a brown tabby cat cuddles in blankets

Reginald’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Reginald! This week we are celebrating Reginald, now named Toad! Reginald was found as a stray, and after getting checked out moved from our Adoption Center into a foster home. His foster family quickly fell…
collage of three 6 month old kittens, one black and two white

Foster Friday: Nurses Needed

Foster Friday: Nurses Needed This week on Foster Friday...calling all nurturing types! URIs or "upper respiratory infections" are a common problem for cats housed in a shelter environment, so we like to send those kitties to foster homes…
a black kitten with small white markings is held gently by a young child

Mauve’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Mauve! It’s always fun to hear about how an animal has settled into to their new family, revealed new personality traits, and all the love they are getting! To start the week we wanted to share this update on Nibbler…

Foster Friday: Spicy Kittens

Foster Friday: Socializing from Spicy to Sweet It's Foster Friday, were we dive into the important role that fosters play and this week we're talking about SPICY KITTENS! 🌶 The socialization period for kittens is between two and seven…
A white and orange kitten sleeps with a dark brown puppy

Liams’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail is Liam! The next best thing to helping animals find their new family is getting updates about their new life! Liam was one of the hundreds of kittens to come through our doors in 2020, and along with his littermates,…
a grey kitten lays in a basket with a blue blanket

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…
Grey cat lays on a person's leg

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…
a long haired black dog with white markings wearing a knit hat with a pom pom sits in the snow

Cold Weather Care for Your Pets

Keeping Pets Safe as Temperatures Drop With colder temperatures and the winter season closing in, it’s a good time to review how you care for your pets during the cold! The ASPCA recommends the following: Bathe your pets as little…
Black cat sits in a fluffy grey pillow

Ali’s Blue Ridge Humane Adoption Story

Staff Stories: Ali Conrod, Quality Care Manager Welcome to our series featuring the people and pets of Blue Ridge Humane! Today we share the adoption story of Fawn Horton and Eevee, a puppy at the Adoption Center. Hi, my name is Alli…
A side by side of a black cat sitting inside and a fluffy grey cat sitting on a screened porch railing

Pants and Duchess’s Happy Tail

Today's Double Happy Tail are Pants and Duchess! Pants came to us as a funny looking kitty who had some trauma when she first arrived so she wasn't in the best shape. Pants recouped while with us and slowly started growing her hair back!…