Find Wood County West Virginia animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Federation of Humane Organizations of West Virginia PO Box 662 Mineral Wells WV 26150 304-845-6306
Humane Society Shelter Parkersburg 29th Poplar St Parkersburg WV 26101 304-422-5541
Save A Kitty Feral Cat Program PO Box 1442 Parkersburg WV 26102 304-482-8987
WV German Shepherd Rescue Co-Op 131 Oaktree Drive Parkersburg WV 26101 304-422-6548
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.