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Gwynne Dyer, Executive Director - gwynne averyhumane. Charlene Calhoun, Shelter Manager - charlene averyhumane. Melissa Webb, Assistant Shelter Manager - melissa averyhumane. Cheryl Barnes, Director of Finance - cheryl averyhumane. Adoption Information - info averyhumane. Avery Humane Society is a c3 non-profit charitable organization. Our mission is to respond humanely to the needs of animals in Avery County. Income sources include adoption fees, Happy Paws Pet Boutique located in the shelter, Paws and Claws resale store, fundraising events, grants, and general donations.
We have been operating as a community non-profit organization since and moved into our current shelter facility in April Our shelter can house approximately 95 animals and had more than adoptions in We also help reunite more than lost pets with their owners each year. Visitors are always welcome at our shelter. In fact, we have approximately 1, visitors per year. Avery Humane Society is a "Limited Admission" facility. Our policies for accepting animals are as follows:.
Avery Humane Society has no legal authority to respond to animal neglect or abuse cases. We cannot trespass on private property. For insurance and liability reasons we are unable to leave our facility to conduct rescue or pick-up of animals that are not the property of Avery Humane Society.
All new Free puppies in boone nc are required to be held for a period of 72 hours before they can be adopted, euthanized, or altered per Senate Bill - Section 2, Chapter 19A of the General Statutes 19A After the 72 hour hold period the animal becomes the property of Avery Humane Society. The law is in place to allow the animal to be reclaimed and for staff to observe health or behavioral related problems. These services are performed to protect the animal arriving and those that are Free puppies in boone nc being housed at the shelter. If the animal is reclaimed, any expense incurred is to be reimbursed by the owner.
However, with the rewards also come responsibilities. Adopters are adopting animals "as is. Once the adoption is complete, the adopter takes immediate possession of and responsibility for the animal. Over the years we have forged positive working relationships with many community institutions.
For example, Crossnore School has former shelter dogs from the Humane Society living in each of its cottages. Other benefits to residents of Avery County include:. Everything must go! We will open from April 22nd through the end of July or until inventory is gone. Hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.
Over the next few months, our resale store, Paws n Claws will be transitioning to a new business model. Patti Manning who has been the Paws n Claws manager for over 10 years is retiring. We are so thankful to her and her husband Stan for all that they have done for the Avery Humane Society! They have worked tirelessly for years to make Paws n Claws a success. We will no longer be taking donations for Paws n Claws. There will be some great bargains available during our closeout sales this summer.
Dates for the closeout sales will be released soon. Stay tuned over the next few months to hear what new and exciting happenings take place at our Paws n Claws location. For Google Maps. You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right. Continue straight on this highway s change to NC South toward Newland for approximately 5 miles. From Asheville, NC:. Head east on I towards Statesville. Take exit 85 and turn left at the bottom of the ramp for US North.
Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left at the light to follow US North. Continue to follow US North for 32 miles to Crossnore. Take exit 17 for US North. Exit will take you towards NC Hwy Take NC north from Morganton 35 miles to Newland. Travel one mile until you see the for Dollar General. Turn right at the stoplight for US in Linville. Travel 5 miles on NC to Newland. Turn left onto NC South 17 miles to Linville. All Rights Reserved. Deed and Hosted by Overmountain Studios Inc. Become a Member. Sundays - 12 p. Adoptions Only Our shelter hours may vary on major holidays and during inclement weather.
Our policies for accepting animals are as follows: Only animals found or residing in Avery County can be accepted. New animals are accepted by appointment when space is available. We strongly suggest that anyone with an animal to bring in, please call us first. We do not euthanize healthy adoptable animals to make space. When the shelter is full, we use a waiting list for animals that need to come in.
Those on the waiting list have first priority. Anyone picking up a stray animal is assuming responsibility for that animal until there is room to take it. Although we make every effort to accept all eligible animals, unfortunately there are times and circumstances when animals cannot be accepted.
Animals that need immediate veterinary care cannot be accepted. We do not have a veterinarian on staff. Aggressive animals or animals that have bitten a person cannot be accepted. Need to surrender a pet but our shelter doesn't have space available at this time? You will be put on our waiting list but while you wait you can rehome it by using Adopt-A-Pet Rehoming Tool by clicking here: Rehome My Pet Avery Humane Society has no legal authority to respond to animal neglect or abuse cases. Once an animal is accepted by the Avery Humane Society: All new animals are required to be held for a period of 72 hours before they can be adopted, euthanized, or altered per Senate Bill - Section 2, Chapter 19A of the General Statutes 19A Other benefits to residents of Avery County include: Low adoption fees — specials at certain times of the year In addition to owner-surrendered pets, the shelter takes in strays.
When there is a surplus of donated food, a food bank is open for those in financial stress so that they can keep their pets. In partnership with the local prison, a select of shelter dogs are trained by inmates.
Basic training and socialization helps the dogs become more adoptable. It is also enriching for the inmates who learn skills that may help them find future employment in the animal care field. Low-cost shot and micro-chip clinics are offered periodically to the community. Volunteer and community service opportunities Pets are reunited with their loved ones each year through the lost and Free puppies in boone nc program. Visitations to Avery County, and local spending, are increased through social media bringing out-of-town adopters to the local area.
The shelter provides employment opportunities. Paws n Claws Update Come out and get a great bargain! Blowout Sale!! Avery Humane Society Click below for directions to the shelter.Free puppies in boone nc
email: [email protected] - phone:(894) 917-7007 x 3166
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