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Show Me the Money: Building a Wall

“Wall of Love” raises big bucks for the Asheville Humane Society

On Sept. 14, 2010—the opening day of the Asheville Humane Society’s new adoption and education center—a wide-eyed young boy approached the reception desk and asked, “Are those dogs available for adoption?”

  • Tiles that are part of the Asheville Humane Society’s “Wall of Love” fundraising project have been carefully placed throughout the adoption center’s public areas. Groups of tiles spell out words to denote dog, puppy, and cat spaces in an attractive manner. Asheville Humane Society

Mounted on the walls behind the reception area, groups of tiles picturing a variety of dogs had caught his eye.

“No, they aren’t available for adoption,” the receptionist explained with a smile. “Those pets belong to people who love them so much, they created our ‘Wall of Love’ to help all the animals find homes.”

Known to Asheville Humane Society (AHS) staff as the “bricks-and-tiles project,” the “Wall of Love” effort began as a fundraising initiative to help complete the adoption center capital campaign, giving donors the opportunity to pay tribute to pets, individuals, and organizations. The wall now provides a cheerful, colorful visual for anyone who comes to visit our shelter.

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