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Asheville Humane Society

Rating: 4.86 stars   28 reviews 268

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.

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(828)761-2001
www.ashevillehumane.org

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1 person 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!

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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...

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I've been a board member, a foster mom, a volunteer and a donor and there is no angle from which Asheville Humane Society doesn't stack up with the best non-profits I have encountered in any city I've lived in. I also train dogs as a hobby and am so impressed with the level of expertise, problem-solving and experience they bring to each individual animal. They are up-to-date, state-of-the-art and compassionate, conscientious, creative and caring. The staff is absolutely remarkable and do their job with professionalism and passion. Their reach into the community in the distribution of educational and physical resources to keep animals in their homes is just one of a multitude of quiet services they provide to the city and county.

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The Asheville Humane Society is a great asset to our community. The number of animals they save is a great story (over 5000 last year). The dedication of the employees and volunteers is beyond the grasp of most people. It's an organization where the passion for saving animals is totally visable by all associated with the organization. That includes not only employees and volunteers but also all the dedicated people on the Board of Directors and committees that report to the BOD. They have a great network of contributors who also are very passionate about the work this organization does.

Ron Gallaway

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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.

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Asheville Humane Society is a top notch organization. They do an incredible job of finding good homes for countless animals in our community. This organization has aiways been very transparent on how my donations are used. Keep up the great work!

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I adopted from Asheville Humane Society and had a fantastic experience. The staff there is so kind and caring, and the animals are treated with such love and respect. The facility is beautiful and clean. A wonderful place for homeless animals to reside until they find their forever homes! This community is so lucky to have Asheville Humane Society caring for animals in need.

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I have been an active Volunteer with Asheville Humane Society for several years, and can attest to the excellent care the pets receive while in our shelter. I work with cat adopters almost every weekend, and am always impressed with how efficient and caring the staff is with every adoption. I am also a corporate sponsor and can attest to the diligence the team uses in their marketing and operation efficiency. I have volunteered and supported other shelters over the years, and have no reservations when I say that Asheville Humane Society is the best run shelter I have encountered with the most dedicated volunteers and staff.

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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.

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Asheville Humane Society has received the highest possible rating for their stewardship of donations. Contributions are spent on life saving programs for the animals. You will not find a more caring and compassionate staff!

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