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Tinsel's Happy Tail

  Oscar Boone Papaw (FKA Tinsel) ended up at the county shelter during the holiday season in 2017. He was 16 years old, a heartbreaking age for a kitty to end up at an animal shelter. Luckily, we knew that there are some truly amazing…
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Ms. Pawsie's Happy Tail

We rescued Ms. Pawsie from a nearby high intake shelter, a dog who we probably never could have helped without our ASPCA Second Chances transport program. Because of Second Chances, she is now she is living it up with her new family in PA, who…
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Testimonial by Sue Stanton, CiCi's Proud and Loving Person

“I saw a shelter photo of (then) Moonie, now our beloved CiCi (for ‘Chocolate Chihuahua’), and it was love at first sight! I was advised about her deformed foot, but when I saw that little face it didn't matter. My husband and I went…
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Reunited and it feels so good

Melissa and Mark adopted a little dachshund mix named Diamond from our shelter about one year ago. They recently stopped by the shelter to adopt a second dog and were immediately drawn to a lanky brindle mix named Diesel. Diesel had been adopted…
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Tickles Special Needs Found her a Special Person

Tickles Special Needs Found her a Special Person It takes an open heart to adopt a 9-year-old cat with medical issues (and 6 toes)!  When Rosanne Martino first saw Tickles as she was volunteering with socializing the kitties at the shelter,…

Shelter & Thrift Store Closed for the Holiday

Please note The Thrift Store will be closed on 11/22 and on 11/23 for the holiday. Work of your meal by shopping with them on Black Friday! The Shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Don’t worry, shelter staff will still be working to…
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Hear your Happy Tail on WTZQ

We recently partnered with Charlotte Sheppard at Keller Williams Mountain Partners to begin sharing the Happy Tails you share with us on WTZQ Radio. Keep submitting your pets happily-ever-afters on https://www.blueridgehumane.org/adopt/happy-tails/ and…
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a BRHS Sibling Reunion

"Our Plott Hound / Doberman mixes were adopted last fall and turned a year old this May. There were 4 puppies in the litter. Eric and Michelle Peterson adopted "Freddie"and we adopted "Leo.” We never knew our pup had siblings as he was…
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One of our longest term residents found himself a home!

We are happy to announce one of our longest term residents found himself a home this week! After months upon months waiting our favorite rooster with a big personality, Speckles, was finally snatched by someone looking for a new rooster. It's…
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A Match Made in Heaven at the Flat Rock Playhouse

Chris was visiting with his grandma waiting to see Annie at the Flat Rock Playhouse this afternoon, when low and behold he meet Spud. What Chris didn't expect is that he would fall in love and be heading back to Raleigh with a new family member.…