Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County, WV

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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

Site updated August 15, 2018

Recent Site Updates:


September 1st - Annaul Indoor Yard Sale

September 8th - Low cost Rabies Clinic

October 27th - 12th Annual Paws & Claws Howl-O-Ween Dinner & Auction


Glory Days Grill Fundraiser - ALL YEAR!

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Sun-11 am to 2 pm

Mon & Tue - CLOSED

Wed-Sat - 11 am to 4 pm


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The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 1st from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town, located at 221 East Washington St. Come check out the large variety of items and help less fortunate cats and dogs in our area. All proceeds will benefit the homeless pets waiting for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Leetown Pike, near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is a non-profit no kill shelter celebrating over 66 years of helping homeless pets in our community. Visit the website at for more information on this 501(c)3, United Way organization and to view all the wonderful cats and dogs who need loving homes.

Dining for AWS

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018

Glory Days Grill, Ranson, WV

10% of your total bill will be donated to AWS. SAVE your GUEST CHECK (no credit card receipts) and send to AWS or drop in our box at PETCO Ranson. It’s that easy!