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Foothills Humane Society

columbus Animal Shelter

Foothills Humane Society

989 Little Mtn. Road
columbus, North Carolina 28782
Phone: 828-863-4444
Fax: 828-863-2205
The Foothills Humane Society, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization supported by individual donations, adoption fees, fundraising activities and bequests. No government funds are provided for the construction or operation of this shelter. We are dedicated to sheltering stray, homeless and abandoned animals, and to placing healthy animals in appropriate homes. The Society also provides financial assistance to people in need through it's spay and neuter program. We also provide programs for educating the public in responsible pet ownership.

In it's infancy a small band of dedicated volunteers struggled to do what they could utilizing halfway houses and caring, willing citizens. Daisy Hill Kennel in Campobello was leased to manage our shelter for five years. In 1987, anticipating an eventual shelter of our own in Polk County, Arthur Farwell donated to FHS eleven acres adjoining the Tryon Hounds Kennel on Little Mountain Road. This property was eminently suited as a site for our dream - a shelter owned and operated by the Society. The Foothills Humane Society went to the public for memberships and donations to construct the new facility, but above all, worked at various projects to earn money. It still does. Starting with a nest egg of $800 , and the generosity of caring local citizens, the Society was able to construct a prototype shelter of which we can all be proud. This was accomplished without any loans or mortgages on the property. Several years after the shelter was up and running, it became apparent to us that a crematorium was going to become mandatory for the success of our operation. This was accomplished, again totally with donations, and is operated for the convenience and benefit of private citizens.
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