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Open the website of Project SANTA

Project SANTA stands for Supporting Animal Needs Through Action. This project is similar to the classic “Toys for Tots” but provides needed supplies, food, toys, and monetary donations to the animals of Henderson and Buncombe counties through the no-kill shelters of Brother Wolf and the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Open the website of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation works save those pets they can by placing them in local foster homes while the try to find permanent homes for them. However, the goal is an Adoption Center with quarantine space, comfortable pens, outdoor runs, a cattery, areas for training and grooming.

Open the website of Meals on Wheels W.A.L.O.P. Program

Since the 1990’s, Meals On Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County has been working with local pet stores, veterinarians and community groups to provide pet food and other services to senior pet owners. To contribute to the Meals On Wheels Pet Food program, please send donations to 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801.

Open the website of Haywood Animal Welfare Association

Haywood Animal Welfare Association believes in community education and service. They strive to ensure humane treatment of animals though various community services such as pet therapy, education programs as well as promoting pet adoption. All their friends have been rescued from the Haywood County Animal Shelter and are either in foster care or at Animal Supply House in Waynesville.

Open the website of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Our mission is to work towards the end of euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals as a means of population control in our community. Working collaboratively with other like-minded organizations, we strive to achieve this goal through aggressive spay/neuter, education, and our foster care system, providing dogs with a temporary sanctuary and comprehensive training until they can be placed in a permanent, carefully screened home.

Open the website of Asheville Humane Society

For over 30 years Asheville Humane Society has been saving homeless Buncombe County animals. Today we operate both our own state-of-the-art Adoption and Education Center and the County’s only open door shelter where no local animal is ever turned away. We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, abused, injured and lost animals. We provide education, training and support to keep pets in their homes. Our nationally recognized innovative programs and partnerships are steadily moving Buncombe County toward a no-kill community.

Open the website of Furever Friends

FurEver Friends Animal Rescue Network has been helping to find homes for cats & kittens since 2002, making us the oldest continuously operating Animal Welfare organization in Buncombe Co. Over the last 15 yrs. we have helped place nearly 10,000 animals in their FurEver Homes. We hold adoption events almost every Sun. at Petco on Brevard Rd. from noon – 6PM & have kitties available for adoption at PetSupermarket on Tunnel Rd. everyday. We also hold quarterly adoption events at Tractor Supply on Brevard Rd. & Pet Supplies Plus on Hendersonville Rd. With the opening of a 2nd PetCo on Merrimon Ave., we will also be holding frequent adoption events at that location.

All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, de-flead & de-wormed, provided with rabies and other vaccinations prior to adoption. We are an ALL Volunteer, no-kill organization, pulling animals who would otherwise be euthanized from high-kill shelters in WNC & SC. We also work with Community Cat caretakers to remove kittens thru humane trapping, providing S/N & using our foster network to socialize kittens for adoption.

We utilize PetFinders and Adopt-A-Pet websites for displaying our kitties on-line. We provide info on other cats in our foster network & our events thru our Facebook page (Furever Friends Animal Rescue Network – Asheville).

We can be reached by phone or text at 828.348-7198 or email at [email protected].

Open the website of Waggers Dog Depot

Waggers Dog Depot is the newest “Fun” place for dogs in Asheville. We offer a delicious variety of home made treats & chews, dog clothing, collars, leashes, tags & Pet Photography. We also provide the very best Grooming Salon for dogs and cats with our gentle, experienced groomers utilizing the latest tools & equipment. We do not cage pets while they are in our facility, thus reducing their stress level. A Self Serve Wash is available for the do it yourselfer. Come by and see what the excitement is all about and join our long list of satisfied customers. Of course dogs are always welcome and will receive a treat.