, 23

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The dog days of summer are here... and Asheville Humane Society has an abundance of dogs to choose from.  They want you to come meet their sea of four-legged creatures at the special "Finding Fido" adoption promotion.

On Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, dogs 25 pounds and up are available for a mere $5 adoption fee. Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $5 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian.

Come visit the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market) from 10 AM to 6 PM and find priceless love! 


July 21: ASPCA's No Pet Store Puppies Day

Thursday, July 21 is ASPCA's "No Pet Store Puppies Day."

This information is from the ASPCA:

Every year, tens of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills where they are forced to live in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions. Many suffer from behavioral and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices. Please take the following three actions to help fight puppy mills!

  1. Watch and Share Our Video
    We know buying a puppy from a pet store or online might make you happy, but your purchase would most likely support the cruel puppy mill industry. Watch and share our short video to learn more about puppy mills and spread the word about making adoption your first option. 
  2. Join Our No Pet Store Puppies Day Twitter Chat
    Have questions about puppy mills? Speak with our experts on July 21 at 1:00 P.M. during our No Pet Store Puppies Day Twitter chat (hashtag #NPSP). We’ll answer all your questions about puppy mills, plus we'll be asking our fans trivia questions about this important issue for the chance to win a puppy mill message tee.
  3. Sign the Pledge
    Puppy mills put profit ahead of the welfare of the dogs who live in them, many of whom never get to leave. By shopping at pet stores or websites that sell puppies—even when you’re not actually buying a puppy—you could indirectly support the cruel puppy mill industry. Sign and share our pledge that when you shop for pet supplies, including food and toys, you’ll give your business to stores that do not sell puppies.