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Humane Society announces pet food give-away on Friday

Blue Ridge Humane Society is partnering with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville to provide a free pet food giveaway to those in need or affected by covid-19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Blue Ridge Humane Society storage facility, at 802 S. Grove St.

Cat and dog food will be distributed first come, first served, as supplies last. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same (contact-free food handoffs, wear a mask, and keep a 6-foot distance).
Food is provided through the ASPCA’s Relief and Recovery Initiative, which has included the creation of regional pet food distribution centers provided in partnership with the Petco Foundation, to give dog and cat owners free access to critical food supplies as the outbreak continues to spread.
Blue Ridge Humane has increased pet food distribution to local partner food banks in response to needs due to COVID-19 and is grateful for the support of the ASPCA to extend resources to those in need through another channel. If pet owners find themselves in need of assistance during this time they are encouraged to visit the Blue Ridge Humane Community Services page at or call the Pet Helpline at (828) 393-5832 for advice or access to resources, including pet behavior counseling, vet and pet food assistance.