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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.

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

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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

Don’t forget!  The First Thursday of every month is Dining to Donate at Applebee’s in Charles Town.  20% of your check is donated to AWS.  <More details>


For a Map to the shelter, click here


January 26, 2015



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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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A Special Event -

Low Cost Rabies vaccination clinic

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Low cost rabies vaccination clinic schedules for March 28th 10 am to noon.


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