We serve poor rural counties in Western NC, Cherokee, Graham, and Clay.
We are, at this point in time, a kill-shelter. Our goal is to avoid euthanasia of adoptable animals.
Come Meet our Pets:
Our adoption events vary, but will be posted at valleyriverhumanesociety.org.
Our Adoption Process:
Our fees for dogs as of 9/24/2008 is $100, which includes spay/neuter, all shots, bordetella, and microchip. For cats, $40, which includes spay/neuter and all shots. We have a contract which requires that the animal be returned to us if the adopter can no longer care for it. Requirements vary for the type of animal adopted (for example, fencing), but we require that the animal will NOT run loose unattended.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.