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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 Shelter21 hours ago

Meet Winston and Shadow…. These guys are very sweet and deserving of a home they are preferred to be adopted as a pair as they have become very bonded. Both are domestic short hairs Winston is 4 yrs old and Shadow is 7yrs old. If...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter21 hours ago

This dog was brought to the shelter today she is very sweet she was on the side of the road on 141 near the state shed if you know this dog or she is yours please contact the shelter at 828-837-2304 proof of ownership is...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 days ago

You saw the pictures of those adorable kittens….now meet their sisters OPAL, ROSE and AMBER , who are ready for adoption and are now at the shelter. They grew up in the same foster home as Bruce, Heather, Holly, Harmony, Harley and Harry ❤️ These...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 days ago
REMINDER!!! Valley River Humane Society will hold their annual meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00 PM. The location is Downtown Pizza, 52 Hiwassee St., Murphy, NC 28906. All are welcome to attend. We will be voting on new officers and our updated bylaws.
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 days ago

These magical transport crates can save lives but they can't clean themselves! Looking for a weekend project or a couple of volunteer hours for your team or group? It's great weather to spray away! Call the shelter at 828-837-2304 or DM with your phone number....

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter4 days ago

Have you ever torn your cruciate ligament? Well that's what happened to adorable Sparky who needs surgery to fix this painful condition. When a lot give a little, miracles happen. Just one of the ways Valley River Humane Society supports western North Carolina by being...

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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter5 days ago

Highlighting “AXLE” Axle has been at the shelter for 2 years 🥺😩 Not his fault or doing, he’s just been overlooked ☹️ He’s a Doberman pincher , super smart, knows commands , would be a very loyal companion. Once he gets to know you, he’s...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter6 days ago

This is Jack! Hit by a car and left in a ditch to fend for himself. He wags his tail as he limps along waiting for his surgery. Be part of Jack's solution and his future by helping Valley River Humane Society raise funds to...

Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter7 days ago
Kitten season is in full swing at the shelter and we are in great need of canned kitten food, canned cat food for nursing mamas and bleach to help cleanup. Thank you all for all you contribute even the smallest donation is appreciated!!

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