Avery County Humane Society
Newland, North Carolina
Income sources include adoption fees, Happy Paws Pet Boutique located in the shelter, Paws and Claws resale store, fundraising events, grants, and general donations. The funds allocated by Avery County government comprise less than 3% of the annual budget. Avery County Humane Society receives no direct funding from state or federal government, United Way, or any national group such as ASPCA or Humane Society of the US. We have been operating as a community non-profit organization since 1978 and moved into our current shelter facility in April 2012. Our shelter can house approximately 95 animals and had more than 800 adoptions in 2016. We also help reunite more than 100 lost pets with their owners each year. Visitors are always welcome at our shelter. In fact, we have approximately 1,500 visitors per year.