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Asheville Humane Society's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 7th year Asheville Humane Society has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and...

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Asheville Humane Hires New Executive Director

We are excited to announce that we have hired Jody Evans as Asheville Humane Society's new Executive Director!

The lengthy selection process, conducted by a search committee, included...

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Make your pet a star! Enter Asheville Humane Society's 2nd Annual Pet of the Year Contest to celebrate the pets (and pet lovers!) of Western North Carolina while helping homeless animals in need! Starting May 30, we invite you to upload your favorite photo of your pet along with their story HERE! Then, share their page through social media, email and text, asking your...

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On Tuesday, April 23, staff from Papa John's Pizza and Slice, their mascot, visited Asheville Humane Society to deliver 10,000 free pizza coupons. After participating in this year's Dine To Be Kind fundraiser, Papa John's wanted to do more to help the pets and people of our community. In addition to the 10,000 coupons for AHS adopters and supporters, Papa John's will be including AHS in their advertising, including pizza boxes and billboards, to help boost adoptions.

"We are very...

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Asheville Humane Society was asked by Maddie’s Fund to participate in a nationwide study on the benefit of fieldtrip programs for shelter dogs! We eagerly accepted this opportunity and got to work on revamping our Urban Tails Program!

The Urban Tails program was created in order to help reduce kennel stress and provide dogs with enrichment and increased visibility. Trained volunteers take shelter dogs on walks, hikes, or to their homes or businesses to give them a...

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