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Yappy Hour Fundraiser - Maggie Valley, NC, June 7

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Haywood Spay/Neuter is holding a Yappy Hour Fundraiser at the Maggie Valley Country Club, 1819 Country Club Drive in Maggie Valley, NC on Friday, June 7 beginning at 5:30 PM. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a wine pull, a silent auction, a live art auction, and more. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit Haywood Spay/Neuter.

For sponsorships and to buy tickets, visit http://haywoodspayneuter.org/yappyhour.html

Should You Buy Pet Insurance?

Hound-437532_1920 (1)Pet insurance - or veterinary health insurance for your cat or dog - is about being prepared for the unexpected. Having a plan with a top-tier company gives you financial protection; in the event you’re faced with an expensive $2,000-6,000 surgery for your pet, a good insurance policy will pay up to 90% of that vet bill.

What questions should you ask? And which companies have the best plans for your pet? These are important questions, but getting good answers can be confusing.

ConsumersAdvocate.org has put together a comprehensive guide to pet insurance providers, how they work, what they cover, and how to choose the right one for your dog. The organization has done over 200 hours of research and evaluated 15 companies. This valuable free guide is a must-read if you are considering pet insurance.

Access the guide here: https://www.consumersadvocate.org/pet-insurance

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Blue Ridge Agility Club Trials, Fletcher, May 24 - 27

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 10.00.02 AMDog agility is a beloved sport by dogs, their handlers, and spectators. Now you have an opportunity to watch American Kennel Club agility trials, free of charge, from about 8 AM to about 3 PM each day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 24, through 27. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Agility Club, the event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher (across from the Asheville Regional Airport).

Hundreds of purebred dogs from throughout the southeast compete at various levels of difficulty against each other and the clock. Watch as dogs and their handlers navigate obstacle courses, everything from platforms to weave poles to tunnels. It's an experience you won't want to miss (but please leave your own dog at home).

For additional information about the trials and agility in general, visit the Blue Ridge Agility Club's website: http://blueridgeagility.com/

Photo: Blue Ridge Agility Club

$10 Adoptions - Asheville, May 17, 18

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Soak up the sun with your new bestie!

NOW is the time to adopt a hiking buddy or CATio companion! This Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, all pets (age 6 months and up) will have $10 adoption fees at Asheville Humane Society! Stop by the Adoption Center for some summer lovin', and leave with a friend for every season!

Can't adopt? Please spread the word! Asheville Humane Society is FULL of pets who are waiting for their time in the sun!

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!

Low Cost Vaccines - Hendersonville, May 20

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In an effort to make vaccinations accessible and affordable to the animals and residents of Henderson County, Blue Ridge Humane Society offers low cost vaccines the third Monday of every month at the Adoption Center (88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC).

The next scheduled vaccine clinic is Monday, May 20 from 1 to 5 PM.

To receive vaccinations at a Blue Ridge Humane Society clinic, pet owners must meet ONE of the below required criteria:

Vaccinations are on a first come first served basis. The day of the vaccinations, pet owners must bring with them the following items:

  • Please bring proof of prior vaccinations including a Rabies Certificate (a rabies tag will not count).
  • All animals should be in good health and have not shown previous signs of aggression.
  • All cats should be in carriers and all dogs should be leashed upon arrival.
  • Owner must bring proof of how they meet the required criteria for vaccination at a Blue Ridge Humane Society.
Vaccine Prices
  • Rabies 1 year (Dogs or cats over 3 months) – $10.00
  • Rabies 3 year (Dogs or cats with rabies certificate, a tag will not count as proof of previous vaccination) – $10.00
  • Bordetella  (Dogs over 2 months) – $10.00
  • DA2PPV (Dogs 6 to 12 weeks) – $10.00
  • FVRCP (Cats over 2 months) – $10.00
  • Microchip (Dogs or cats over 2 months) – $15.00

For further information, visit www.blueridgehumanesociety.org