Randy Tucker has a shadow, and her name is Star. With oversized ears and big paws that bear witness to her youth, the 3-year-old German shepherd mix was adopted three months ago from the Asheville Humane Society, which found her in mid-September, roaming as a stray in the Lees Creek area. Star now accompanies Tucker […]
Local vets and pet nutrition experts say there are affordable, easy ways to improve pet gut health.
Many pet owners say home-based veterinary palliative and hospice care and, when the time comes, euthanasia have helped them and their companion animals through end-of-life transitions.
The president of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Denise Bitz, yesterday accused a former member of the nonprofit’s board and one-time foster parent of the year of fomenting “a local cesspool on a social media.” The comment was one of many contentious exchanges taking place this week on Facebook following Brother Wolf’s announcement it will be closing […]
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 […]
For do-it-yourselfers, making pet food from scratch may seem like a fun and worthwhile challenge. But dogs and cats have different nutritional requirements from their human friends, so there some important things to know about creating healthy meals and treats for them.
In the 1990s, amid stints in prison, a murder charge and assorted other legal woes, the rapper Snoop Dogg rocketed to stardom via albums like Doggy Style and Tha Doggfather (both released on Death Row Records). Today, three inmates at Craggy Correctional Center on Riverside Drive — Sherman, Crumpet and Louise — are similarly waiting […]
On Saturday, April 25, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Urban Orchard Cider Co. are teaming up for a fundraiser where dogs aren’t just allowed — they’re the stars.
In a heated three-hour session that included pleas from opposite extremes during the public-comment period and one person getting thrown out of the chambers, the Buncombe County Board of Commissions voted 4-3, to approve changes to the county’s animal control ordinance.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will start the new year with a Tuesday, Jan. 6, meeting, at which they’ll consider changes to the Animal Control Ordinance, including current regulations for tethering dogs.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Brother Wolf’s fundraising calendar and craftsman Daniel Hart’s stringed gourd instruments.
Most people know that the Meals on Wheels nonprofit is an important source of hot, nutritious meals for elderly members of our community. But they also collect and distribute pet food to low income seniors who might otherwise share meals meant for them with their four-legged friends, who are often their only constant companions.
For the fifth year in a row, tattoo artists at Freak & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow will be putting permanent paw-prints on people’s hearts, ankles, arms and who knows where else to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society in a nonstop tattoo marathon this Sunday, Aug. 25.
An online petition that opposes the creation of a North Asheville dog park triggered confusion from both developers and community members, while amassing more than 200 signatures within the last 24 hours. Tonight, a community meeting about the proposed North Asheville dog park intends to address overall questions the public may have. (Photo courtesy of Natalie Flores)
A new local fundraiser wants every rescue dog to have more than its day by creating an entire calendar dedicated to Asheville-loving canines. (Photo by Sheryl Mann of Flying Dogs Photography)
Years ago, I was involved in rescuing and relocating dogs from a puppy mill, and images of that day will remain with me forever. Groups of dogs were living together in small, feces-encrusted cages that were stacked one upon another. But while physical conditions were shocking, learning about the long-term psychological effects on these animals […]
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual pet photography contest will accept photos of dogs, cats and anything else with four legs through March 25.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue announces a new summer camp for kids who love animals.
Though she spends most of her time helping others at Mission and McDowell Hospitals, a local therapy dog may have her day soon. Chessie, a blind four-year-old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, has been nominated for a 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award in the therapy dog category.
I never realized how big of a problem littering was in Asheville until I got a puppy. Taking her for a walk is a near-constant struggle to steer her away from broken glass, cigarette butts, fireworks, piles of dog crap and, most recently, a used diaper. I mean seriously, how lazy does one have to […]