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.