Taste of Compassion 2016

Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is again the presenting sponsor for Taste of Compassion. We support this event because it is a large fund raiser for Asheville Humane Society and the proceeds go to helping needy animals in our own community. This enjoyable event features great food and drink as well as wonderful auction items.

We hope you will join us for Asheville Humane Society’s 13th annual Taste of Compassion Auction and Gala presented by Animal Hospital of North Asheville at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center on Saturday, November 5th from 6-9 PM. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here. Come enjoy a night at the Moulin Rouge to benefit the animals!

Step into Paris for a night at the Moulin Rouge, enjoying exquisite cuisine, fine wine and craft beer, music, bidding and fun! Come dressed (if you wish) in your most elegant Moulin Rouge themed attire.

There will be incredible items donated by local businesses, artists and individuals for the fabulous silent and live auctions! Returning as host and auctioneer, Ben Farrell will delight and entertain guests. During the live auction, which features the coveted 2017 Outback from Prestige Subaru, Farrell will conduct Asheville Humane Society’s 3rd annual “Fund-the-Need.” This inspiring raise-the-paddle moment allows supporters to pledge donations, raising funds for AHS’s life-saving programs. In addition, Prestige Subaru will be generously donating 100% of the winning bid to Asheville Humane Society.

All guests will be treated to wine courtesy of Mutual Distributing and locally crafted beer. Local restaurants and chefs sponsor the array of delicious vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and desserts enjoyed throughout the evening. For those of you who want the red carpet treatment, VIP tickets can be purchased to attend a pre-gala reception from 5-6pm. This reception will offer VIP guests a first look and opportunity to bid on our fabulous auction packages, taste exquisite cuisine, and try our signature drink “The French Kiss." The VIP bar experience will only be available for these elite guests.