• We believe it is in the best interest of our staff and our animals and the community at large for the humane society to be actively involved in fundraising, community events and fun activities. We make an effort to have animals available at a minimum of one adoption event each month and to attend events as we can.

                                UPCOMING EVENTS


  • Wolf Laurel Annual Fundraiser



    Come join us for our annual YHS fundraiser! It will be held on July 22, 2017 at the Wolf Laurel Country Club restaurant in Mars Hill.


    There will be a "Yappy Hour" held between 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for attendees to mingle and meet other attendees, shelter staff and management. At 7:00 pm, there will be a delicious buffet dinner to include drinks and dessert. In addition, there will be live music provided by the Fox Chase Band and a silent auction with many wonderful golf outings, dinner in various places and tickets for events such as plays, whitewater rafting, etc.  Most of these will be "packaged" so the winner can enjoy a full day and evening of entertainment and food. This event is a great opportuning to support a non-profit humane shelter that meets a great community need and does so in a loving compassionate way.


    Tickets go on sale June 1 and the price is $50.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased through this link https://yanceydogsandcats.networkforgood.com/events/2544-2017-wolf-laurel-annual-fundraiser or by calling the shelter at 828-682-9510. Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the event. All of the proceeds will go to the care of the shelter dogs and cats.


    This event should prove to be a fun evening and all guests are sure to enjoy the beautiful environment at the Wolf Laurel restaurant. The views from the deck of the restaurant are fabulous and you can see for yourself at this link http://www.wolflaurelcountryclub.com. Thank you for helping us make this another successful annual fundraiser and we hope to see you there!

  • New Volunteer Orientation



    New Volunteer Orientation

    The next orientation for new volunteers will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 pm. There is no need to pre-register, you can just show up, complete a Volunteer Application at that time and watch a PowerPoint presentation. The orientation will be held at the shelter at 962 Cane River School Road in Burnsville. We hope to see you there!

  • Yappy Hour Tuesday

    Yappy Hour Tuesday

    Come join us the second Tuesday of each month for Yappy Hour at Burnsville's own, Snap Dragon on the square. You can enjoy a delicious meal and beverages and the Yancey Humane Society will receive a portion of the sales.  It's a great way to meet new friends and have a good time while patronizing one of our local businesses.  And an additional bonus....we will have some wonderful dogs for you to meet! We hope to see you there. 

  • Adopt-A-Thon August 5th

  • Come by and see us on August 5th at the Barkin' Basement in the Fred's shopping center plaza.  We will be there from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with some wonderful dogs and cats.  You never know, you may meet you new best friend!