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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 Shelter20 hours ago

FUNDRAISER EVENT / DONATION DRIVE!!! THis Saturday May 25th 2024 we will be set up outside the Waffle King in the morning, 8 AM - 12PM We will collect essential items needed for the Shelter such as: milk bones, pill pockets, doggy training treats, canned...

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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter1 week ago
Having a great time with some Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter dogs!! -Pacesetters- Andrews, N.C.
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago
Update: these babies have been returned!! Thank you These 2 handsome fellows were found on pather top about a mile from gun range....being held by a good Samaritan please contact shelter if you know them or are the owner. Proof of ownership required. 828-837-2304
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago

Meet Loca! Loca's almost two. In 9 days she will have been in the shelter for a year. She's super sweet with people, she can get along with other dogs somewhat, so it would be better if she was in a one dog household. We...

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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago

We Love Our Moms! At our house (VRHS) it is puppy & kitten season. Our Moms are busy now with their little ones and their babies will soon be weaned. It is then that the moms will all receive a new beginning and their babies...

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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 weeks ago
The shelter is requesting an immediate need of canned cat and kitten food, bleach, dawn dish soap, and laundry soap!! Thank you for all you do to help us!!
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 weeks ago

The shelter crew is requesting donations for milk bone dog biscuits, training treats and pill pockets. Our babies really enjoy a biscuit before bed ...makes it feel more homey in the shelter and our staff use training treats to reinforce all forms of good behaviors....

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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter3 weeks ago
Great little rescue mission with an awesome VRHS team member and one of the best Sheriff Dept- Officer Dore and K9 Deputy Epic, Pat Frizzell, thank you for always being there for the dogs and VRHS
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter4 weeks ago

My name is Gage. I'm 4 and 1/2 years old. I love living the Mountain Life. Hiking, swimming in the river, you know that kind of thing. I'm in the prime of my life and looking to share it with another outdoor enthusiast. I'm smart,...

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