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Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Dec. 11

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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,December 11. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 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.

Rock for Rescues - River Arts District, Asheville, Dec. 9

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On Friday, December 9 at 8 PM, "Rock for Rescues" will be held at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District, Asheville. The concert, which will be an annual event, is a benefit for Asheville Humane Society with tickets available at just $10 each.

The concert will feature the performers Poet Radio, Mason Jar Menagerie, Brother Oliver, and The Mudbottoms.

All proceeds from Rock for Rescues will go directly to Asheville Humane Society to help provide food, bedding and medical care to Buncombe County animals in need.

For concert tickets, visit: http://www.thegreyeagle.com/event/1349531-rock-for-rescues-benefit-asheville/

Free Puppies W.I.N. Session - Asheville, Dec. 10

ID-100237348Puppies 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, December 10 from 9 to 10:30 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoptin & 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.

Image: Khunaspix, Freedigitalphotos.net

Paws to Give - Asheville, Dec. 8

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Join Brother Wolf Animal Rescue for Paws to Give on Thursday, December 8. This festive holiday evening benefits animals in need. It's a fun, formal event that includes a delicious plated dinner, drinks, a live and silent auction, and live entertainment.

There will be something for everyone on your holiday list at the auction. Browse items from local restaurants and shops, bid on exciting travel packages and take part in unique giving opportunities. When you do your holiday shopping with Brother Wolf, all proceeds go directly to supporting animals in need.

The event will be held at The Venue in downtown Asheville. Cocktail hour and silent auction begins at 5:30 PM. Plated dinner and live auction begins at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $100 each or $175 for a pair of tickets. Tickets must be purchased online. For more information, visit: https://pawstogive.bwar.org/

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.