This month Animal Hospital of North Asheville had the privilege of delivering a check (and some goodies too) to three amazing groups: Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. These compassionate organizations work to provide food and supplies to animals in need in our community, along with their many other services to the animals and people of Buncombe County.
Through your generous donations during the 2017 Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive, we collected over 2,575 pounds of food, which did not include blankets, beds, carriers, toys, and monetary donations. AHNA matched and donated 2,000 pounds of food in the form a check. Together we were able to provide almost 4,600 pounds of food.
We want to once again send everyone who donated a huge THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
Asheville Humane Society, Brother Wolf, and Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County could use help all year round. Consider donating time, money and supplies to all of these organizations. You can also help by fostering an animal, volunteering, adopting, and spreading the word to promote these organizations. Donations can be dropped off at the Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County, and Brother Wolf's offices, submitted through the organizations' websites or online through Amazon Smile Programs and Wishlists.
Here are four special animals we met when we stopped by Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. They are looking for their forever homes:
From Asheville Humane Society
Blaze: Sweet Senior with Heart of Gold
Blaze is a 9-year-old Retriever mix who came to AHS when his owner passed away. He was severely infested with fleas. AHS has been treating his skin and he gets frequent medicated baths. His world has been turned upside down and he lost his person so at first, he was understandably shy. But he is coming out of his shell and his sweet personality shows. He loves attention, cookies (grain free), being petted, and loves going on walks. Blaze loves getting the chance to play in our doggie playgroups. Blaze has the gentlest eyes. He is waiting patiently for his forever home and family. Stop by AHS Adoption Center and meet this sweet guy today. Blaze's Page
Marla came to Asheville Humane because her owners could no longer care for her. She is a 9 year old kitty. Marla's foster mom brought her home because she was anxious in the shelter environment. She stayed in her bed for the first day. But on the second day, she gently shoved her head into her foster's mom's hand when she went to pet her. From then on, she enjoyed face rubs, gentle massage, and a little gentle scratching at the base of her spine. She purrs and arches her back to get you to keep petting her. She will let you pick her up and she will sit on your lap for "love sessions." She likes to explore and hang out in the large cat tree. She uses the litter box and has a petite appetite. “Marla would do best in a quiet, predictable household where she feels secure and safe. It may take her a day or two to get used to a new household, but after that, she is a pure joy to have around. She seemed intimidated by my other foster cats, so I kept her apart from them. She would do best as an only cat. Marla is a love bug at heart!” -Foster Mom
To learn more about Marla or Blaze, contact Asheville Humane Society at 828-761-2001 or stop by the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806
From Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Cotton: looking for love and a lap to sit on
Meet Cotton, a senior gentleman, who is looking for a lap to call his own. Cotton is a very laid back cat who takes things in stride. He likes affection and hanging out with his person(s). He likes to watch Game of Thrones. His favorite song is Cotton Eyed Joe but he likes a wide range of music. He is pretty relaxed around dogs at the rescue. Cotton is 9 1/2 years old and neutered. Do you have room in your heart and home to foster or become his forever home? Cotton's Page
Dempsey: looking for adventures with a family to call his own
Dempsey is a sweet southern gentleman with a heart of gold. He enjoys walking with his people, making new friends, and learning new tricks. He is very smart and wants to please. He loves most everyone he meets and is a very friendly guy. Dempsey gets along well with some other dogs (he likes to meet them properly first!) and has lived successfully with cats. Dempsey can be reactive to things like cars driving by and bicycles - he sometimes likes to chase them. For this reason, Dempsey's ideal home is one in the country where he will have lots of quiet space. He'd prefer not to live in an urban area or in an apartment complex. Dempsey loves to spend time with his people and enjoys snuggling, playing, and being a part of the family.
Great news! Dempsey was adopted!
To learn more about Cotton, contact Brother Wolf at 828-505-3440 or stop by the Adoption Center at 31 Glendale Ave, Asheville.