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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 July 13, 2015


2014 Annual Report

IRS 990 Tax Return

2014 Certified Audit

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A fundraising campaign to raise funds to complete our new Isolation facility.  Watch the short (9 minute) video below for more information on our history and this project. 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.





Please join the Animal Welfare Society in a

Celebration of Life  

In Memory of John Clinton












Monday, September 14th at 7 pm

Grace Reformed United Church of Christ

421 Kearneysville Pike (Hwy 480 east of old Hwy 9)

Kearneysville, WV  25430


Please free to share your remembrances.


Refreshments to follow


The AWS shelter will BE CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 8 to SEPTEMBER 25TH for a major renovation to the cat room facilities.