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Humane Society announces pet food give-away on Thursday

The Blue Ridge Humane Society is partnering with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals  Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville to provide a third free pet food giveaway to those in need or affected by covid-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Blue Ridge Humane Society storage facility, 802 S. Grove St.


Cat food and dog food will be distributed first come, first served while supplies last. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Additional resources and supplies will also be available.

Food is provided through part of 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. Over the last two months, the ASPCA and Blue Ridge Humane have distributed food to over 300 pets through the free giveaways. This is in addition to the pet food supplied to local food banks through BRHS’s community outreach programs.

If a pet owner is in need of food but unable to attend the pick-up, please call or text the BRHS helpline at (828) 393-5832 or contact the ASPCA at 1-800-738-9437.

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.