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Laurel Hunt

Laurel Hunt is the author of Angel Pawprints: Reflections on Loving and Losing a Canine Companion and Angel Whiskers: Reflections on Loving and Losing a Feline Companion. She serves on the board of AHS and volunteers with Paws on a Mission’s pet therapy program. Her blog, Bark Wag Love, includes fundraising ideas for shelter and pet therapy programs, pet loss resources, and human-animal bond stories at

Content by Laurel Hunt

  • Magazine Article

    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?”

    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.”

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