Adopt-Spay/Neuter

PetSmart Adopt-a-Thon - Asheville, May 19, 20

Screen Shot 2018-05-10 at 4.06.33 PM
On Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, PetSmart Charities will be sponsoring a national Spring Adopt-a-Thon from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The Asheville Adopt-a-Thon will be held at the PetSmart location at 150 Bleachery Blvd. Animals from Asheville Humane Society, along with shelters and rescue organizations from around Western North Carolina, will be available for adoption. This is a great opportunity to see lots of adoptable pets at one location, so stop by. Maybe you'll find the love of your life at PetSmart!


$10 Spay/Neuter in Henderson County

SpayneuterWith support from the City of Hendersonville, and with support and collaboration from Henderson County, Blue Ridge Humane Society is now able to offer low cost spay-neuter as part of the Spay-Neuter Incentive Program, or SNIP. The cost to spay-neuter your pet if you are a resident of Henderson County, NC is just $10.

To complete the application process visit Henderson County Animal Services Center, 828 Stoney Mountain Rd., Hendersonville, or  call 828-698-4481, or email snip@blueridgehumane.or to get started. 

When making an appointment, pet owners must bring with them payment for the surgery as well as one of the following documents to verify residency:

  • NC Driver’s License or ID Card
  • Utility Bill
  •  Benefit Statement from Social Security
  • Military Benefit Statement
  • Real Estate Tax Statement
  • SSA-Retirement, Survivors and Disability Income-Notice of Award letter
  • Medicaid ID Card
  • Bank Statement

Please Note: A document indicating a post office box within the County will not be adequate proof of residency.

At the Henderson County Animal Services, pet owners will be asked to fill out a quick survey and an admission form provided by ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance. Feel free to download the survey and bring the completed copy with you to Henderson County Animal Services when scheduling your appointment. The $10 fee must be paid when the surgery appointment is made. 

This fee includes payment for the surgery as well as a rabies vaccination. These other services can be provided at an additional cost:

  • Surgery & Rabies – $10 (It is state law that your pet be up-to-date on the rabies vaccine. Unless you have proof of a current rabies vaccine, one will be administered at the time of surgery.)
  • Microchip – $15
  • Heartworm Test – $18
  • FeLV/FIV Test – $18
  • Kennel Cough – $10
  • Canine Distemper – $10
  • Feline Distemper – $10
  • Nail Trim – $5

On the day of the appointment, pets must be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM at the Henderson County Animal Services Center at 828 Stoney Mountain Road and picked up between 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM at the same location the following day. These times may vary slightly based on your scheduled appointment, you will receive this information at the time of sign up. 

Image: Stuart Miles, freedigitalphotos.net

 


April 30 - National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

StuartmilesfdpIn honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, April 30, we reprint the following from The Shelter Pet Project:

Ask anyone who has adopted a pet and they’ll share with you their story of love, fun and companionship. Why? Because shelter pets are amazing!

Within the next year, 29 million people just like you intend to bring a pet into their families. If fewer than 10 percent of them—just 2.4 million—choose to adopt, we will save all the dogs and cats who currently enter shelters but don’t find homes!

Remember: Dogs and cats who are taken into the care of shelters and rescue groups each year find themselves homeless through no fault of their own; “moving” and “landlord issues” are the top reasons people give up their pets.

This means shelters and rescues are full of loving, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and often trained pets who are just waiting to meet you! By adopting a cat or dog from a shelter or rescue, you can rest assured that you have not supported the puppy mill industry.

Adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue is a win-win, for you and the pet. So, what are you waiting for? Begin your search and start your own story today!

Image: Stuart Miles, freedigitalphotos.net


$5 Adoptions - Asheville, April 19 - 21

Today, April 19, is "National High-Five Day," and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating with $5 adoption fees! 

Screen Shot 2018-04-19 at 9.21.18 AM
Asheville Humane Society will give you a high five for adopting, and maybe your new furry friend will too - after a few treats, of course! This Thursday through Saturday, April 19 through 21, adoption fees for all animals (age 6 months and up) are just $5

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!

Stop by Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center to meet the animals who are ready to highTAIL it home with you!


Tour for Life - Boone, April 8

Screen Shot 2018-04-05 at 9.42.10 AM
On Sunday, April 8 from 11 AM to 4 PM, Watauga Humane Society joins North Shore Animal League America’s 2018 Tour For Life™ – the world’s largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event - sponsored by Purina®. Highlighted by adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, the event will also offer Purina® giveaways for all attendees.

The event will be held at the Boone Mall, 1180 Blowing Rock Road in Boone.

Tour For Life will travel throughout the United States from North to South and East to West in four “shelters on wheels” Mobile Pet Adoption Units helping shelter and rescue groups in 50 cities and towns in 37 states, over 20,000 miles to generate more awareness of their organizations and find homes for the adorable, adoptable animals in their care.


"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!


"Bark Madness" Adoption Special: $5 Big Dogs March 9-10

Screen Shot 2018-03-09 at 9.35.42 AM
Get ready for "March Madness" by adopting a five dollar baller! Asheville Humane Society is currently FULL of big dogs who need forever homes, so adoption fees for canines over 40 pounds are just $5! These playful pups are ready to dribble down the court and straight into your heart!

Don't let the shot clock run out on this special offer! Come visit this Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, to adopt your very own "Air Bud"!

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!


February 27 is World Spay Day

SpayneuterFebruary is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and World Spay Day is an international day of action to promote the sterilization of pets, community cats and stray dogs as a way to save animals’ lives. It takes place each year on the last Tuesday of February; this year it is February 27, 2018.

Created as Spay Day USA by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995, World Spay Day is now a program of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI) and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA). On World Spay Day and throughout the month of February — Spay/Neuter Awareness Month — veterinary and animal welfare professionals, business owners and concerned individuals join forces to shine a spotlight on spay/neuter as the most effective and humane means of decreasing the number of homeless animals put down in shelters or living on the street.

Why World Spay Day

Millions of animals suffer on the streets worldwide. Too often, governments deal with this overpopulation through cruel means, such as poisoning, electrocution or shooting. 

Preventing litters reduces the number of animals for whom resources are not available. Most people support spay/neuter, but affordable services are out of reach for many pet owners, and funding is always needed for street animal surgeries.

You can make a difference by helping to raise awareness of available services or the need for them by organizing a related event or activity on World Spay Day or sometime during the month. At the very least, spay/neuter your own pet, and support spay/neuter initiatives in your own community.

We are very fortunate to have the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville. This internationally known spay/neuter clinic and training center makes low cost spay/neuter available to local residents. To book an appointment online or for more information visit: https://www.aspca.org/humane-alliance


$5 Adoptions - Asheville, Feb. 20 - 24

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 9.58.24 AM
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but "Love Your Pet Day" is Tuesday, February 20th, and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating all week long with a $5 "FURiends" adoption special!

There are so many homeless pets who are looking for a new best friend! If you've never experienced the love of a pet, now is the time find out what you're missing!

A four-legged FURiend will always be there for you. Stop by Asheville Humane Society this Tuesday through Saturday to adopt your new BFF! 

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!


Why Adopt a Shelter Dog?

AngelinaLitvin-unsplash.comTo some dog lovers, answers to the question, "Why Adopt a Shelter Dog?" are obvious. But there are still plenty of people who are uncertain about adopting from a shelter or even have a negative perception about it.

WileyPup.com has come up with an informative online guide that not only answers the question, it presents you with "20 Astonishing Shelter Dog Facts." Did you know, for example, that:

  • About 25 percent of dogs in shelters are purebred
  • Many shelters perform behavioral testing before releasing dogs for adoption
  • Mixed breed dogs tend to be generally healthier than purebred dogs
  • Adoption fees typically cover a range of services adopters would normally have to pay for on their own, including spay/neuter, worm and parasite medication, standard vaccines, and microchipping.

 There's lots more to know about adopting a shelter dog, and it's all in an easy-to-digest format here:  
https://www.wileypup.com/why-adopt-a-shelter-dog/

Image: Angelina Litvin, Unsplash.com

 


Find Love at the Valentine's Adoption Event - Columbus, NC, Feb. 10

Screen Shot 2018-01-19 at 3.54.41 PM
Foothills Humane Society will be holding a special Valentine's Adoption Event at 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC on Saturday, February 10, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The staff will help make the perfect match of a dog or cat for you, and you'll be able to take advantage of discounted follow-up professional training. Refreshments will be served.

Visit https://www.foothillshumanesociety.org/ for more information about Foothills Humane Society.


$5 Adoptions - Asheville, Jan. 23 - 27

Stuartmilesfdp$5 for precious love -- how can you beat that?!

From Tuesday through Saturday, January 23 - 27, all animals 6 months and older are just $5 at Asheville Humane Society. 

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!

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net


$5 Dog Adoptions - Asheville, Jan. 19-20

StuartmilesfdpDog runs are full at Asheville Humane Society and they need to make more room for incoming animals  -- so it's time for a winter sale!

This Friday and Saturday, January 19 and 20, all dogs 6 months and older are just $5

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!

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net


$9.99 Canines - Asheville, Jan. 11-12-13

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 10.21.33 AMDogs 35 pounds and up are just $9.99 at Asheville Humane Society on Jan. 11, 12, and 13! Meet your perfect "Barkelor"!

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!


No Adoption Fees at Asheville Humane Society on Dec. 22!

Screen Shot 2017-12-21 at 9.44.52 AM
All animals (dogs, cats, and other domestic pets) will be available for adoption from Asheville Humane Society on Friday December 22 with no adoption fees!

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!


Adopt for the Holidays - No Fee! Asheville, Dec. 15, 16

Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 4.12.17 PMThrough the generosity of the ASPCA and the Subaru "Share the Love" campaign, all animals will be available for adoption from Asheville Humane Society on Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16 with no adoption fees!

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!

There will also be a special guest appearance by Miss Butterworth, Asheville Humane Society's canine celebrity from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, Dec. 16. Read about Miss Butterworth here: https://ashevillehumane.org/butterworth


No Adoption Fees in Asheville on Dec. 15 and 16!

Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 4.12.17 PMUPDATE: Due to snow, this adoption sale has been POSTPONED until next weekend, Dec. 15 and 16.

Through the generosity of the ASPCA and the Subaru "Share the Love" campaign, all animals will be available for adoption from Asheville Humane Society on Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16 with no adoption fees!

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!

There will also be a special guest appearance by Miss Butterworth, Asheville Humane Society's canine celebrity from 11 AM to 1 PM. Read about Miss Butterworth here: https://ashevillehumane.org/butterworth


Celebrate the Season with $10 Adoptions, Asheville, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Screen Shot 2017-11-30 at 11.04.13 AM
Start celebrating the season right now by adopting any animal 6 months or older for just $10 from November 30 through December 2 at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center.

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!


Adoption SOS - Columbus, NC, Dec. 9

StuartmilesfdpOn Saturday, December 9 from 11 AM to 5 PM, Foothills Humane Society will be holding an "Adoption SOS" event at 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC. The first 10 adopters that day will receive a bonus "goodie bag," a professional trainer will be onsite to answer questions, and refreshments will be provided.

Between now and December 9, Foothills Humane has put out an adoption and foster SOS because at least 40 cats and 20 dogs need to find homes. So many strayed, rescued, and surrendered animals have come into the shelter that they are now doubled up. Foothills Humane Society is a private, no-kill shelter that will not euthanize for space. Their only option is sending out an SOS for folks to adopt or foster ASAP.

For more information, visit https://www.foothillshumanesociety.org/ or the society's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FoothillsHumaneSocietyPolkCountyNc/

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net