“Our community is fortunate to have so many impactful groups working on behalf of animals, as the need for help is large in Western North Carolina.”
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Letter: Thanks for spotlighting animal adoption agencies
“For the past year, I’ve been fostering for the Blue Ridge Humane Society — a bittersweet experience with rewards that far outweigh the challenges.”
Nonprofit news in brief: Race raises $6,860 for Riley Howell Foundation Fund
The inaugural Mighty Four Miler race in Waynesville raised $6,860 for the Riley Howell Foundation Fund, which makes grants to organizations that support victims of gun violence. Plus, grant opportunities, leadership changes and news of note among area nonprofits.
Charitable organizations swamped with donations
For many area nonprofits, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a unique problem: Too many donations are coming in to secondhand resell stores, leaving staff scrambling to process a flood of items.
Animal rescue and the limits of compassionate care
Over the last half-century or so, the nation’s relationship with our furry, four-legged friends has gradually shifted — particularly the way we deal with homeless dogs and cats. Local animal rescue personnel spoke with Xpress about the changes and challenges of operating a no-kill shelter.
News briefs: Waters to deliver talk on historical memory, Confederate monuments
Against the backdrop of ongoing controversy surrounding the persistence of Confederate monuments in the Southeast, UNC Asheville history professor Darin Waters will deliver a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 28, about collective historical memory in the wake of the Civil War.
Sanctuary Brewing hosts local Puppy Bowl
Sanctuary Brewing Co. expands on the theme of the classic Super Bowl party this weekend by bringing in a crew of adoptable pets for its own Western North Carolina version of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
Beer Scout: Sanctuary Brewing
Most new breweries want to talk about their beer. But for Joe Dinan and Lisa McDonald, the team behind Sanctuary Brewing, it’s all about something else: the animals.