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.
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
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AWS filed our application, provided all required documentation during the online
process/ Our application, was accepted by CFC, as a Federation member of the United
Way of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We paid the required registration
fee to our local United Way as was required by Congressional Budget Office.
Unfortunately, we received a message from UW Eastern Panhandle that they lost Federation
status this year. With the CBO changes and new application fees for non-profits that
had to be paid as part of the application process, a number of our local non-profit
organizations did not apply. CFC requires at least 15 non-profits approved charities.
Our local UW was unable to obtain 15 approved charities so was not accepted as a
It’s unfortunate that the process has changed so dramatically this campaign year
that a number of non-profits in our area felt they could not participate. We will
certainly miss the support of folks like through CFC but hope you would consider
a donation directly to our organization.