This information from Asheville Humane Society is provided as a public service.
Asheville Humane Society is implementing Phase 2 of reopening plans as of May 30, loosening restrictions in alignment with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order issued by Buncombe County and the State of North Carolina.
Current/Temporary Adoptions Procedure:
Asheville Humane Society is conducting meet-and-greets with adoptable pets and potential adopters by appointment only. We will be scheduling appointments Tuesday - Saturday.
Please make an appointment to visit one of our available animals by calling (828) 761-2001 x312, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a message and a staff member will return your call. We try to return calls within one business day, but there may be delays depending on the volume of calls we receive.
- Masks are required for the safety of our adopters and staff.
- We are unable to accept walk-ins at this time.
- Each appointment will be one hour, and allow visitation with one animal.*If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, your visit will need to be rescheduled. Appointments are scheduled back-to-back with very little buffer time, so arriving promptly at your appointment time is important for everyone.
- Some of our animals are still in foster care. If you are interested in an animal currently in a foster home, please understand that it may take longer to coordinate an appointment. Foster families who have invested in their care also have first choice if they decide to adopt their foster pet.
Adoption appointments will still be made on a first come, first served basis. We will also continue to follow our practice of Open Adoptions, meaning each potential adopter will meet one-on-one with a trained Adoption Counselor to ensure the match is a good fit for both the animal and their new family.
AHS Thrift Store:
Thrift Store operations at 1425 Patton Avenue have resumed at full capacity, ensuring adherence to the number of people allowed to enter at one time as determined by the State/County for Phase 2. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Please wear a mask if visiting the Thrift Store.
Community Solutions - Pet Resources and Assistance:
Drive-through clinics are being held to serve our community. Other resources and services may be available for Buncombe County residents experiencing financial hardship or other crisis. For more information or to request resources or assistance for your pet, please call the Safety Net Helpline at (828)-761-2008.
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