Join us on Sunday, June 26 from 1-4 PM for the Paw it Forward Festival and Open House at Asheville Humane Society! Mix 96.5 will be pumping out the music, Amazing Pizza Co. and Destination Eggroll will be selling their delicious food truck fare, and...

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Tracy Elliott

Tracy Elliott (Master of Nonprofit Administration '93)

By Sally Anne Flecker | Spring 2016

Shortly after he took over last May as executive director of the Asheville (North Carolina) Humane Society, Tracy Elliott welcomed a group of staffers into his office.

The humane society was already committed to saving every possible animal at the shelter. But the staff had a vision to go...

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Our "Oodles of Shih-Poodles" adoption event was a sweeping success! All 37 Shih-Poos who were available for adoption at the event found their forever homes! 

Our staff and volunteers celebrated all these empty dog runs, and all the amazing adoptions that happened on Saturday! A huge thank you to...

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This Saturday, April 30th, Asheville Humane Society is having an "Oodles of Shih-Poodles" adoption event!!! The past month has been a "shih-storm" of legal battles to gain custody of over 50 Shih-Poos recently seized in a cruelty case. Now, after receiving much-needed TLC including baths, grooming, behavior enrichment and medical treatments,...

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On March 24th around 6:00 pm, AHS received a call from Asheville Animal Services (“AAS”) telling us the police were serving several criminal warrants for animal cruelty. We expected to be seizing what they then thought were about 19 Shih Tzus from a residence in Asheville. Because AAS had only 2 officers on duty, they were seeking our assistance.

 

We loaded our van with crates and other supplies and met them at the North Asheville home. Once the warrants were served...

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