Animals

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

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WHAT THEY DO: Rescue. Rehab. Release. Relate. That’s the mission of Appalachian Wild, a nonprofit founded in 2014 to provide care for injured and orphaned native wildlife, support the wildlife rehabilitation network and provide conservation education to the community. Serving nearly 2,000 wild animals in peril each year from counties throughout WNC, Appalachian Wild provides a vital service to the community. If you find orphaned or injured wildlife in need of help, reach out to the Wildlife Emergency Hotline at 828-633-6364 ext. 1 or email wildlife@appalachianwild.org.

$ 2706 raised so far.

$1795 matched so far.

Asheville Humane Society

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WHAT THEY DO: We’re all 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.

$ 3295 raised so far.

$3395 matched so far.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

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WHAT THEY DO: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue works throughout Western North Carolina to positively impact the lives of thousands of companion animals each year through adoption, spaying and neutering, rural shelter partnerships, fostering, community cats and more. Together, we save lives.

$ 2900 raised so far.

$2580 matched so far.

Friends of the WNC Nature Center

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WHAT THEY DO: The WNC Nature Center connects people of all ages with the native plants and animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The wild animals that call the Nature Center home have unique stories. Most have been imprinted or permanently injured. Others are endangered and part of a species survival plan. Your donation to the Friends supports the animal habitats, education programs and conservation initiatives of the WNC Nature Center and inspires people to know more, care more and do more for the unique wildlife of this region.

$ 3071 raised so far.

$2525 matched so far.

Friends2Ferals

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WHAT THEY DO: Providing a long-term solution to feline overpopulation in Buncombe, Henderson and Madison counties through a consistent trap-neuter-return program and low- or no-cost spay-neuter surgery at ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance (ASNA). In the 14 years since its founding, Friends2Ferals/HSBC has returned about 14,000 cats to responsible care with a rabies certificate designating the person responsible for renewing the shots. Friends2Ferals/HSBC provides an FVRCP vaccine, and cats are treated for parasites and minor wounds.

$ 2040 raised so far.

$650 matched so far.

Full Moon Farm

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WHAT THEY DO: Full Moon Farm provides a forever, safe haven for animals that cannot be placed into homes. Our rescued wolfdogs come from animal control agencies, closed breeding situations and owners in crisis. Our goal is to enrich the lives of the residents, allowing them to reach their highest potential.

$ 1195 raised so far.

$800 matched so far.

Wild for Life

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WHAT THEY DO: The primary missions of Wild for Life are avian rehabilitation and environmental education. Volunteer staff members provide care for injured and orphaned birds of prey and adult songbirds, with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. Wild for Life community outreach presentations, which include nonreleasable ambassador birds, engage and educate the public about the importance of native wildlife and global conservation. WFL is state and federally licensed.

$ 6610 raised so far.

$1885 matched so far.