Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Asheville Humane Society

Rating: 4.89 stars   36 reviews 926

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

14 Forever Friend Lane Asheville NC 28806 USA

Mission:

Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering and adoption.

Target demographics:

animals in need

Direct beneficiaries per year:

975 lost pets find their families, 702 pets get transferred to other agencies for care, 1,515 animals receive foster care and 3,401 animals find loving new homes.

Geographic areas served:

Buncombe County

Programs:

sheltering; fostering; adoption; dog and cat behavior training; rehoming assistance; lost and found; low-cost vaccines, microchips and spay/neuter assistance and free pet food through 13 pantries under our Safety Net Program. Our goal is to help animals and their people stay together if at all possible by providing resources to them, but we also accept every Buncombe County animal brought to us.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

See How 3Hrs Can Help

More Info

(828)761-2001
www.ashevillehumane.org

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for Asheville Humane Society

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been a foster parent for several years with the Asheville Humane Society and have found that they have an outstanding foster program. Hundreds of lives have been saved due to their very effective, well organized and compassionate fostering procedures. So many of these animals would never even have made it to the adoption floor if not for the care provided by the remarkable staff that oversee these precious animals.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

In every community you have a choice to give your time and resources to a non-profit. Everyone can give to a non-profit based on your passion of giving to a worthwhile cause. I choose animal welfare organizations and choose the Asheville Humane Society hands down. The infrastructure is there to provide the most help to the most animals in need. The competent staff, extensive volunteer network, the physical buildings and surroundings, and many other attributes is why I consider AHS as the number one animal welfare organization in Western North Carolina. Come out and visit. I think you’ll come to the same conclusion.

Was this review helpful? 
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been a donor to the AHS since moving full time to Asheville in 2006 from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The uniqueness of this organization is that you can see exactly how your donations are being spent and keeping it on a local level to benefit everyone and every animal in Buncombe County. Sure, one can donate to a lot of different local animal rescue operations but AHS is number one in my book. As they say, "More bang for your buck". Thank you to the volunteers and staff of AHS for a job well done.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great organization! Really making progress towards "no kill"; a rare feat for a county animal shelter required to accept all animals.

I've been on the board for 1 year & am continually impressed with the dedication & passion of the staff. Everyone loves animals & works hard to insure their well being.

Was this review helpful? 
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Asheville Humane Society does a great job of taking care of the animals and finding them loving homes. The staff is very helpful and caring; they love their work & make the adoption process easy & fun.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The animals are not just well-cared for, they are actually HAPPY! The dogs get to go out to play in playgroups with giant balls, kiddie pools and agility equipment, while the kitties get outside playtime in our screened in porches with lots of toys and different levels to climb. I believe in the way they do sheltering and adoptions, and I know how much love they put out into the community for people and pets in need. Way to go, AHS. Best in the business!

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Asheville Humane Society offers so many great programs for the animals and their humans in Buncombe County. I've been so impressed with the kind and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. We are very fortunate to have such a high caliber animal welfare organization in our area.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I know of no more dedicated staff and volunteers than those at the Asheville Humane Society. They have compassion and dedication for the mission of saving as many animal lives as possible and getting them adopted into their forever homes. They are passionate about the good work that they do.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered and given generously to Asheville Humane Society now for several years. They are a caring, motivated and well run organization. I work on the cat side hand in hand with Adoption Counselors and support staff every week. What an amazing group ! They genuinely care for each animal in their care, and I know we do the best we can to find each one a forever home. I also give and know they are transparent with spending and everything goes to the ultimate care and re-homing of their charges.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Starting out as a volunteer, then a donor, then a Board Member, I have seen all aspects of this organization. The Staff, The Volunteers and the supporters of the organization make it what it is today. They are simply miracle workers. Each day brings a new challenge, but everyone works together to not only meet the challenge head on, but to do what's best for the little souls that enter our doors. I am extremely proud of their (our) accomplishments over the last decade that I have been involved. At the end of the day everyone has the same goal, saving the babies.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My family and I have adopted from AHS a number of years ago. We were impressed with the level of care and concern our dog was given while there. When they were trying to raise funds for their new building we gratefully donated to help them. In their new facility, they are able to assist many more animals in an incredibly warm and inviting environment. Now their building matches the level of their dedication to animal welfare!

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Asheville Humane Society has taken what once was a depressing shelter and built a modern, very functional building that focuses on rescuing and saving animals instead of just "moving them through the system"...All animals are given a second chance, first when they arrive at the shelter where they are analyzed, given food and medication, and treatment by veteranarians to when they are placed in holding until they can be neutered or spayed and eventually moved into the clean, bright new adoption center where potential adopters can see them at play and happy. All of the animals are very well cared for and you can see that they can feel the love that covers them...

Was this review helpful?