Animal Shelters of Jefferson & Berkeley Counties
No one can bear the thought of a child in an orphanage; they would be alone with no one that loves them by their side. An animal shelter is the same way. These establishments take in those less than ideal animals that no one wanted. They give them other animals to play with, food, water, and shelter. Most of all, they give them the opportunity at a second chance for love and happiness.
The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) of Jefferson County is a non-profit, no-kill shelter. Established in 1952, the shelter provides pet adoption services, sponsors low cost rabies clinics, provides information to the community about animal care and health, and provides financial assistance for spaying and neutering in attempts to reduce the number of homeless animals in the community. They also hold many benefits, charities, and Golf tournaments (yes that’s right!) within the community to not only gain support but also to alleviate and teach about the epidemic of unwanted animals.
If you would like to help fund the AWS of Jefferson County, there are a few upcoming events that you can partake in!
Golf Tourney, Friday May 4th– American Public University (APU) will be helping to sponsor this 4 person scramble formatted tournament. You must have a team of 4 individuals ($320 per team) to participate. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price along with chances to win some prizes! Interested? Print and fill out the entry form here! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale, May 11th & 12th – Pick Mom the brightest Hydrangea in the batch! This event has moved to a new location if you happened to venture to the flower sale last year. The new location is at Town Run Tap House in Shepherdstown or 202 E. Washington Street near the railroad tracks. Times include: May 11th, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and May 12th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dining for AWS, January 1st through December 31st, 2018 – This is perfect for a family night out at Glory Days in Ranson next to the Home Depot! 10% of your bill we be donated to the AWS. All you have to do is go out to eat, enjoy your meal, and keep the GUEST CHECK… it’s that easy! Then you can drop it off at the Petco in the next strip mall over (beside Weis) or drop it off at the shelter. Petco even has a designated box for these guest checks!
Bottom line, animals need love too. It’s up to us to give it to them! Help support your local animal shelter by donating time, resources, or giving a fur baby a second chance.
If you live in Berkeley County and would like to stay in the know with the Berkeley County Humane Society click the link for direct access to their website.