Exciting News about Taste of Compassion

AHNA was thrilled with the huge success of the 11th Annual Taste of Compassion, and we were honored to be able to be the presenting sponsor for such a grand gala! Not only were we extremely happy that this event raised $90,000 for Asheville Humane Society to use to help needy animals in our community, many of us from Animal Hospital of North Asheville attended and had a truly wonderful time. If you missed it this year, make sure you attend next year. It is so much fun!

Everyone at Animal Hospital of North Asheville wishes to thank Asheville Humane Society volunteers and staff for their hard work to make the 11th Annual Taste of Compassion a huge success and a truly good time for us! Please see the letter below >>>>>>>

Thank you for joining Asheville Humane Society for our 11th Annual
Taste of Compassion Gala – Around the World with 80 Strays!
 The final numbers are in…
and together we raised over $90,000 for Buncombe County animals in need!

We are honored to have such a dedicated and  philanthropic community who care about our mission and believe in Asheville Humane Society as the trusted leader in local animal welfare. Over 400 supporters attended this year’s event and certainly made it the largest and most successful Taste of Compassion in history. Much gratitude to the people, businesses and artists who generously donated hundreds of items, experiences and services to our auction – your generously is truly lifesaving!  We are also excited to announce that during our live auction the 2015 Subaru Outback, generously donated by Prestige Subaru, brought in a record breaking winning bid of $29,000!
We would like to thank Mutual Distributing for donating the exceptional wines sampled throughout the evening, as well as, the restaurants and food vendors who donated their time and served up delicious vegetarian fare creating a wonderful interactive food tasting for attendees:

Another Broken Egg Café
Cecilia’s Kitchen
The Fresh Market
King James Public House
The Local Taco
Roots Foods
Strada Italiano
Travinia Italian Kitchen
True South Foods
Lexington Avenue Brewing 

And now a very special thank you to all of our sponsors. You make this event possible!

Presenting $10,000:
Animal Hospital of North Asheville

Best in Show $5000:
Aloft Asheville Downtown
The Gold Spot
Mutual Distributing
Prestige Subaru
Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery

Top Dog $2500:
Alan's Jewelry

Purrfect $1000:
Asheville Compounding Pharmacy
Charlotte Street Animal Hospital
Crowne Plaza Resort
The Dwell Realty Group
Sensibilities Day Spa
WNC Magazine

Cats Pajamas $500:
Happy Tails Country Club
HomeTrust Bank
TapSnap Phototainment
Three Dog Bakery
Wallaby Media

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season and Happy New Year. See you in 2015!
For the Animals,


Lauren Weldishofer
Special Events Manager