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Furry Friends Benefit Bash - Waynesville, Oct. 5

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The annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash to benefit Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 6 to 9 PM at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC.

The event is an evening of fun, food, music and lively live and silent auctions. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased at Sarge's Adoption Center or online. For more information visit http://www.sargeanimals.org/news-and-events/ 

Tour the Asheville Animal Care Campus - Sept. 23

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Did you know the Animal Care Campus in Asheville is one of the country's leading examples of a private-public partnership in animal welfare? Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County work in close collaboration to take in, care for, re-home, and adopt out thousands of domestic animals each year. Their collective goal is to save every adoptable animal's life and make each animal's life worth living.

Now you have the opportunity to see first-hand why the Animal Care Campus is a national model. Asheville Humane Society is hosting a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the society's Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane) and the Buncombe County Animal Shelter (16 Forever Friend Lane) on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. The tour is free and open to the public.

The Animal Care Campus is located on Forever Friend Lane, off Pond Road and Brevard Road, near the WNC Farmers Market. For more information, call (828) 761-2001.

$6 Adoption Fees Through Sept. 23 - Asheville

Screen Shot 2017-09-21 at 8.05.21 AMAll animals over 6 months old available for adoption for just $6 through Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center!

Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. 

To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM. The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1-2pm, giving animals a much-needed break. The lobby remains open where you can speak with staff, enjoy refreshments, read or watch videos!

Dog Agility Trials - Waynesville, Sept. 22 - 24

Screen Shot 2017-09-02 at 11.40.26 AMThe Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association will be holding dog agility trials at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24. Trial hours each day will be from 7 AM to 7 PM.

All breeds licensed by the American Kennel Club can participate. The event will be held outdoors in a covered arena. Vendors and food will be available. Admission is free and parking is available. Spectators are welcome, but no non-participating dogs are allowed.

For additional information, visit http://www.wcdfa.org/agility_trial_sept_2017.html

Doggie Ice Cream Social - West Asheville, Sept. 22

Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 9.33.58 AMGreg, who owns The Hop, doesn't just make fabulous ice cream, he's also a confirmed dog lover who does a lot for local humane efforts. Come on out and say thanks to Greg -- and enjoy some human and doggie ice cream at a special Doggie Ice Cream Social at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Road, West Asheville.

The Doggie Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 22 from 3 to 9 PM. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their owners) who would like to join in. Happy Tails Doggie Ice Cream as well as ice cream of the human variety will be on the menu. (Note: This location is different from The Hop West ice cream cafe.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit Asheville Humane Society.