Shelter Physical Location
23 Valley Bend Road
Belington WV 26250
Phone Number: 304-823-2012
PO Box 452
Philippi WV 26416
General Email Address
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We now have an 'easy access, pay by credit card' order form!
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"Wish List" of the supplies, equipment and labor you might be able to donate to help us
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DID YOU KNOW . . .
You can foster a pet
before you adopt it?
We've found that some folks would love to adopt a particular pet, but aren't sure the pet will be a perfect fit in their home.
In situatiions like this, we'll agree to let you foster the pet without a firm commitment to adopt it.
If all goes well, the adoption can be finalized. If things don't work out, you may bring the pet back to us or continue the foster arrangement until the pet finds a 'forever' home.
If you would like more
information about the
Foster To Adopt program,
call us at 304-823-2012.
We now have funds available to
assist low income residents with the
cost of spaying/neutering their pets.
For more information or
to apply for assistance,
call the shelter at
and leave a message.
Your call will be returned!
Volunteers are always urgently needed.
If you would like to join the organization,
Would you like to help by becoming a
foster caregiver? Find out how ---
Have you lost or found a pet?
post an online notice.
For more information about our "Featured Pets", or to make an appointment to meet them, call the shelter at 304-823-2012 and leave a message.
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DID YOU KNOW . . .
You can make a credit card donation using PayPal even if you don't have a PayPal account? Click here to learn how.
HOME SWEET HOME!
What's the best day for our shelter volunteers?
It's the day when one of our 'fur kids' goes "Home Sweet Home"!
It's hard to tell who has the biggest smile---Cheryl France or her new best friend, Valentine!
This page was last updated: November 15, 2013
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With the ever increasing numbers of pets in our care, our operating costs are skyrocketing. Financial donations are always urgently needed. Please click on the 'Donate' button above and make a donation TODAY!
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ADOPTION DAYS . . .
Although the schedule varies occasionally, we will be visiting the Uniontown, PA PetSmart store every Saturday with cats and kittens and on the second Saturday of each month with dogs and puppies.
Dogs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cats from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Drawing to be held on February 14, 2014
As a volunteer for Animal Friends of Barbour County I hear lot of questions about pets, cats in particular because I work with the cats, and I also hear a lot of stories from pet owners. I’ve taken some of the most common concerns and stories from pet owners and put them in a fact or fiction format. See if you can guess what is true and what is false.
Female cats and dogs should not be spayed until after their first heat. I’m surprised that this old myth still exists, but it does. This is fiction. Actually, it is best to spay your pet at six months of age and this goes for neutering as well. Females are spayed and males are neutered. At six months your pet is old enough to handle the surgery and still young enough that the adult hormones that drive reproduction (and unwanted behavior) have not had time to fully develop. You will have a happier cat and dog if you spay or neuter them at this age. Your pet will also be vaccinated for Rabies at this time.
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FACT OR FICTION: What is and isn’t true about your cat
By Sudie Shipman
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Eight year old Shirley has been waiting patiently for a home. This elderly brindle boxer has been with us for several months now. She is quiet and slow moving and loves to wander around the fenced yard with her room mate Kia. Shirley is just looking for a warm and cozy home to spend her retirement years. Though we put blankets on the cement floor, a shelter is still not a comfortable place for this sweet lady. She would probably do best as an only dog or in a home with another elderly dog. Won't someone offer her a place beside their fireside to spent her last few years in comfort?
Miracle is exactly that - a miracle kitten. She came into the shelter after one of our volunteers found her and her sibling along a highway. She was in horrible shape and near death. It appeared she might have been abused or at the very least thrown from the car. Her back had open abrasions and one of her eyes had been pierced or burst. She was taken to the vet and then fostered to bring her back to health. When she was strong enough her bad eye was surgically removed. She has vision in her other eye, but it is still a bit cloudy. Miracle is a happy, well adjusted kitten. Animals don't realized they are disabled and she acts just like any other kitten her age. She needs a special person to give her a forever home, as she is sure one special cat.