Blue Ridge Humane Society’s “Paws for a Purpose” Returns This Weekend

Blue Ridge Humane Society (BRHS) invites the community to participate in Paws for a Purpose, a signature fundraising weekend bringing together local businesses and individuals to raise awareness and funds to support their mission of ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and surrounding communities.

This year’s event will be held Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, and is presented by Hunter Subaru.

Local businesses are encouraged to host fundraisers throughout the weekend, and can include donating a percentage of sales, hosting a pet supply donation drive, hosting a pint night or yappy hour or creating an individual celebration that includes a raffle or contest with proceeds benefitting BRHS. Individuals are also encouraged to host parties with friends, neighbors or co-workers. Parties can be at their favorite establishment, a neighborhood clubhouse or at the office and can include sit-down dinners, block parties, or pet supply drives, for example.


“This signature fundraising event has become a community favorite over the last four years because of its creative and inclusive nature,” said BRHS Executive Director Angela Prodrick. “Individuals and businesses empower others to contribute as much or as little as they desire in the course of one weekend, and these collective efforts amount to a significant impact for our organization. Together, we can save local animals in our neighborhoods by supporting small, locally owned businesses.”

If you would like to host an event, visit or email BRHS Events & Business Partnerships Director Jessica Chipriano at [email protected] for more information.

The Blue Ridge Humane Society, Inc., is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization started in 1950 and dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption at the Adoption Center; offers low-cost vaccine clinics, animal education programs, pet training classes, and youth education and projects; coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance, and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.

If you believe in this cause, consider donating or learning how to volunteer by visiting the Blue Ridge Humane Society’s website at or call (828) 692-2639.

Written by the Blue Ridge Humane Society.