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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
PO Box 452
Philippi WV 26416
about shelter hours
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
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 if she is not able to answer.
Your call will be returned!
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ADOPT A PET?
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This page was last updated: December 6, 2018
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WAYS YOU CAN HELP US . . .
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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
Please note---enrollment in the Kroger's program expires after one year. For info
about renewing your enrollment, click on the link above.
Check out our Wish List (below) for
items you can donate
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.
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!!
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!
of THE ANIMAL FRIENDS ATTIC!
A thrift store located in the back of the Tygart River General Store on Crim Avenue
Opening day---Saturday. November 17
from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Regular store hours will be Wednesday through Saturday,
10:00AM until 2:00 PM
Lots of interestng items to choose from---perfect for holiday shopping!
(ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SHELTER PETS)
This handsome Pit Bull boy is 4 years old and he weighs 65 pounds. Rio is a happy, healthy fella who gets along great with his adult human friends, but we recommend a home without children. He knows some commands and gets along well with other dogs, but prefers the companionship of female canine friends. Rio is house trained, is neutered and up-to-date with his vaccines so he’s ready to go to his new forever home TODAY!
NEWS FROM THE SHELTER
by Judy Braunsberg
The members of Animal Friends of Barbour County are so grateful for the response we received from the community, businesses, former adopters and lovers of animals when our call for help went out on WDTV. But we are not yet out of the woods. The survival of the Animal Friends shelter will continue to depend on fund-raisers, donations, grants and adoption fees.
We would like to thank all the organizations who started fund-raisers for us. The United Methodist Church in Beverly had a buckwheat feed that was phenomenal and delicious. Our bingo has been very popular and we are grateful to one of the AB college fraternities who helped us with this in September. We plan another bingo in February. One of our volunteers started a fundraiser through the purchase of Schwans foods. We even have Tamara Smith doing a fund raiser selling soft hedgehog toys through Avon. On November 8th here will be a “Paint Your Heart Out “presented by Kelli Emfinger at the Elks Lodge in Elkins along with an optional steak or chicken dinner. The link to this event can be found on this web page. Our “Go Fund Me” link is also easily accessible from this web page.
Businesses in Barbour County have been so helpful with donation cans and posting our fund raisers. We thank Freedom Bank in Belington for selecting us as their organization for October and collecting donations of much needed food, toys and cleaning supplies. And of course the church groups and school groups have also stepped up and shown their love of animals. We have been contacted by some grant writers and we hope that this will be another strong part of our financial survival.
We thank the County Commission for agreeing to grant us a quarterly donation to help fund the transport of dogs from the County Shelter and our shelter to rescues that will find them homes.
This outpouring of support and concern has made us even more aware of the importance of the shelter to our community. Animal Friends of Barbour County belongs to all of us. It is the only place you can bring a mother cat with newborn kittens and know that they will be cared for and will find homes. Our shelter is filled with cats and dogs who were part of a family and had to be surrendered by their owners due to unavoidable circumstances. Here they will be safe until they we find them the homes they deserve.
We are very excited about “Animal Friends Attic” our thrift store which will be opening soon in the Tygart Valley General Store on Crim Ave. in Belington. Here shoppers will find antiques, used furniture, paintings and other treasures. We hope it will be a popular place to shop.
We ask that you all continue your commitment to our organization as we struggle to keep our doors open. Please take a look at all the ways you can help that are listed on the left side of the Home page. And PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. We can help with that also. The shelter phone number is 304 823-2012. The number for Spay/Neuter certificates is 304 614-9022.
As long as you are there for us, we will strive to be there for you and for the Barbour County dogs and cats under our care.
Thank you Jamie Queen, owner of Wet Nose Photography in Buckhnnon WV, for getting these gorgeous photos of our adoptable pets!
Becca, Husky Mix
18 Months Old
The " Angel Tree" for the pets was the idea of Amy Mick, a stylist at the Perfectly Pampered Salon located on Main Street in Philippi. Each "ornament" on the treee is a photo of an adoptable pet that's currently living at the shelter while they wait for their chance to be adopted.
Amy and Susan extend their sincere thanks to everyone who came into the shop to "adopt" an angel while
the tree was in the salon. Now they're asking folks in the Elkins area to
stop in at the animal hospital
to "adopt" an ornament off the tree there.
NEW LOCATION FOR CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE!
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE FOR THE ANIMAL FRIENDS OF BARBOUR COUNTY SHELTER PETS IS NOW LOCATED IN THE LOBBY AT THE APPLACHIAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL.
(204 Martin Street, Elkins)
These little "angels" don't need mittens
or hats, but they DO need your donations
of $5, $10 or $20 to help keep the
shelter doors open.
Don't forget to DO Schwan's! As of December 5th, there are only 64 days left in this campaign!
Click on this link to get started!
We thank the 4 H Equestrian Team for the wonderful donations and thanks to Lacey and Chandler for visiting the shelter and meeting the dogs and cats.
Thanks to Freedom Bank for the generous donations of much needed supplies. And thanks to Valerie and Cindy for visiting the shelter and walking the dogs and helping us take photos.
PAINT YOUR HEART OUT
A BIG SUCCESS!
Our sincere thanks to all who attended. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
If you live outside of our area and would like to "adopt" an "Angel Tree" pet, you can simply send your check to:
Amy Mick, c/o Perfectly Pampered Salon, 44 S. Main St., Philippi WV 26416.
Be sure to inlude a note with your return address and make your selection of either a cat or dog "angel", number of ornaments you want
and your donation amount. Amy will send your ornaments to
you as proof of your donation.
Amy and Susan wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you'll
make it a Merry Christmas for the shelter pets, too!