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Animal Shelters/ Foundations

Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Humane Society is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on saving lives of homeless animals. The organization is governed by an active, volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 3,000 active donors. Asheville Humane Society contracts with Buncombe County and the City of Asheville to operate the Buncombe County Animal Shelter.

On September 14, 2010, the Animal Care Campus for Buncombe County opened. The campus has two, separate facilities: the Buncombe County Shelter and the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center. The Buncombe County Animal Shelter houses the Buncombe County Sheriff Department’s Animal Services division, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s Veterinary Medical Technology program, and the shelter for animals in transition. Asheville Humane Society contracts to operate the sheltering program. Asheville Humane Society transfers adoptable animals into their immediately adjacent Adoption Center through the Walk of Life which connects both buildings and is responsible for saving the lives of more than 1,500 dogs and cats annually through adoption placements.
Buncombe County

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Here at Brother Wolf, we rescue dogs and puppies, cats and kittens from local shelters, owner surrenders, and those who are strays. By taking these animals into our homes, we are able to provide them with a loving, nurturing environment where we can learn a lot about a particular pet. We get a good feel for what an ideal family would be for a particular pet, because we spend so much time with them. In addition to all the emotional care we provide, all of our pets are treated for any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heartworms or broken bones (just to name a few), and are spayed/neutered.

As you may be aware, the pet overpopulation problem in the Southern states is overwhelming. On a daily basis, hundreds of perfectly adoptable dogs, including puppies, are euthanized simply because there is no where for them to go. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has created a program where we partner with local shelter and pull litters of puppies whenever possible.
(828) 779-6130
Buncombe County

Welcome to the Mimi Paige Foundation. Since 2001 we have been celebrating the human-animal connection in its many forms. Our goal is to advocate for responsible pet ownership through education and awareness. Through our public awareness campaign and the celebration of the importance of the human-animal bond, we hope to promote respect and compassion not only to our pets but to all.

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.


Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation

Our mission is to save animals from euthanasia in the Haywood County Animal Control facility (HCAC). Unfortunately, the number of animals who arrive at HCAC is so great that they can only remain there for a limited time before room must be made for more arrivals. We rescue those healthy and adoptable animals who are in danger of euthanasia.

Sarge’s challenge is that there are far too many animals needing rescue, nearly 3,000 in 2009. Our goal is for all healthy and adoptable HCAC animals to be placed in homes. We currently save many pets by placing them in local foster homes while we try to find permanent homes for them. If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster home please call us.
Haywood County Region

SheVille Team

We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.

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