On Wednesday, July 31, Paul Vis, from the Asheville Humane Society, will be the guest speaker at the membership meeting of the Friends of the Animal Shelter. Paul was scheduled for the last meeting but had to cancel due to an emergency at the Asheville Humane Society.
Paul is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked as a police officerfor two years. In 1997, he moved to Asheville and worked as an Animal Control and Cruelty Investigator for three years with Asheville Humane Society. Paul then spent time as the Captain of the Buncombe County Rescue Squad. In 2012, Paul’s love of animals brought him back to Asheville Humane Society, where he worked as an Animal Caretaker Level II, and was quickly promoted to Animal Care and Logistics Manager. He shares his life with AHS “foster failure” Amos, a handsome Chihuahua mix that stole his heart. Paul will talk about Asheville’s success and how they operate their award winning shelter. In Buncombe County, the Humane Society operates side by side with the Buncombe County Shelter.
In addition to hearing Paul speak, FOTAS will update the members about the ribbon cutting festivites for the new completed shelter. We continue to seek new members to become involved in the shelter and to fund programs and invest in capital equipment as needed. The cost will be $35 per year for individuals and $60 for families.
The membership meeting will be held at the Community Services Building, 96 East Morgan Street, Brevard, N.C., starting at 5:30 PM.