ASPCA Opens Permanent, State-of-the-Art Behavioral Rehabilitation Center
The ASPCA® today announces the official opening of its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, N.C, approximately 10 miles north of Asheville. The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC) is the first-ever permanent facility dedicated to the rehabilitation and study of extremely fearful, unadoptable homeless dogs, most of whom are victims of cruelty or neglect.
The ASPCA opened this new permanent facility following the success of a four-year behavioral rehabilitation pilot program in New Jersey, where more than 300 dogs suffering from debilitating behavior issues were successfully treated. These dogs were made available for adoption with rescue groups and shelters, including the ASPCA Adoption Center, across the country.
Covering 13 acres, the BRC has the capacity to rehabilitate 65 dogs at any given time. They will be treated daily by a dedicated team of animal behavior experts implementing scientifically sound techniques to reduce their fear of people and acclimate them to real-life situations that can induce trauma and severe stress. The Watershed Foundation provided significant grant funding to support the development of the year-long BRC expansion project in Weaverville...