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The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, WV provides housing and adoption services for abandoned, surrendered and abandoned, neglected abused and unwanted dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. You’ll find animals for adoption, resources, volunteer opportunities and much more in our site.

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The Animal Welfare Society is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.   We are registered with the State of West Virginia. Registration does not infer endorsement by the state.

AWS is an agency of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle

United Way CFC# 43359

Site updated October 3, 2015


Recent Site Updates:

Paws & Claws Ball

Gloria Days Grill fundraiser & New Volunteer Application.

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A fundraising campaign to raise funds to complete our new Isolation facility.  To order, visit


Brochure of campaign can be downloaded <here>

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Dog Food Recalls are growing in number everyday. To obtain free e-mail alerts of dog food recalls and other important information, please visit Dog Food Advisor



Beginning January 1, 2015, every dog, puppy, cat and kitten adopted from AWS is microchipped at no cost to the adopter. This includes a lifetime registration with no annual update fees.





The AWS shelter will BE CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 8 to OCTOBER 7th for a major renovation to the cat room facilities.

Jefferson County Dog Tethering and Confinement Ordinance

- Public Hearing -