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36476
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Animal shelters in Buncombe County used to face a nearly inevitable consequence of killing their animals. In the past nine years, Brother Wolf’s Animal Shelter has been successful at changing this tragic trend. The collaborative efforts of local officials, humane groups, and citizen volunteers have dramatically increased the number of animals given a new lease on pet life. Illustrating the impact is statistics representing reality before and after Brother Wolf’s initiating efforts, 70 percent kill rate versus a 90 plus percent adoption rate. Also illustrating the impact is a profile of Dora, a dog rescued by and receiving medical treatment from the shelter.
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38528
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As a result of legislation set forth by the General Assembly in 1951, the office of County Dog Warden was implemented to control rabies and protect wildlife. This also aided farm economy with the elimination of stray, self-hunting dogs that threatened wildlife and farm animals.
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36569
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Asheville’s Council on Aging offers services allowing elderly people on fixed incomes to live independently and economically in their own residences. The nonprofit organization provides services free of charge such as minor household repairs; Call-a-Ride, for those unable to drive or access public transportation; 911 Emergency Cell Phones, for at-risk seniors; In-Home Aide Services, to assist with completing daily tasks; Heat Relief, which provides fans and air conditioners during the summer. Funds and labor are provided primarily through the support of volunteers and donations from individuals.
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38526
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Sand Hill High School in Buncombe County has founded several junior wildlife clubs and its classroom curriculum emphasizes the importance of conservation, whether it be for soil, wildlife, or nature.