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Pet Toy Drive and Holiday Pet Photos at Asheville Outlets, Nov. and Dec.

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Asheville Outlets, off I-26 at Exit 33 (800 Brevard Road) will host two holiday events on behalf of animals.

From November 1 through December 21, pet toys (dogs and cats only) for needy pets will be accepted at participating store locations. PetGazette will also be hosting a "Pet Way Station & Watering Fountain" during this time.

Also, on December 3, 10, and 17, from 5 to 7 PM, bring your pet for a holiday photo.

Visit www.shopashevilleoutlets.com for further details.

Image: Asheville Outlets

Paws to Give - Asheville, Dec. 3

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On Thursday, December 3, from 5:30 to 9 PM, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host the 2015 Paws to Give, a festive holiday evening benefitting Brother Wolf. The event will be held at The Venue, 21 N. Market Street, Asheville

Festivities will include a silent auction, music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary drink plus a cash bar. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

For additional information, visit: https://www.bwar.org/events/paws-to-give-2015/

Spay-Neuter Vouchers in Hendersonville, Nov. 28

SpayneuterSpaying or neutering your pet is the best way to prevent animal over-population. On Saturday, November 28 from 10 AM to 3 PM, Community Partnership for Pets will be selling low cost spay/neuter vouchers to Henderson County residents. You can purchase these low cost vouchers at Hendersonville Tractor Supply, 4 Seasons Blvd. in Hendersonville.

Community Partnership for Pets offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats at participating veterinarians in Henderson County and spay/neuter clinics in Asheville and Brevard, NC.  Vouchers are $9 FOR CATS and $25 FOR DOGS. A voucher covers the cost of your pet’s spay or neuter surgery and a rabies vaccination if one is needed.

Low cost spay/neuter vouchers will be available at Hendersonville Tractor Supply every fourth Saturday of the month. For more information, call (828) 693-5172, or visit www.communitypartnershipforpets.org.

Image courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic - Asheville, Nov. 22

VaccineThe Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Sunday, November 22 from 1 to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). No appointment is necessary.

Services provided:

Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months)  - $11.00
Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months with rabies certificate to prove current on rabies) - $11.00  
Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00
DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00
FVRCP/FELV - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Leukemia - (Cats over 2 months) - $20.00
Microchip - (Dogs or cats over 2 months)  - $10.00 

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

Image: Praisaeng, freedigitalphotos.net

Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Nov. 22

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, November 22. 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.