Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane
Asheville, NC 28806

Our Mission

We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and re-home more than 4,500 homeless animals each year in our community.

Mission of Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through education, sheltering and adoption.


Asheville Humane Society was formed in 1984 as Buncombe County Friends for Animals Inc., primarily as a governing body for the County Pet Adoption Center and Animal Shelter, which was previously operated by the County. Asheville Humane Society has operated the Shelter since September 1990. In September 2010, Asheville Humane Society, in partnership with Buncombe County, opened the Animal Care Campus. The campus comprises two facilities: Asheville Humane Society Adoption and Education Center and the Buncombe County Animal Shel

Adoption Policy


Find The Love of Your Life At Asheville Humane Society!

Our progressive adoption program places thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted pets with loving families each year. Adoption fees range from ‘Pick Your Price’ for adult cats to various fees for kittens. Dogs and puppies range between $35-$250. These fees help offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals that need our help. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for animals available for adoption until we can place them in a loving home.

The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition and public demand. Animals with a higher adoption price provide us with more resources for the other animals in our care who may need extensive medical care or more time

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