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Adoption is good for your health - Valley River Humane Society

Make Adoption Your Only Option...It's Good for Your Health

Shelter pets provide a sense of purpose and lessen feelings of loneliness. When you adopt, you can feel proud that you are helping an animal in need!
Adoption is good for your family - Valley River Humane Society

Make Adoption Your Only Option...It's Good for Your Family

Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much easier.

Make Adoption Your Only Option...It's Good for Your Soul

When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your life and open up shelter space for another animal in need.

Valley River Humane Society - Marble, NC 28905

Valley River Humane Society is a non-profit volunteer organization with the primary goal of reducing the number of homeless animals in our community.  Founded in 1969 as the Cherokee Humane Society, and located on county property at the old landfill on Fairview Road in Marble, NC, VRHS received $250,000 from the estate of Lillian Clifford in 1997, which allowed us to purchase 12.5 acres in Marble, off Hwy 74 and build the present NO-KILL Shelter facility.

VRHS is staffed by caring individuals and volunteers dedicated to helping orphaned animals find forever homes. We take in about 2000 homeless pets and strays every year, split about equally between dogs and cats. Many are adopted locally, and where possible, some of our dogs are transported to other renowned humane societies for adoption in the Northeast.

We invite you to visit our facility and see for yourself the result of the hard work by our staff and volunteers. Consider becoming a member of VRHS and share in our goals of driving greater animal adoptions, promoting spay & neuter practices, advocating for sensible animal control policies, and providing a safe and healthy environment for stray and abandoned animals.

Remember, the VRHS is a non-profit organization under section 501(C) (3) so that your DONATIONS can be tax-deductible.

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How You Can Help

There are countless ways you can help us in our quest for paws.
You can make a donation (however big or small), join our
fundraiser events, or volunteer your time and home as a foster parent

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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 days ago
There is several opening at the shelter but an immediate need for front office administration please contact the shelter to inquire about positions and how to apply. Thank you! 828-837-2304
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 days ago
ATTENTION: The shelter will be closed to the public today due to construction. For the safety of our visitors please contact the shelter to make an appointment. Thank you!! 828-837-2304
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter6 days ago
God bless Canada for taking so many of our dogs!!
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago

Meet these stunning bonded siblings 🤩 Cy (male) and Andy (female tortie) These 8 months old kitties are cuddle bears and don’t have a mean bone in their body. They are shy and require a quieter home , but once they are settled they will...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago
We have an immediate need for fosters for 2 over 50lbs nursing mom and pups! 10 in one litter and 9 in the other. Please contact the shelter to inquire and complete a foster application. 828-837-2304
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago

The construction of our much needed surgical suite is well underway but we need your help to finish it! Your donations will allow us to provide more services for dogs and cats in Cherokee, Clay, and Graham counties such as on-site spay and neuter surgeries...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago
This guy is looking for his owner! Please contact the shelter at 828-837-2304 to claim. Proof of ownership is required stray hold is 72 hours.
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 weeks ago

Today is an awesome special day!!! Levi the longest resident at the shelter found his furever home!! We at the Valley River Humane Society are so blessed to have known such a loving creature and are celebrating him on the next chapter of his journey...

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