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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
We are sad to hear about the loss of our partners daughter 😢
Valley River Humane Society is very grateful to be the chosen organization to honor Christine Abram’s daughter, Kylie!!

Andrews Veterinary Hospital (AHV) has been so supportive of our mission here at VRHS....
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Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter4 days ago
Meet Roxy 💕she’s approx 2 years old and is an absolute love bug who loves giving kisses 😘
She is dog friendly but a meet and greet is always suggested to ensure dogs are compatible.

Please call the shelter to schedule your meet and greet...
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter5 days ago
Hello community members!
Our facility at VRHS has been forced to close intake due to exceeded maximum capacity of animals. Overcrowding at the facility has caused health and safety concerns for our animals, as well as concerns for our limited staff. The shelter is over...
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter5 days ago
Meet Lexa 💕
Gorgeous 2 year old.

Please call the shelter to schedule a meet and greet.
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter5 days ago
Meet Freddy 🤗
He’s 3 years 11 months old cutie.

Please call the shelter to schedule a meet and greet.
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter
Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter2 weeks ago
These two sweethearts are still available, we have tried contacting other shelters that have a FIV room, to see about transferring them, however just like us, they are all full ☹️

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