Your support saves lives!

Your gift to Foothills Humane Society is immediately put to use helping animals in need and saving lives. Donations are used to provide medical care, food, and shelter for hundreds of animals. It also helps support our many community outreach programs aimed at keeping pets in loving homes. Please consider giving today and be a part of our lifesaving efforts!

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You may also mail your donation.

Please make checks payable to:

Foothills Humane Society
P.O. Box 126
Tryon, NC 28782

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Why Donate to Champ’s Fund?

Champ’s Fund was set up in honor of the Late, Great Champ, official spokes-dog of Foothills Humane Society, therapy dog, costume judge (and reluctant wearer of costumes, his least favorite obligation), dearly loved visitor of schools, assisted living facilities, and the Special Olympics, and author of a column published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin, among other things. We all miss his fluffy white presence and comments!

Champ was once a stray dog, a thin, broken-toothed, bruised, heartworm positive stray dog. He is a shining example of what a beaten-down stray dog can accomplish.  Champ’s Fund has been established to help other stray dogs with heartworm and other medical problems, so they too can be adopted and have the opportunity to  become the best they can be. We encourage you to donate generously to Champ’s Fund!

Support FERA Equine Safe Haven Fund


FERA is the Foothills Equine Rescue and Assistance arm of Foothills Humane Society.  FERA works closely with the Polk County animal control officers and animal cruelty investigators to rescue neglected and abused equines in our area. When an equine is rescued by FERA, the animal receives an assessment by a veterinarian, begins a carefully supervised feeding program and is provided farrier and dental care if needed. The equine is then placed in foster care until healthy enough to be adopted by an approved applicant.

FERA also provides hay to owners struggling financially.  Through the generous support of our community, we have been able to build an emergency shelter for equines right at FHS. This allows equines to be removed quickly from unsafe conditions. We need your continued financial support to be able to provide this service and care to the equines and their owners in our community. For More information about FERA or to report Equine Neglect or Abuse  ~ Contact Patti Lovelace  at 828-817-3508 or email her at

CLICK HERE for the FERA website: lots of good information and how to get involved: low cost castration clinic, horse rescue and foster program.