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Foster Friday: Pro Tips

Foster Friday: Pro Tip Edition A Foster Friday Pro Tip for fosters or adoptive families! Mat training is an extremely useful tool for cat owners and it is an easy, reward-based activity that can help you bond with your cat!…
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…

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 group of men and women in scrubs stand holding cats, while wearing face masks. A man kneels in front holding a sign with a cat and dog on it saying "happy 70th birthday Blue Ridge Humane Society"

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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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…
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Adoption Fees Waived for Thanksgiving

Adoption fees are waived November 20-25 at Blue Ridge Humane Society to help all the pets in our custody find a home before Thanksgiving! To see animals available for adoption visit the Adopt page and fill out the adoption application next…
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…

Blue Ridge Humane Celebrates 70 Years with $19.50 Adoption Fees

This November, Blue Ridge Humane Society is celebrating 70 years of providing animal rescue, spay/neuter services, and community programs in Henderson County. Founded in 1950 by a group of local residents concerned with addressing animal…
collage of four kittens, two grey tabby and two orange with white fur around their snouts

Foster Friday: How You Can Help

Foster Friday: A Plea for Help We've got a plea for help this Foster Friday! This kitten season has been INTENSE, most likely due to the months of COVID-19 shutdown where spay/neuter services were not available. We had 79 kittens in…
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SNIP Resumes with Wait

Our Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) was able to restart at limited capacity in August. Since that time our staff have been working through the waiting list for appointments that were postponed when the program was suspended in the spring…