At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity and means to Live the Life You Choose. That means our friends and neighbors, but that also includes pets, as well. Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization working tirelessly to keep local animals safe and healthy until they find forever homes.
What is Blue Ridge Humane Society?
Blue Ridge Humane Society is an animal welfare nonprofit serving the Hendersonville area. Their mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and improve their quality of life through adoption, collaboration, and community education.
Blue Ridge Humane Society works toward their mission through several ongoing programs and services:
- Adoption: They run a limited admission shelter for dogs, cats, and other animals. In addition to helping the adoption center, your adoption fees cover the costs of spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tests and de-worming, and FIV tests. Fees also cover one month of pet insurance and a starter bag of food.
- Community Services: BRHS takes care of animals under their care, but they also help you with your pet needs. They manage a spay/neuter incentive program (SNIP), pet helpline, training classes, and owner education. They also offer low-cost vaccines, community pet food assistance, and emergency vet assistance.
- Thrift Store: Blue Ridge Humane Society’s thrift store helps you find your next treasure and support homeless animals at the same time. Located at 1214 Greenville Highway in Hendersonville, it sells gently-used donated items and is almost entirely volunteer run. All proceeds from your purchases go directly to helping animals at their shelter.
Get Involved with Blue Ridge Humane Society
Do you love animals? There are many ways to get involved with Blue Ridge Humane Society. Volunteers ages seven and up can walk dogs or cuddle cats at the shelter. It’s a great opportunity for families and friends to volunteer together!
BRHS also needs volunteers for the Tails to Trails and Downtown Dogs programs. Take a shelter dog hiking on one of Hendersonville’s beautiful scenic trails through the Tails to Trails program or for a leisurely walk in town through the Downtown Dogs program.
Do you want to help homeless pets without spending time at the shelter? The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store is volunteer led and could be a good fit for you.
For a longer-term volunteer opportunity, foster an animal in search of its forever home. Fosters provide shelter, food, and care at no cost to them and offer the love and attention animals need during their break from the shelter. There are even opportunities for businesses and organizations. The Business Adoption Ambassador program lets you foster a shelter animal at your location.
Get More by Giving Back
Every day, Beverly-Hanks is impressed by our agents and staff for their involvement in strengthening community efforts through service and financial support. We encourage you to get involved, too.
Support local animal causes now and in the future! Give of your time and money to an organization like Blue Ridge Humane Society that means something to you. Reach out to Blue Ridge Humane Society or contact your Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about local nonprofits in your community.
Blue Ridge Humane Society
Adoption Center: 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville | (828) 685-7107
Photo from Blue Ridge Humane Society