We have had the privilege of hosting Kathy Link and the Four Seasons Pet Loss and Grief Support Group this past year. They have helped many families. In 2019 the monthly Pet Loss and Grief Support Meetings will be getting a new time and location with the goal of reaching all of Buncombe County. We support Kathy and Four Seasons with their new location and time, and still encourage families who are grieving to join the group for support during the grief process.
By Dr. Amy Plankenhorn
We’ve all seen the pictures – it’s Christmas morning, and Mom or Dad brings an adorable puppy wearing a red bow into the room. The kids are delighted! The puppy is delighted! Mom and Dad high-five because this was the Best Christmas Ever!
Well, maybe it was, but maybe not. Giving a pet as a surprise gift can work out fine, but there are some important factors to take into consideration:
We will be moving our Free Monthly Help Session presented by Tristan Rehner- Fleurant, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid to Saturdays in 2019! Join us for the first help session of the new year - Puppies WIN - What is normal puppy behavior?!
When cat litter was invented in 1947, it was made of grains of absorbent clay called Fuller’s earth. There was just one brand, called Kitty Litter, and cat owners had a choice between that or natural sand or sawdust.
Give the gift of health!
Geriatric pets should have semi- annual veterinary visits instead of annual visits. This allows early detection of illness or other problems. It is also a great time to look at:
Our Warm Hearts * Full Bellies Holiday Pet Food Drive is in full swing! We are accepting donations of wet and dry pet food, new or clean gently used bedding, and pet toys during normal business hours. This week, Monday, Dec 3rd-Saturday Dec 8th, bring in a full grocery bag of donations and receive an AHNA tote bag in return! All donations will help to warm the hearts and fill the bellies of local pets in need and AHNA will be matching pet food donations up to the first 2,000 lbs!
We will be closing for a few select days over the Holiday Season so our staff can spend time with loved ones.
- Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24th: 7:30am-Noon
- Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED
- Wednesday, December 26th - Normal business hours (7:30am-8:30pm)