Animal Causes

Tour the Animal Care Campus - Asheville, April 28

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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, April 28, 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.


$5 Adoptions - Asheville, April 19 - 21

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

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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!


Mutt Strut - Greenville, SC, April 28

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Join Greenville Humane Society on Saturday, April 28th at 8:30 a.m. for the 7th Annual Mutt Strut.

This year the two-mile walk/run is through beautiful DOWNTOWN Greenville. It begins and ends in the festive Mutt Market at Falls Park! It features free pizza from presenting sponsor Papa John's and a festival-like atmosphere with caricature artists, face painters, balloon artists, live music and doggy entertainment! You won't want to miss this family-friendly event, which benefits the Greenville Humane Society! Make sure to sign-up early and save $10 on your registration! Mutt Strut t-shirt and sponsor swag bag included! 

For further details and to register, go to: http://www.ghsmuttstrut.com/


Tour for Life - Boone, April 8

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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.


Run for the Paws - Asheville, April 22

Screen Shot 2018-03-27 at 4.43.02 PMOn Sunday, April 22, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will present the 7th annual "Run for the Paws." The event takes place at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in Asheville from 9 AM to 1:30 PM.

Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends in a run and walk to raise money for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one mile walk. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the afternoon on the Carrier Park lawn with food vendors, music and fun activities.

For more details, visit the event's Facebook page. You can register in advance here:  https://racesonline.com/events/runforthepaws5k


Doggie Ice Cream Social - West Asheville, March 29

Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 9.33.58 AMGreg, who owns The Hop, doesn't just make fabulous ice cream, he's also a confirmed dog lover who does a lot for local humane efforts. Come on out and say thanks to Greg -- and enjoy some human and doggie ice cream at a special Doggie Ice Cream Social at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Road, West Asheville.

The Doggie Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 9 PM. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their owners) who would like to join in. Happy Tails Doggie Ice Cream as well as ice cream of the human variety will be on the menu. (Note: This location is different from The Hop West ice cream cafe.)


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.


Pilates with Puppies - Asheville, April 10

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 3.04.01 PMOn Tuesday, April 10, Cisco Pilates will hold two "Pilates with Puppies" classes, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.

Pre-registration is required and these classes are very popular. Early registration is suggested as space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Visit https://www.ciscopilates.com/pricing/ to sign up. Questions? Email alexis@ciscopilates.com

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Pilates with Puppies - Asheville, March 24

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 3.04.01 PMOn Saturday, March 24, Cisco Pilates will hold three "Pilates with Puppies" classes:

9:00  to 10:00 AM
4:00 to 5:00 PM
5:30 to 6:30 PM

Classes will be held at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.

Pre-registration is required and these classes are very popular. Early registration is suggested as space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Visit https://www.ciscopilates.com/pricing/ to sign up. Questions? Email alexis@ciscopilates.com

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Pilates with Puppies - Asheville, March 13

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 3.04.01 PMOn Tuesday, March 13, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.

Pre-registration is required and these classes are very popular. Early registration is suggested as space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Visit https://www.ciscopilates.com/pricing/ to sign up. Questions? Email alexis@ciscopilates.com

Image: Cisco Pilates


Tour the Asheville Animal Care Campus - Feb. 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, Feb. 24, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. The tour is free and open to the public.

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.


Hiking Hounds, Feb. 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, Feb. 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.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Feb. 18

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, Feb. 18. 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.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, Feb. 4

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, Feb. 4. 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.


Super Bowl Fundraiser for Blue Ridge Humane Society - Hendersonville, Feb. 4

Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 3.36.27 PMThe Dugout's 6th Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 4 at 6 PM is also a fundraiser for Blue Ridge Humane Society. Reserve your seat today to watch the Super Bowl at the Dugout, 430 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC. For an advance purchase of $15, you'll get a reserved seat, the Super Bowl buffet (wings, nachos, pulled pork sliders, hot dogs, chili, and more) and a raffle ticket. Seats only are $5, and the buffet is $20 on the day of the event. Domestic buckets of beer available for $10, and pitchers of PBR and Bud Light are $8. A charity raffle and auction benefits the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

To reserve your seat, call (828) 692-9262 or email thedugout77@yahoo.com

 

 


"Parodies for Charity" - Flat Rock, Jan. 14, 15

Join Blue Ridge Humane Society at the Flat Rock Cinema, 2700-D Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC, for a traveling film fest featuring "Gary Gose Gump" to benefit the animals at Blue Ridge Humane Society. Gary Gose Gump is a craft beer-themed parody of Forrest Gump created by and starring The Brewery Experience founder Gary Glancy. (Trailer below.) This short includes an epic road trip across America, with several scenes filmed in some breathtaking national parks like Death Valley, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone and Zion. Gary Gose Gump will be the feature film for the Parodies for Charity film fest.

Show times are Sun., January 14 at 4 and 7 PM and Mon., January 15 at 4 and 7 PM.

Tickets are $15 and include one raffle ticket. The raffle includes prizes from many local merchants. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase.

Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase at concessions, because who would want to watch beer themed short films without a drink in your hand! For more information or to reserve seats, visit: https://www.blueridgehumane.org/get-parodies-charity-tickets-today/


Pilates with Puppies - Asheville, Jan. 23

Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 3.04.01 PMBack by popular demand -- "Pilates with Puppies"! On Tuesday, January 23, Cisco Pilates will hold two sessions of "Pilates with Puppies" -- one at 4:30 PM and one at 6 PM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market).

Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $10, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals.

Pre-registration is required. Early registration is suggested as space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Visit https://www.ciscopilates.com/pricing/ to sign up. Questions? Email alexis@ciscopilates.com

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Volunteer for the Animals in 2018

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Help the homeless animals of Buncombe County this year! From washing dishes and helping with community outreach, to providing comfort for an animal in need, Asheville Humane Society’s lifesaving Volunteer and Foster Programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for animal lovers to use their unique talents and skills to help the animals of Buncombe County!

Volunteers provide much-needed socialization and enrichment for local animals, assist staff in daily cleaning activities, provide support for all departments, and offer their varied expertise in many different ways each day. Foster families help save lives by providing a temporary, loving and restful retreat for animals in need. Volunteers and foster families also have the opportunity to receive additional training with the Behavior Department through a variety of seminars and classes.

Asheville Humane Society volunteers and foster families help ensure that Buncombe County’s pets and their people are safe, healthy, and thriving!

If you are interested in learning more about Asheville Humane Society's Volunteer and Foster Programs or would like to become a volunteer, reserve your space now at an upcoming free Volunteer and Foster Information Session.

Sessions available in January:

Sat., Jan. 6 - 11:30 AM
Wed., Jan. 10 - 3:30 PM
Tues., Jan. 16 - 6:30 PM

To register for a session, click here.

**Asheville Humane Society welcomes volunteers ages 10 and up, but volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You are under no obligation to become a volunteer after attending a Volunteer and Foster Information Session, but we hope you will choose to join the AHS family!


Sarge's Holiday Pet Photography Contest

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 4.34.06 PMSarge's Animal Rescue in Waynesville, NC is sponsoring a holiday pet photography contest. Contest rules:

  1. You may enter as many photographs as you wish, but a separate registration form and a $15.00 fee per photo must accompany each. Check should be payable to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation or SARF.
  2. Content of the photo should have a fall/winter Holiday theme (background, props, etc.)
  3. Photo prints should be unframed, not matted, and printed on photography paper 4” x 6” to 8” x 10.” Photos must be original work done by an amateur photographer and will not be returned. Electronic submissions (emailed photos) or obvious electronic manipulations to photos cannot be accepted.
  4. Entrant agrees to release the photograph to Sarge’s for promotional or other purposes.
  5. Mail photograph, entry form(s) and check to: SARF, PO Box 854, Waynesville, NC 28786, or deliver to Sarge’s Adoption Center: Tuesday-Friday noon-5:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm, 256 Industrial Park Drive in Waynesville. Deadline: January 13, 2018.
  6. Find the entry form here: http://www.sargeanimals.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PhotoContestEntryForm2018.pdf

Prizes will be awarded for the best pix in 6 categories: Dog, Puppy, Cat, Kitten, Sarge Adoption and Super Shooter (someone who has previously won 1st place in a prior Sarge’s contest).

According to Sarge's, "When judging the photos for Sarge’s Pet Photo Contest, we look for how creative the photographer was in capturing the unique and often fun or crazy qualities of the pet. We also look for originality in composition of the image and quality in the final print."


Holiday Party for Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue - Asheville, Dec. 2

ID-100485856On Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 PM, the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville will hold a holiday party to benefit Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue. Bring your four-legged friend and get a picture with Santa for a $20 donation. Enjoy refreshments and get to meet dogs available for adoption.

Proceeds benefit Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue (Fletcher, NC).

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