Animal Haven of Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
Our second stop was at the peaceful and idyllic Animal Haven of Asheville, where founders Barbara and Trina have been rescuing animals for 14 years. We really didn’t want to leave, as we were so warmly welcomed by so many of the animal residents (in particular, Clyde the friendly goose who enjoyed sitting in our laps). Barbara and Trina took time out of their busy schedules to give us a full tour of the 10 acres of paradise, complete with pond, peaceful stream, and dotted with mini-red barns serving as homes for most of the 100 residents. Animal Haven welcomes school groups and visitors of all kinds and also runs a well stocked thrift shop where all proceeds go to the sanctuary. If you find yourself in the Asheville area, this sanctuary is definitely worth a visit!