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BECOME ONE OF OUR 'FABULOUS 500' FRIENDS
JUST $10.00 A MONTH . . .

Yes, just $10.00 each month from folks like you can help us by reducing the 
amount of time we have to spend on fund raising activities!

With our limited number of volunteers and the increasing burden of hands-on time needed to care for the animals, fund raising, while a necessary function, is tremendously time consuming.  

We're looking for 500 FABULOUS FRIENDS who will help us with a $10.00 per month for 12 months donation.  Donations made by check can be sent to PO Box 452, Philippi WV 26416 or if you'd prefer to enroll in an automatic monthly donation program via PAYPAL, you can begin your enrollment by clicking on the button below.  You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use this feature.

YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR 'FABULOUS 500' FUND RAISER WILL BE APPRECIATED MORE THAN YOU KNOW!

(All donations are tax deductible)
YOUR DONATION TODAY WILL HELP US CONTINUE 
TO CARE FOR THE PETS TOMORROW!
Shelter Physical Location  
320 Valley Bend Road
 Belington  WV 26250

Phone Number:  304-823-2012

Mailing Address 
 PO Box 452 
Philippi  WV  26416

General Email Address
animalfriendsweb@yahoo.com

Click here for information 
about shelter hours
PETSMART 
ADOPTION DAYS . . .

Although the schedule varies occasionally, we will be visiting the Uniontown, PA PetSmart store every Saturday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm with cats and kittens. 


GET READY TO COME MEET YOUR NEW FELINE BEST FRIEND!

OUR "WISH LIST"

PLEASE click the button
below to check out our 
"Wish List" of the supplies, equipment and labor you might be able to donate to help us
 take care  of the 
shelter pets.

THANK YOU!
  ATTENTION BARBOUR  COUNTY
PET OWNERS!

Animal Friends works with two vets,  Audubon Animal Clinic in Philippi, and Appalachian Animal Hospital in Elkins, who honor our discount vouchers to assist with the cost  of spaying and neutering cats or dogs

For more information or to obtain a voucher, call
Diane and leave a message---304-614-9022

Your call will be returned!
ARE YOU PLANNING TO
ADOPT A PET?

Please take a few moments to read the

'7 COMMANDMENTS FOR PET PARENTS'

This page was last updated: March 18, 2019
WEBSITE DESIGN BY ANIMAL FRIENDS OF BARBOUR COUNTY
2019
WAYS YOU CAN HELP US . . .











Support us with a donation to our 
GO FUND ME ACCOUNT


Are you an Amazon Shopper?
If you are, check out Amazon Smile!
Same great products as are on Amazon,
but every time you shop thru Amazon
Smile, Amazon makes a donation
to us!
Click here for details and enrollment
information.

Join the Kroger Community Rewards Program 
Please note---enrollment in the Kroger's program expires after one year.  For info
about renewing your enrollment, click on the link above.


Make a donation


Donate food for our kitties

Check out our Wish List (below) for
items you can donate

Purchase a pet door from the Pet Door
company and they will make a
donation to us.


Click on any of the underlined items listed to get more information.
LET'S STAY IN TOUCH!

We want to be able to keep you informed about things that are going on with us---either by email or regular mail.  Many of you are already in our database, but if you've changed your email address, or your mailing address has changed, please let us know.  And if you would like to be added to our contact list, it's easy to do.  Just click on the button below to send us an email to add your name to our database or update your information.  In the subject line please state "Mail Update" and be sure to let us know if you prefer us to contact you by email or regular mail.
ADOPTING
SHELTER PETS WITH TRUST ISSUES

Shelter pets that exhibit shyness on meeting new people are very often overlooked for adoption, but people who are willing to invest some time and patience with these pets are rewarded with a lifetime of love and loyalty.

Click here to read one woman's account of just such an adoption.   Plus an update added on March 20, 2016.
MAKE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY!
ADOPT A PET!!
For more information about  any of our adoptable pets, or to make an appointment to meet  them,  email:  animalfriendsweb@yahoo.com
FEATURE CAT . . .
Courage (one to two years old) had a pretty bad start to his life.  He came to the shelter with some other cats that were rounded up because they were not being treated well.  At that time he had some very bad facial injuries that required intensive treatment.  Bless his heart, he allowed us to treat the injuries without so much as one complaint.  You can see that he’s all healed up now and is a very handsome fellow.  He’s a happy, healthy, affectionate boy but he’s VERY HIGH ENERGY---always ready to play!  The thing is, he can get “over stimulated”, and then he will tend to play “rough”---nipping and biting, but never hard enough to break skin.  We do recommend a home without young children and he wouldn’t be ideal for senior citizens, either, but we do know there’s no reason why he wouldn’t make a great family companion for folks who will take the time to learn about him.  He more than DESERVES the chance to prove himself!  Will YOU be the one to give him that chance?
A "NO KILL" SHELTER LOCATED IN RURAL WEST VIRGINIA
On Adoption Day it's hard to tell who has the biggest smile---the pet or their new owner! Click here to see lots more smiles and read happy stories!
 THE ANIMAL FRIENDS ATTIC!

Our thrift store is located in the back of the Tygart 
River General Store on Crim Avenuein Belington.

Hours---Thursday, Friday and Saturday
from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Looking for something SPECIAL?
Look here FIRST!

(Click here to see the variety of treasures we have!)

(ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SHELTER PETS)
Officers

Donna Smilardo
President

Carol Stout
Vice President

Pamela Dodds
Treasurer

Judy Braunsberg
Secretary

FEATURE DOG . . .
​When the County Dog Warden picked up Liberty as a stray, it immediately became obvious that her hind leg would need to be amputated. The vet was unable to determine what caused the injury, but didn't rule out a bear trap or bear attack. As you can see, this pretty 3-year old, 55 pound Walker Hound has completely healed and is more than ready for a happy, active life. As is typical of her breed, Liberty loves people and is anxious to please her human companions. She's at home whether walking through the woods or snoozing on a comfy bed. She's an awesome dog and we know she will quickly become a cherished family companion.
Thank you Jamie Queen, owner of Wet Nose Photography in Buckhnnon WV, for getting these gorgeous photos of our adoptable pets!

wetnosephotoswv.com
304-940-0149
IT'S NO LONGER NATIONAL WALK YOUR DOG MONTH, BUT WALKING YOUR 
DOG IS FUN FOR HIM AND GOOD FOR YOU!

GO AHEAD---TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK!
Volunteers are always urgently needed.
If you would like to join the organization,
CLICK HERE to fill out and submit an 
application.

Would you like to help by becoming a
foster caregiver?  Find out how ---
CLICK HERE.
ANIMAL FRIENDS RAFFLE
AT THE BARBOUR COUNTY CEO'S
WINTER FAIR!

 The winner of the raffle basket is Kathy Hart!  
She wasn't present at the time of the drawing,
so a photo isn't available.

WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT! 

We also thank Animal Friends volunteer
Jennifer McDonald for gathering the items for the basket.  It was
a very successful raffle item!

Pictured here are Jennifer (center), her husband, Duane and Animal Friends volunteer, Sandra Kelly (affectionately known as Sam) who volunteered their time to man our table at table.
Thanks to everyone who came 
to enjoy this festive event with us!

Photos coming soon!