The AWS provides pet adoption services. All animals available for adoptions are
vaccinated, leukemia tested, and spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
The AWS sponsors low cost rabies clinics throughout the county.
The AWS provides information to the public on animal care, the importance of spaying
and neutering, and health risks affecting animals and people (e.g., rabies, injured
The AWS promotes kindness and respect for animals through special events, public
service announcements, humane education programs, and dissemination of informational
materials and a semi-annual newsletter.
The AWS provides financial assistance to the public for spaying/neutering their pets
in an effort to reduce the homeless animal population.
To donate by mail, please send your check to:
PO Box 147
Charles town, WV 25414
Our Heritage - Serving our community continuously since 1952, the Animal Welfare
Society of Jefferson County, WV was incorporated in West Virginia on February 7,
1952 as a non-profit corporation. Founding members included Mabel B. Venable, William
S. Venable, W.P.C. Perry, Cora I. Chambers and Forrest A. Brown.<Read more>
The mission of the Animal Welfare Society is to provide services that benefit both
animals and people through a variety of programs. We provide Compassion & Caring
to animals providing a second chance.