COVID-19: Review all up-to-date changes HERE.

Our Adoption Center is open to a limited number of walk-ins. (Click HERE for details.) *Fee-waived Felines through Sept. 30th!*


Asheville Humane Society was asked by Maddie’s Fund to participate in a nationwide study on the benefit of fieldtrip programs for shelter dogs! We eagerly accepted this opportunity and got to work on revamping our Urban Tails Program!

The Urban Tails program was created in order to help reduce kennel stress and provide dogs with enrichment and increased visibility. Trained volunteers take shelter dogs on walks, hikes, or to their homes or businesses to give them a...

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Dine To Be Kind wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous Restaurant Ambassadors. We are looking for enthusiastic and outgoing individuals with a passion for animal welfare in our community. In years' past almost one-third of the funds raised during this event are a direct result of amazing Restaurant Ambassadors!

Being an Ambassador is a great way to rally support for Buncombe County’s neediest animals and an even better...

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Would you like to help homeless animals through the power of social media? Spread the word about Dine To Be Kind on Facebook and/or Instagram! By telling your local friends about this event, you can help AHS raise more money for the animals of our community! (You do NOT need to be a current AHS volunteer to participate.)



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Dear Friends of Asheville Humane Society,

My career began in August of 1983 at a small college-prep boarding school in northern Indiana, just outside of Chicago. Thirty-two years and five jobs in four different fields later, I became the executive director of Asheville Humane Society. At the end of this week, I will leave Asheville to return to the Midwest to be closer to my aging parents. I will become president of The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, a 120-year-old animal welfare...

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Asheville Humane Society Partners with Finding Rover to Identify Lost Pets in Buncombe County 

Asheville, NC - Asheville Humane Society joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. They now offer their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home.

Now every dog and cat that enters the...

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