• 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


  • Petco Adopt-a-Thon

    We will be holding a monthly Adopt-a-Thon at Petco on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. We would love for you to come out and meet some of our wonderful animals. Let love change your world and give a shelter pet a home!  Stay tuned for the dates....

  • New Volunteer Orientation



    New Volunteer Orientation

    The next orientation for new volunteers will be held on January 27th 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 will post the date as soon as it is scheduled.  We hope to see you there!

  • Spring Rabies Clinic

    The spring rabies clinic will be held in April, date to be determined. Rabies shots for cats and dogs will be provided at the low cost of $10.00 per shot. Keep checking to find out when it will be. 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. 

  • We are holding a special community outreach rabies clinic at the Bee Log fire department on October 2 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The cost is $8.00 per shot.