The new Asheville Humane Society is a wonderful facility. And it’s not just the new building that’s great. I recently began volunteering at AHS and the dedication of the staff and volunteers is truly heartwarming. There are many wonderful animals available for adoption, and they are loved, cared for, socialized and kept safe by the staff and volunteers at AHS while waiting patiently for their new homes.
The Humane Society of the U.S. estimates that between 6 million to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters annually in our country, and that [about half] are euthanized. Around 25 percent of those animals are purebreds. These are staggering figures. Our local rescue organizations are doing everything possible to tell a different story here in Buncombe County. If you are ready for a new furry friend in your life, please consider visiting the Asheville Humane Society or another rescue group. New animals arrive daily, of every age, size, color and breed.
There are many ways that you can help homeless animals in our community, including adopting or fostering an animal; donating money, time or goods; and by spaying and neutering your pets. The animals and the AHS need your support. I encourage you to check out the Asheville Humane Society’s beautiful new facility and visit with the adoptable pets and amazing staff and volunteers that provide this essential service. Then, tell your friends!
— Kim Porter