Humane Society of Raleigh County

  • Posted on: 8 March 2015
  • By: Lawrence Silbernagel

The Humane Society of Raleigh County, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which has been serving people and pets since 1979. Its mission is to prevent animal abuse and neglect. Located in Beckley, West Virginia, the animal shelter staff provides adoption opportunities and public education. The shelter has transitioned from euthanizing 80 percent of the animals housed there to euthanizing none, just over two years ago. With this change in philosophy, the shelter’s operating costs have increased exponentially. However, the shelter receives no additional funding from the Raleigh County Commission or the City of Beckley. This has lead the Humane Society of Raleigh County to rely heavily on donations from volunteers, as well as local businesses.

This video is a testimonial from owners of adopted pets and volunteers from the Humane Society of Raleigh County. They detail the way people can help the humane society, which prevents animal abuse and neglect, while maintaining its status as a no-kill animal shelter.

The testimonials highlight 13 ways to help save shelter dogs and cats:

  • Adopt
  • Advocate
  • Cross-Post
  • Donate
  • Educate
  • Foster
  • Fundraise
  • Network
  • Rescue
  • Share
  • Sponsor
  • Transport
  • Volunteer

No one is expected to do all 13, but helping with just one could save and animal’s life; from donating your time or money to dropping off food, cat litter, or toys, every little bit helps. The shelter not only needs people will adopt or foster pets, but also come and play with the animals or take a dog on a walk.

The animal shelter is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday excluding holidays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and donations and volunteers are welcome anytime during those hours. The adoption fee is $35.00 plus a $50.00 deposit toward spay/neuter for dogs and/or $40.00 for cats. Help the Humane Society of Raleigh County and help save an animal’s life.

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