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Low Cost Vaccinations - Asheville, March 24

AHS Low Cost VaccinationsAsheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 5 PM at Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805. 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.

Tour the Asheville Animal Care Campus - March 24

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Did you know the Animal Care Campus in Asheville is one of the country's leading examples of a private-public partnership in animal welfare? Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County work in close collaboration to take in, care for, re-home, and adopt out thousands of domestic animals each year. Their collective goal is to save every adoptable animal's life and make each animal's life worth living.

Now you have the opportunity to see first-hand why the Animal Care Campus is a national model. Asheville Humane Society is hosting a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the society's Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane) and the Buncombe County Animal Shelter (16 Forever Friend Lane) on Saturday, March 24, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation required.

The Animal Care Campus is located on Forever Friend Lane, off Pond Road and Brevard Road, near the WNC Farmers Market. For more information, call (828) 761-2001.

Dine to be Kind - Asheville Area, March 20

Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 12.28.14 PM Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 12.28.26 PMShake off the cold and warm up your heart by helping save pets in our community! All you have to do is dine out at one of the dozens of restaurants participating in the 15th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Prestige Subaru.

On Tuesday, March 20th, dine out for Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner (Take Out included!) and at least 15% of your bill will be donated to the lifesaving programs of Asheville Humane Society!

The following Asheville area restaurants will be donating 25% of their proceeds for the day to this worthy cause: 

Ambrozia Bar & Bistro

Avenue M

Baked Pie Company

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar

Blue Sky Cafe

Creperie & Cafe

Cucina 24

Glass Onion

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar & Grill

Native Kitchen & Social Pub


Roux at Hilton Asheville

Smoky Park Supper Club

Sunny Point Cafe

Other area restaurants will be donating 15% of their proceeds. Check out the list of all participating restaurants here:

"Irish I Was Yours" $7 Adoption Special - Asheville, March 15 through 17

ID-100140483Get in the St. Patty's Day spirit by adopting your own four-legged lucky charm! Asheville Humane Society is currently FULL of dogs and cats who are hoping to get lucky and go home with you! Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17, adoption fees for all animals (age 6 months and up) are just $7

It doesn't take a pot of gold to find happiness! Stop by Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center to meet all of the furry leprechauns who are looking for love!

Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, behavioral training when appropriate, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesdays until 7 PM). The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1 to 2 PM, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!

Hiking Hounds - Asheville, March 25

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, March 25. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. 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.