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ready supply of reasonably priced pet care essentials, as well as a few luxury items for the pampered pet. Avery Humane is counting on volunteers to keep the organization healthy and growing. There is a need for volunteers in many facets of animal care and general operations. Whether you like to hike or walk with dogs, socialize kittens, prepare treats, teach a class, groom a kitty, plan an event or raise funds, there is a place for you. Foster families will be needed to care for animals that are still too young or too sick to be adopted. And those with special skills like building or sewing, or fixing a computer, are needed too. Even 30 minutes a week of volunteering can make a difference. The staff of Avery Humane is necessarily small and lean and it will take many volunteers to fulfill the full potential of this incredible new facility. Volunteers can sign up in advance by visiting or may stop by the new shelter, beginning April 19, to sign up to volunteer. Volunteer orientations will be held on the second Saturday and fourth Monday of each month beginning May 12.

To share your ideas or make a donation, contact Laurie Vierheller or Charlene Calhoun at our new number, 828733-2333 or contact us at PO Box 1213, Newland, NC 28657 or by email at


Paws and Claws Resale Shop A small brick house located adjacent to the new shelter site in Newland is operated as the Paws & Claws Resale Shop. The shop accepts donations of new and lightly used items which are under appreciated in their original homes but are destined to become treasures in their new homes. Paws & Claws does for furniture, clothing, nick-knacks and household items what their adoption center does for the animals of Avery County!

The new shelter is located at 279 New Vale Road, up behind Ingles Grocery Store. Operating hours at the new shelter are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday for adoption only from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. until further notice. The new, 21,000 sq. ft. facility features a bright and spacious lobby and pet boutique, 34 cat condos, 29 double dog runs, an education and community room and space for future development. 32

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May 2012

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