Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services
In honor of National Dog Day today (Tuesday, August 26th) let’s take a look at some of the different animals shelters and adoption services for pets in the Jefferson County area. There are so many animals who are in need of a forever home that are housed at these shelters. The shelters take wonderful care of the animals, but the ultimate goal is to find a family to take each animal home to love and grow as a member of the family.
Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services
Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County
The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is located in Kearneysville, West Virginia. It is a non-profit organization that houses and cares for abandoned, surrendered, and neglected animals in Jefferson County. The Animal Welfare Society offers pets for adoption at their Animal Shelter located at 23 Poor Farm Road in Kearneysville. They are open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday. They also have cats that can be adopted at the PETCO located at 217 Oak Lee Drive in Ranson, West Virginia. You can stay updated with the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County through their Facebook page. They also have webpages that show all the cats they have available for adoption and all the dogs they have available for adoption.
Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC)
Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Sanctuary is located in Charles Town, West Virginia. It is an affiliate of the National Humane Education Society. The main goal of the animal shelter is to find dependable families that will adopt and commit to loving the animals at Briggs. There is also a program called Spay Today at the Briggs Animal Adoption Center that offers low cost spay and neuter services for pets of families who cannot afford to pay regular fees for their animals to be spayed or neutered. The Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Sanctuary have both cats for adoption and dogs for adoption, which you can see on their website. For more information about the adoption process, you can contact the center at (304) 724-6558 or find the online application here.
Jefferson County Animal Control
The Jefferson County Animal Control is located at 161 Poor Far Road in Kearneysville, West Virginia. They work hard to provide safety for animals in Jefferson County and protect the public’s health and safety. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. They currently have several pets available for adoption, which can be found on their petfinder.com page. Happy Whiskers Animal Assistance is a non-profit that works hand-in-hand with the Jefferson County Animal Control office to find homes for animals. Their animals can also be found at the adoption events at the PETCO in Ranson, West Virginia.
PIGS Animal Sanctuary
PIGS Animal Sanctuary, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia is a nonprofit organization that describes itself as “a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals. They specialize in the care of potbellied pigs, but they also care for a variety of other animals. They offer a cage-free environment for the animals they house. PIGS Animal Sanctuary also has animals that can be adopted, and they offer the opportunity to foster some of their animals. You can find out more about their adoption process here.
Cause for Paws
Cause for Paws is located in the Harpers Ferry area. It is a no-kill shelter that offers sanctuary for homeless pets that are ill, injured, or handicapped. The organization cares for the pets and provides them a place to live in peace. They do offer some adoption services, but the animals that are not adopted stay at the shelter and are not removed to make more room. They are also always on the lookout for some volunteers and donations to help the small shelter continue its good work with the animals in the Harpers Ferry area.
If you are interested in finding a new pet to be a part of your family, please consider going to one of these wonderful organizations. They work hard and provide a great service to the animals in our community. Let’s help get these animals a home!