On April 15, 2012, after 24 years of operation out of a little metal building on Stamey Brand Road, Avery County Humane Society closed its doors in preparation for a move to a spacious and modern Adoption and Humane Education Center at 279 Vale Road in Newland, NC.
The Adoption and Humane Education Center has 21,128 square feet of space for people and animals. Almost half of the space is dedicated directly to animal care. It includes play areas for the animals and adoption rooms where families can meet and get to know a pet before they commit to bringing it home.
The new facility is now open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sundays from 12 PM to 3 PM for adoptions only. The Avery County Humane Society invites everyone in the community to visit the new facility. Volunteers interested in socializing kittens, helping with animal care, learning dog training skills, providing foster care, or assisting in other ways should visit www.averyhumane.org for information. The new phone number for the Avery County Humane Society is (828) 733-2333.