Animals

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

WHAT THEY DO: Save wild lives! Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that coordinates wildlife rehabilitation efforts in Western North Carolina, providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, support for the wildlife rehabilitation network and conservation education to the community. Your support helps injured and orphaned native wild animals in crisis receive care and treatment in the Appalachian Wild Urgent Care facility.

$ 1255 raised so far.

$950 matched so far.

Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund

WHAT THEY DO: The Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund was formed in February 2018 with the goal of keeping owned cats out of shelters to ease the burden on the local rescue community. We focus primarily on the financial aspect of veterinary care, paying directly to vet practices and bridging the gap between clients and veterinarians. Our second program, the ACW Cat Pantry, launched in August 2018 to offer pet nutrition education and preventative care, including flea medications and dewormers. In January 2019, we introduced a fund aimed at providing spay and neuter services and rabies vaccinations to low-income households.

$ 475 raised so far.

$150 matched so far.

Asheville Humane Society

WHAT THEY DO: Asheville Humane Society is about hope, not heartache. As Buncombe County’s critical safety net since 1984, we are always here to save and protect every animal. We have mastered the art of saving lives within our walls and now we are going even further, helping our community’s pets and their people thrive together. We are going beyond a no-kill community to ensure that each animal has the quality of life they deserve — a life worth living.

$ 2130 raised so far.

$325 matched so far.

Blue Ridge Humane Society

WHAT THEY DO: Blue Ridge Humane Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization and limited admission shelter. Blue Ridge Humane is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities through adoption, outreach and education. We envision a community that embraces the protection, compassionate care and highest quality of life for animals.

$ 2480 raised so far.

$100 matched so far.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

WHAT THEY DO: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and lifesaving programs to build no-kill communities. Through their adoption center in Asheville and their dedicated foster homes, Brother Wolf saves the lives of thousands of animals in Western North Carolina each year. In addition, Brother Wolf’s mobile spay and neuter clinic works to end pet overpopulation by offering low-cost services to more than six counties in our region. Their unwavering commitment to better the lives of animals is the guiding force of their work.

$ 595 raised so far.

$275 matched so far.

Friends of the WNC Nature Center

WHAT THEY DO: The WNC Nature Center connects people of all ages with the native plants and animals of Southern Appalachia. When we learn about the natural world around us, we are inspired to conserve it for future generations. Each wild animal found at the Nature Center has its own unique story. Most have been imprinted or permanently injured and are nonreleasable. Others are endangered and are part of a Species Survival Plan developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Animal habitats are supported by the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, along with education programs and conservation initiatives.

$ 305 raised so far.

$75 matched so far.

Wild for Life

WHAT THEY DO: Songbirds, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls and a peregrine falcon — these are only a few of the native birds Wild for Life has admitted for rehabilitation this year. Wild for Life strives to get these animals back into the wild by rehabilitating them from injuries they have endured. Freedom is the best day. Through our education outreach, Wild for Life also teaches people things they can do to help our environment. In both of these ways, Wild for Life makes a difference in our community.

$ 825 raised so far.

$375 matched so far.