About Asheville Humane Society
About Our Shelter...
Mission of Asheville Humane Society:
Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the respectful, humane treatment of animals, and to providing education and adoption services to the community.
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.
Asheville Humane Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with paid employees and volunteers. AHS is governed by a fifteen member, active, volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 800 general members. AHS receives payments from Buncombe County and the City of Asheville under a contract arrangement to operate the only open admission Shelter in Buncombe County located at 16 Forever Friend Lane. AHS's Adoption Center located at 14 Forever Friend Lane is soley supported by donations, memberships, grants, fundraising and program revenue.
Come Meet Our Pets...
AHS Adoption Center
(Adoptions & Retail Shop)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am - 6:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
14 Forever Friend Lane
Asheville, NC 28806
Buncombe County Animal Shelter
(for Surrenders, Strays and Reclaims)
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
16 Forever Friend Lane
Asheville, NC 28806
Our Adoption Process...
We set our adoption fees based on differential pricing, meaning our fees vary and can range from "You Pick The Price" to $250. Most adult cats are "You Pick The Price" and hounds and pitbulls are $35. Fees include spaying or neutering, initial vaccines, deworming, microchip and registration, a free physical exam from an area veterinarian, and one month of free veterinary health insurance. We will also provide a starter bag of Science Diet pet food and a collar, leash and other supplies may be purchased at our Adopt & Shop Retail Store. All animals are spayed or neutered before leaving with adopters; usually you can take your new companion animal home the same day you visit the shelter, otherwise within 24-72 hrs.