Photo courtesy of Durham County Sheriff's Department

WNC groups help rescue hundreds of animals after hurricane

Several animal rescue organizations were deployed to Eastern North Carolina communities in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s landfall there. So far, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, both in Asheville and in Marion County, S.C., has recovered about 400 animals since the hurricane struck. The Durham County Sheriff’s Department and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department had rescued 51 and 16 […]

Photo courtesy of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Howl-O-Ween: A spooktacul­ar time for pets

If you are looking for fun Halloween events that include your fuzzy, four-legged family members — look no further. This Saturday, Oct. 29, there are two “Howl-O-Ween” pet-focused events to choose from — both of which support local animal animal rescues. Bone-A-Fied Pet Boutique is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest at […]

BENEVOLENT BICEPS: Ladies Workout Asheville  owner Kim Hreha, front, will donate proceeds from her upcoming outdoor anniversary event to five area nonprofits. Photo by Jessie Fultz Photography

Conscious party: Ladies Workout Asheville celebrates 20 years in business with a fitness fundraiser

For movers, Ladies Workout Asheville’s anniversary fundraiser offers an obstacle course and walk-a-thon. Casual attendees are welcome to browse vendors to a DJ set, enter a raffle, participate in work-out demos and take the little ones inside a bouncy house. Festivities take place in the gym’s parking lot on Friday, May 20.

Photo by Pam Burgess, courtesy of Asheville Humane Society

Howl-O-Ween: It’s not just for humans

Halloween costumes aren’t just for people anymore! Increasingly, pet caretakers are dressing up their furry family members and taking them out on the town for this spooktacular holiday.  Just in case you need some Halloween inspiration for your feline or Fido, we reached out to local animal rescue organizations and local business owners to showcase some […]

"Bison VI" by Asheville artist Daniel McClendon. His exhibition "Emergent Animals" is on display at The Asheville School until Thursday, Nov. 5.

All Things Animal: Community Calendar roundup of animal related events from 10/28 through 11/5

Boo Bash shopashevilleoutlets.com/event/boo-bash/2145463270 SA (10/31), 5-7pm – Asheville Humane Society dog adoption event with live music, trick-or-treating, kids games, and costumes for pet dress-up. Free to attend. Held at The Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue Adoption Event wncanimalrescue.org SA (10/31) 11am-2pm – Free to attend. Held at Patton Ave Pet Company, 1388 […]

MULTIMEDIA: "My mindset on a live performance is that I always want it to be new,” says MC Chris Shreve of Free the Optimus. The Boone-based artist teamed up with other rappers as well as local aerialists for a night of performance art collaboration. The event benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Shreve's photo by Carretto Studio, aerialist photo courtesy of Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective

Beats and feats: Rappers and aerialists collaborat­e on Hip-hop Circus

Think of hip-hop, and a number of images might come to mind: DJs, loose pants, B-Boys and graffiti, perhaps. Even if your list isn’t culled from stereotypes, it’s unlikely to include aerialists — though that might change after the Hip-hop Circus at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Nov. 29. That event pairs area hip-hop acts […]