Blue Ridge Humane Society is hosting a free pet food giveaway to those in need or affected by COVID-19, on Monday, July 13, from 9am-1pm at the Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center in Edneyville. Cat and dog food, along with limited pet supplies, will be distributed first come, first serve, as supplies last. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Members of the community will be asked to stay in their cars, and staff will load needed items to ensure a contact-free interaction. The Adoption Center is located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

If a pet owner is in need of food but unable to attend the pick-up, please call or text the BRHS helpline at (828) 393-5832. Blue Ridge Humane has increased pet food distribution to local partner food banks in response to needs due to COVID-19, as well as hosted additional giveaways for the community. Additional resources and limited assistance is available for local pet owners. For a full list of services provided by Blue Ridge Humane please visit https://www.blueridgehumane.org/pet-owner-resources/.

The Blue Ridge Humane Society, Inc., is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization started in 1950 dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities. BRHS cares for pets awaiting adoption at the Adoption Center; offers low-cost vaccine clinics, animal education programs, pet training classes, and youth education and projects; coordinates community pet food assistance, emergency vet assistance, and the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), which is a collaboration with Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and the Henderson County Animal Services Center.