The Animal Care Campus comprises two facilities: the Buncombe County Animal Shelter and the Asheville Humane Society Adoption and Education Center. These two buildings sit side-by-side in a public private partnership to help homeless animals in Buncombe County. The programs operated within these two buildings save the lives of thousands of animals each year.
Buncombe County Animal Shelter
The Buncombe County Animal Shelter is operated under contract by Asheville Humane Society in a public-private partnership. Buncombe County owns the facility but contracts with the non-profit Asheville Humane Society's experienced professionals for the animal sheltering operations. Stray, surrendered and seized animals receive the highest standard of animal welfare industry care and compassion while residing at the modern shelter. Asheville Humane Society, with a mission of promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering and adoption, has been operating the Buncombe County Animal Shelter since 1990.
Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center
Asheville Humane Society raised private donations to design and build the Adoption and Education Center which is immediately adjacent to the Buncombe County Animal Shelter on the Animal Care Campus. Every day animals come across the short “Walk of Life” between the two buildings and take up temporary residence in the cheerful and comfortable adoption quarters while they wait for new families. Oftentimes animals matriculating through the Buncombe County Animal Shelter have medical or behavior concerns which prohibit their immediate adoption. Asheville Humane Society uses private donations to provide medical care necessary to help these animals become adoptable so they can be re-homed. Asheville Humane Society focuses exclusively on saving the lives of homeless animals from Buncombe County. All of the animals in the Adoption Center and Foster Care are from the Buncombe County Animal Shelter.
Services At the Buncombe County Animal Shelter