Alert! Paws desperately needs foster homes for kittens and cats. If you can help, email us here.

What We Do . . .

Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS) was formed by a group of concerned Pendleton County residents in April 2005. We are working towards the goal of establishing an animal shelter to serve the needs of Pendleton County's companion animals.

Since November 2003, over 160 Pendleton County dogs and puppies (this does not include cats, whose numbers are a lot higher) needed homes because they were stray and unwanted pets. Please note: this number does not include those strays or unwanted dogs of which we were not notified; therefore, the actual numbers of needy dogs and cats could easily be many times this amount. Pendleton County needs an animal shelter!

To this end we have established PAWS as a tax-deferred nonprofit organization. This has been the first step to making the shelter a reality.

How you can help: Our organization is small. We can use volunteers for the following:

Pet Rescue
Foster a dog or cat.
Transport a dog or cat for veterinary care
Transport kittens to and from PetSmart in Harrisonburg for the adoption program
Transport a dog or cat to a rescue organization meeting point

Fund Raising
Work at the flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a Saturday
Work at the flea market booth for 3 or 4 hours during SpringFest or the Treasure Mountain Festival
Help with the Fun Dog Show at SpringFest or the County Fair
Donate and/or sell food and drinks at Country Store Opry concerts in Franklin
Donate aluminum cans and/or empty inkjet cartridges

PAWS is a nonprofit corporation, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you!

Officers & Board of Directors


President - Jane Seegar, Franklin
First Vice-president - Joan Ashley, Franklin
Second Vice-president - Marian Wilfong, Franklin
Secretary & Treasurer - Carol Kosup, Franklin

Board of Directors:

Roger Ashley - Franklin
Peggy Bennett - Circleville
Karl Esser - Franklin
Carol Hutchison - Sugar Grove
Sue Prail - Franklin
Jennifer Stark - Riverton
Marian Wilfong - Franklin

Read more about PAWS

 Where Your Purchase Helps Support Rescue!

To see our adoptable pets,

Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter, Inc.
P. O. Box 804 • Franklin WV 26807 • (304) 358-3644 • E-mail

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