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Animal/ Wildlife NonProfit

  • Under contract with Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, Asheville Humane Society’s animal care professionals operate the Buncombe County Animal Shelter, the safety net for any lost, abandoned, or relinquished companion animal in Buncombe County. After 72 hours or less in the county shelter, all other costs of housing, evaluating, treating, rehabilitating, feeding, fostering, publicizing and preparing an animal for adoption are paid by Asheville Humane Society with privately raised funds.
  • We operate our Adoption and Education Center next door to the shelter entirely on donations and adoption fees with help from volunteers. We receive no government funding for our Adoption Center.
  • We operate the only open admission animal shelter in our community. We never turn our back on a lost, abandoned or relinquished animal.
  • We use private donations to pay for lifesaving medical care of sick and injured animals in the shelter so they can be adopted.  
  • We accept all animals regardless of health, age, temperament or beauty.
  • We partner with local, regional and national adoption placement partners to save lives.
  • Your financial gift stays local and helps the homeless animals in our community.
  • We have a proven, professional track record of compassionate care and progressive programming that has saved thousands and thousands of animal lives since 1984.  Asheville Humane Society Website


The Mimi Paige Foundation 

The Mimi Paige Foundation was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code by concerned residents of Western North Carolina. We are indeed a small volunteer organization with a big mission and a large heart. Our mission quite simply is to drastically reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats in Western North Carolina


Nature Center

The Nature Society, now known as the Friends of the WNC Nature Center was formed in March 1975, and together with Center staff developed the Nature Centers mission: To educate the public to the natural history and ecology of the Southern Appalachians. The Friends serve as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the Nature Center.
(828) 298-5600


Wild for Life 

Our Mission at Wild for Life – Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife,is to provide qualified, professional care, housing and nutrition to injured and orphaned wildlife until they can be returned to their native wild habitats; as well as, educate the public regarding native wildlife, wildlife habitats, conservation and preservation of the precious environment we share.

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