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Blue Ridge Humane Closed Friday, January 8

All locations of the Blue Ridge Humane Society be closed Friday, January 8, 2021 due to the anticipated snow storm. Stay tuned for updates regarding weekend hours! Never fear, not even a snow storm impacts the care our animals receive!…
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Not Alone, Blue Ridge Humane is Grateful for Our Partners

As we’ve kicked off our 70th birthday celebration, one thing has become clear: we’re not alone in our mission. In 1950, when Blue Ridge Humane Society was founded, the initial mission was to save lives and give animals a second chance…
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Thrift Store Reopens

Thrift Store Reopens with Additional Precautions in Place The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store will reopen on Tuesday, December 29th after being temporarily closed in response to a COVID exposure. In response, the store has been deep…
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Blue Ridge Humane Holiday Hours

All locations of the Blue Ridge Humane Society be closed December 24-26 and January 1 for the holidays. The Adoption Center will reopen on Tuesday, December 29 following the Christmas holiday. The Admin office will reopen on Monday, December…
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Foster Failure Leads to Unlimited Love

Staff Stories: Angela Prodrick, Executive Director Sometimes Blue Ridge Humane is the only chance an animal has at a new life. While we never can know for sure, we do know that we will always be there for those that need us, and those are…
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Foster Friday: Fosters Help Pets Express Themselves

Foster Friday: Free to Be This week we’re discussing the role that fostering plays in allowing animals to engage in species specific behaviors. But what are species specific behaviors? Simply put, they are behaviors that animals exhibit…
exterior view of a brick and tan siding building with a Blue Ridge Humane sign outside

Thrift Store Temporarily Closed

The Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store is temporarily closed. In the spirit of full disclosure, we were notified of a positive COVID-19 test result for an individual who was on the property on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. In response, all…
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Finn’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Finn! Finn and his siblings came to Blue Ridge Humane this past May from Henderson County Animal Services Center. Just like hundreds of other kittens, they required a special foster to feed and care for them in place…

Blue Ridge Humane Society Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Blue Ridge Humane Society’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is the highest…

A Destined Match

Staff Stories: Whitney Drake, Adoption Program Manager The animals that come full circle through Blue Ridge Humane have a little extra space in our hearts. Maybe it's the fact that we've gotten to be a part of their story in more than one…