For Pet's Sake
Happy New Year!
Shelter Staff Christmas Party
The staff and volunteers at the Shelter have a tremendous responsiblity and work load with VRHS being the only shelter in the region. The work is endless and the dedication of our staff and volunteers is truly appreciated by the Board of Directors.
Lap Dog Holiday
The staff and volunteers at VRHS insist on following up on new adoptees. Volunteer Sherry reached out to new pup parent Scott Barnet and he sent a sweet note and photo of ZiZi.
Here is a recent picture of ZiZi... as she is my 60 lb lap dog now.. but still a hellion puppy.. LOL..
Love Her so Much... Her and Clifford have grown very fond of each other... Look how relaxed she is with her leg hanging down.. totally comfortable..
Martin's Creek Elementary Donates
Teaching Them to Care
From Shelter Manager Kirsty Waller:
Thank you to the 4th grade (and others) of Martins Creek School for their wonderful donations and Christmas letters to the staff of VRHS. Thank you Mrs. Casey for organizing the donation drive, and Mr. Casey for delivering them to the shelter.
Merry Christmas to you all!!!!
Become a Member!
In our community, hundreds of animals each year are abandoned, mistreated, or left to fend for themselves. The VRHS offers several different memberships. The fees are used to help keep the doors to our shelter open. Support for our organization comes mostly from private donations from people like you. Your membership fees will help a great deal!
Consider becoming a member…Your gift can provide neglected and abused animals with shelter, food, medical care, kindness, and a chance to find a forever home!
Ongoing Needs at the Shelter & Thrift Store
We need for the Thrift Store (Monday through Saturday, 10-5)
Back room sorters
We need for the Shelter (Monday through Sunday, never stops as the animals always need care)
Dog Walkers (must be strong)
Kennell Workers (must be strong)
Cat kennel workers
(Volunteers can name their shifts)
Drivers for Special Transports to Cleveland TN (cats - only five at a time). You can use your vehicle.
Back up drivers for Asheville Transports
Drivers for Transports to New York
(this is for Cats Only - much easier than transporting dogs)
We have lost some of our volunteers as they have or are going back to Florida. So the need is GREAT!
VRHS Thrift Store News
Volunteers needed! This is an easy and rewarding volunteer opportunity. Come by and talk to us.
Over 40% of all expenses for the Shelter are subsidized by the VRHS Thrift Shop! So, every time you donate to or buy something from the Thrift Shop it REALLY helps.
Anytime you clean out your closet, your basement, your attic, or any other area, please bring those things to us you no longer need or want. We can then turn around and resell those things and those proceeds go to helping the animals. Please visit the Thrift Stop often. There are some GREAT bargains and it really helps!
Valley River Humane Society Thrift Store | 1161 U.S. 64, Murphy, NC 28906 | (828) 837-6137
10:00 AM -5:00 PM Monday thru Saturday
For Donations and Adoptions
SHELTER MAILING ADDRESS:
Valley River Humane Society
PO BOX 658
Murphy, NC 28906
Valley River Humane Society
7450 US 19
Marble, NC 28905
- Tuesday thru Saturday……11:00 am thru 4:00 pm
- Sunday and Monday……CLOSED
- Intakes……Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am thru 3:00pm