ARE YOU PLANNING TO
ADOPT A PET?
Please take a few moments to read the
Shelter Physical Location
23 Valley Bend Road
Belington WV 26250
Phone Number: 304-823-2012
PO Box 452
Philippi WV 26416
General Email Address
Marble Tile Fundraising Campaign.
We now have an 'easy access, pay by credit card' order form!
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
We now have funds available to assist low income county residents with the cost of spaying/neutering their pets.
For more information or to apply for assistance, call the shelter at 304-823-2012
and leave a message.
Your call will be returned!
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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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: February 26, 2014
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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?
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
GET READY TO COME MEET YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!
2014 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY!
Should you adopt a shelter pet?
Just ask these happy dogs and cats! They'll tell you it's a GREAT idea!
LINKS FOR AREA RESIDENTS
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.
Maxwell was a stray dog who wandered into someone's yard and was not treated well by the dogs already living there, so he was brought to us. He was quite shy at first, and rarely barked. But he has become accustomed to the other small dogs and he loves to run around in the fenced yard on warm days, and play with his little friends. Maxwell would love a real home, with people who appreciate his gentle nature. He is crate trained and house trained and would be fine with children and other pets. If you are an older person looking for a companion or a younger family looking for a gentle pet, little Maxwell would be just the dog for you.
Gina Marie is a sweet and affectionate girl. She coos like a dove instead of meowing. She’s submissive around other cats, so would do best in a household with just one or two other cats or as your ‘one and only‘. She loves people and just wants to be loved and held. She is sure to bring sunshine into your house for a lifetime.
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Vaccinations for Your Pet
by Sudie Shipman
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, and when I ride in the car I like to listen to podcasts that I have downloaded to my phone. One of my favorite podcasts is Radio Lab and these science guys are informative and entertaining. A recent program was on rabies and listening to that program has convinced me of the importance of the rabies vaccination.
The program also inspired me to develop a theory about the legend of vampires. I’m pretty sure that our ancestors, unable to understand the effects of the rabies virus on humans, deduced that persons infected with rabies were vampires. Just like dogs, humans go insane, foam at the mouth and bite others spreading the infection. Rabies is a virus of the brain, it causes the infected host to go insane and drives it (all mammals can be infected) to bite something else so that is can spread itself to others. Incubation is about 30 days from the date of bite and the infection, if not treated early, is 99.9% fatal. Once the effects of the virus are observed in a human or animal it is too late for treatment. This is why the rabies vaccination is required by law for your pet. This is one disease you never want to encounter.
YOUR DONATION TODAY WILL HELP US CONTINUE TO CARE FOR THE PETS TOMORROW!
We cordially invite you to attend
our 11th Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Sunday, March 16, 2014
at the Adaland Mansion in Philippi
Enjoy a variety of authentic Irish dishes
served buffet style
Seating times: 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:45 pm
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AS
SEATING IS LIMITED
Donation: Adults $24, Children Under 12 $10
For more information or to make reservations,
call Ginette at 304-457-5488
NOTE: As of 2/21/2014 there is plenty of seating
available at the 3:30 seating.