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$10 Adoption Fees All Month Long!

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To celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month in October, adoption fees for all dogs age 6 months and up will be just $10 all month long at Asheville Humane Society! The animals are also in need of canned pet food, peanut butter and dog treats. Donate food this month and receive a fee-waived adoption for an adult pet!

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!

 

News 13 Pet Project - Arden, Oct. 11

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Join News 13 at Camp Bow Wow, 5 Airport Road, Arden, NC 28704 for their 3rd Annual News 13 Pet Project on Friday, October 11 from 9 AM to 6 PM.

News 13 WLOS-TV is partnering with eleven local humane societies/rescue groups, including Asheville Humane Society, to help animals in our area find forever homes! 

You'll see lots of adoptable animals there -- and News 13 will be collecting pet food, pet supplies, cleaning supplies and monetary donations for all of the local rescues that day. For every adoption or donation, you will be entered to win a $150 Ingles gift card!

Stop by and say hi!


No Fee Adoptions - Asheville, Oct. 4 and 5

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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 a Shelter Dog in October!

StuartmilesfdpDid you know that October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? This is a great time to add another member to your family... and there are so many fabulous four-legged friends waiting for you at a shelter, humane society or rescue organization in our area. Here are 10 great reasons to adopt a pet right now, courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States:

  1. Because you'll save a life.

Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.

  1. Because you'll get a great animal.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.

  1. Because it’ll cost you less.

Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the up front costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.

  1. Because of the bragging rights.

No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.

  1. Because it's one way to fight puppy mills.

If you buy a dog from a pet store, online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.

Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they're no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.

These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren't giving them a dime.

  1. Because your home will thank you.

Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already house-trained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much easier.

  1. Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.

Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need!

  1. Because adoption helps more than just one animal.

Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!

  1. Because The Shelter Pet Project makes it easy.

You can go to the Shelter Pet Project to find pets near you, of every size, color, temperament and breed. Purebred and mixed breed animals alike are waiting for their forever homes!

  1. Because you'll change a homeless animal's whole world.

And get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that?

Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net


All Animals, All Month - $35 Adoptions!

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In celebration of their 35th anniversary, Asheville Humane Society is offering ALL animals ALL month, during the entire month of September, at a special adoption fee of just $35 each.

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!


WOOFstock Adoptions in Asheville Just $5 - Aug. 29 - 31

Screen Shot 2019-08-28 at 12.15.44 PMHowl along to the groovy jams of WOOFstock this Thursday through Saturday, August 29 through 31, at Asheville Humane! This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, and AHS is celebrating with $5 adoption fees for all animals age 6 months and over!

The line-up includes Kitty Hendrix, Arlo Ruffrie, Janis Hoplin and more... each waiting to be the star of your life! Join them at the hip Adoption Center for 3 days of peace, love and ADOPTION!

The Buncombe County Shelter and Asheville Humane Adoption Center are as FULL as the legendary concert field, so if you can't adopt, please spread the word or donate to help the animals while they wait!

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!


ALL ADOPTIONS -- NO FEE! Aug. 6 - 10 at Asheville Humane Society

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It's CLEAR THE SHELTER WEEK at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center!

From August 6 - 10, EVERY ANIMAL is available with NO ADOPTION FEE!

Help Asheville Humane Society clear out the Adoption Center which is full of dogs and cats!  There are MANY wonderful animals available right now! Even if you can't adopt, please spread the word.

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!

Note: Other local animal rescue organizations are participating in the CLEAR THE SHELTER promotion, but adoption fees may vary. Please contact the individual organization for details.


$ 3 Adoption Fees Through August 3 - Asheville

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$3 ADOPTION FEES through Saturday, August 3 on every animal 6 months and older at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center!

Help Asheville Humane Society clear out the Adoption Center which is full of dogs and cats!  There are MANY wonderful animals available right now! Even if you can't adopt, please spread the word.

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 Through July 31 - Asheville

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NO ADOPTION FEES!! Asheville Humane Society is offering dogs and cats over 6 months old with no adoption fees through Wednesday, July 31.

There are MANY wonderful animals available right now! Even if you can't adopt, please spread the word.

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!


Madison County - August Spay/Neuter and Vet Clinics

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Friends of Madison County Animals (https://www.fomca.org) makes low-cost spay/neuter and veterinary services available to Madison County residents each month. These are the August dates for FOMCA services:

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Wed., Aug. 14 and Wed., Aug. 28
6:30 - 8 AM drop off
Call 828-649-9798 or visit https://www.fomca.org for cost and instructions.

French Broad Vet Clinic

Fri., Aug. 9 and Fri., Aug. 23
2 - 5 PM at the FOMCA Office in Marshall
Call 828-412-1181 for more information.
Walk-ins are welcome.


July 5 and 6 Adoption Sale: No Adoption Fees for Dogs and Cats!

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Asheville Humane Society is FULL of wonderful animals waiting for adoption. On Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, every dog over 6 months old will be available with NO ADOPTION FEE! Cats over 6 months old are also FEE-FREE!

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 Spay/Neuter in Mitchell County

SpayneuterMitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR) offers low cost spay/neuter for your pet. The cost for male cats is $43, for female cats and all dogs the price is $60. MCAR may have special assistance available for low-income families through their Community Care Spay/Neuter Fund. Ask them about it.

Call or stop by the MCAR shelter during business hours to make arrangements. The shelter is located at 2492 US Highway 19E, Spruce Pine, NC  28777. It is open Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Wed. from 10 AM to 12 PM and Sat. from 10 AM to 2 PM.

If you have proof of vaccinations for your pet please bring them for MCAR to copy. There will be a $10 charge for rabies vaccination if needed. Distemper booster shots are available for $10. Pets must travel in a hard shell plastic carrier. If you need to rent one the cost is $5. All arrangements and payment must be made in advance. Your pet's appointment will be another date. The MCAR veterinarian can spay or neuter puppies and kittens at age 12 weeks and 2.5 lbs.

For more information visit https://www.mitchellcountyanimalrescue.org/services

Check out all the animals available for adoption too!


"Senior Prom" at Asheville Humane - $6 Senior Adoptions

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It's "Senior Prom" at Asheville Humane Society and they're celebrating with $6 adoption fees for all animals age 6 and up! Stop by from Wednesday through Saturday, June 12 - 15.

Their ladies and gents have donned their finest prom attire and are ready to pose for their "Going Home" prom photos with adopters at a sparkly photo booth. Don't worry about bringing a corsage or a boutonniere... Asheville Humane's pets just want a forever home!

Asheville Humane's "Senior Prom" is not only celebrating senior pets, but the wonderful seniors of our community. Asheville Humane is partnering with Buncombe County Health & Human Services to attend the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk on Thursday, June 13 at Carrier Park!

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!


$10 Adoptions - Asheville, June 5 through June 8

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This Wednesday through Saturday, June 5 through June 8, you'll be able to find the love of your life at Asheville Humane Society for just $10 (age 6 months and up)! It's raining cats and dogs at the Adoption Center and Asheville Humane Society is currently **FULL** of animals ready to be your sunshine on a cloudy day! This Wednesday through Saturday, enjoy a rainy-day discount when you adopt a forever friend, age 6 months and up!

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!

Can't adopt? Please spread the word, or sponsor a pet's fee for $10!


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


$10 Adoptions - Asheville, May 17, 18

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$10 ADOPTION FEES!
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!


$4 Adoptions - Asheville, May 4

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May the Fourth Be With You! A short time from now in a galaxy not very far away... Asheville Humane Society asks you to join their mission of finding homes for animals in need!

This Saturday, May 4 all Jedi pets (age 6 months and up) will have $4 adoption fees to celebrate Star Wars Day! (Lightsabers not included.) Who will be your Chosen One??

Can't adopt? Please spread the word! The canine spaces are FULL and 90 dogs are currently available for adoption!

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 Them All" - $10 Adoptions through April 30!

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Calling all Pet Avengers! Your superpower is SAVING LIVES!! Asheville Humane Society is currently full of canines needing a superhero to provide them with a second chance... and a home of their own. YOU can save the day!

Now through APRIL 30th adoption fees for ALL animals age 6 months and up will be just $10! The pets in need have a superpower of their own to offer in return... priceless 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!

Can't adopt? Please spread the word!


$10 Adoptions Through April 30 - Asheville

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Calling all Pet Avengers! Your superpower is SAVING LIVES!! Asheville Humane Society is currently full of canines needing a superhero to provide them with a second chance... and a home of their own. YOU can save the day!

Now through APRIL 30th adoption fees for ALL animals age 6 months and up will be just $10! The pets in need have a superpower of their own to offer in return... priceless 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!

Can't adopt? Please spread the word!


$7 Adoptions, Dogs 6 Months and Up - Asheville, March 15, 16

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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!