CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association needs your help. They are filled to the brim with cats and dogs waiting to be adopted.
“We had one dog kennel open [Wednesday],” explained Chelsea Staley with the animal shelter. “And then an elderly woman, from a hoarding situation, surrendered 17 dogs, mostly chihuahuas. Now we are just over flowing.”
“We’re trying to save as many lives as possible so we’ve reduced the adoption fees for dogs. It’s $50 for females and $40 for males,” she said.
As for cats, a female is $40 and a male is $30. That pays for the animal to be spayed or neutered.
The goal is to avoid euthanasia. Shelter workers want to find every stray dog and cat a place to call home and a family to love them. Staley said they have just about any breed you’re looking for.
“Amazing dogs! [We have] everything from as small as a Min-Pin to as large as a Great Dane. We have everything you can imagine,” according to Staley. “We have tons of puppies!”
And if you just can’t adopt, there’s another way to help.
“We’re also looking for foster families just to care for the animals temporarily until we get the shelter population under control.”
Staley said they’re not sure what’s caused this population boom at the shelter but with so many animals, they need people willing to take on a furry friend that will get all the love and attention it deserves.
For more information about the animals up for adoption, log on to www.wvanimalshelter.com. You can see pictures and profiles of the animals.