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The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, WV provides housing and adoption services for abandoned, surrendered and abandoned, neglected abused and unwanted dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. You’ll find animals for adoption, resources, volunteer opportunities and much more in our site.

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The Animal Welfare Society is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.   We are registered with the State of West Virginia. Registration does not infer endorsement by the state.

AWS is an agency of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle

United Way CFC# 43359

Site updated Sept 24, 2016


Recent Site Updates:


10th Annual Paws & Claws Ball

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 from 5:30 pm - 10 pm

Tickets on sale NOW!  <Click for MORE>


Glory Days Grill Fundraiser - ALL YEAR!

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Dog Food Recalls are growing in number everyday. To obtain free e-mail alerts of dog food recalls and other important information, please visit Dog Food Advisor



Sun-Tue - 11 am to 2 pm

Wed-Sat - 11 am to 4 pm



This year, “kitten season” is breaking our bank and rapidly depleting our financial resources!   We’ve been overrun with surrendered, abandoned pregnant cats or just born kittens. MANY require extensive medical treatments.


We very much need your continued financial support.  Please consider a making a financial donation today.


Click the button at the top of this page.

Is your pet microchipped?  Microchips can help identify you as the owner if your pet is lost.  Your contact information is stored online and available to vets and animal control officers when your lost pet is scanned.


AWS will implant a chip and provide free registration for life for a one-time fee of $20.00.


Microchipping is done by appointment only at the shelter.  Please call the shelter at 304-725-0589 to schedule an appointment.

What if your pet is lost?

Save the Date!


10th Annual Paws & Claws

Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

Dinner and Auction


Saturday, October 29, 2016

5:30 pm to 10 pm

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

More info <here>