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Avery County Humane Society

279 New Vale Road
Newland, NC 28657

Our Mission

Our Mission
Our goal is to help our community respond humanely to the needs of animals. The Society provides a shelter for cats and dogs that are lost, abandoned or unwanted, sponsors rabies clinics, offers access to low-cost spay/neuter services, and partners with the local prison in the New Leash On Life obedience training program.

 Our website is networked with adoption programs across the country, and we have had folks come from as far away as Alabama, Michigan, California, and Canada to adopt from the Avery Shelter. Every year we adopt more animals than the year before.

Avery County Humane Society is a "Limited Admission" shelter which means we do not have an open door policy. Intakes for animals are done by appointment when space is available. The only shelter in Avery County, our facility is at capacity 100% of the time. When all the shelter cages are full we have no choice but to turn away the next animal regardless of the circumstances. We will not euth

Adoption Policy

Our adoption system is rather simple. We want to help you find the perfect pet.
Adoption fees
Dogs and Puppies 7 months of age and older are $85 for one $150 for two. 
Puppies 6 months of age and younger are $150 for one or $250 for two.
Cats of all ages are $85 for one or $125 for two. $195 for three.
Purebreed dogs/cats are $150 for one or $275 for two.
If the cat/dog has not already been spayed/neutered there is a $100 spay/neuter deposit required at the time of adoption. Deposit is fully refunded as long as the animal is altered within 6 weeks of the adoption date.
Some cats and dogs may have special pricing because of age or situation.
Our Hours
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 4 P.M.
279 New Vale Road, Newland NC 28657

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10-4
    Wednesday 10-4
    Thursday 10-4
    Friday 10-4
    Saturday 10-4
    Sunday 12-4
    By appointment only
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