Mercer County Animal Shelter 961 Shelter Road Princeton WV 24739 304-425-2838
Mercer County Humane Society PO Box 6069 Bluefield WV 24701 304-425-2769
Princeton City Animal Control 100 Courthouse Road Princeton WV 24740 304-487-5095
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.