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Mason County Animal Shelter
1965 Fairground Road
Point Pleasant, WV 25550

Phone: 304-675-6458
E-mail: mcaswv@yahoo.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Mason-County-WV-Animal-Shelter-107847841679206

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: Viewing/Adoption 12pm-4pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

If you have lost or found a dog please check the Facebook page and contact the shelter at 304-675-6458, or by email mcaswv@yahoo.com

The pet in the photo (top right) is looking for a home. Click on the picture for more information about it.

Fostering
We would like to start a foster program at the shelter. If you have extra time and experience of caring for a dog or cat, but not sure of a life long commitment to a pet, then this may be something that would interest you. Some of our pets need help that we do not have time to do consistently. Leash walking, socializing, learning commands in a home environment would go a long way to helping some of these animals get adopted. It would give us valuable feedback on that animal and with proper training would help make them happier and more adoptable. If you would seriously be interested in fostering please let us know.

Who we are
The Mason County Animal Shelter is a county shelter in the west of West Virginia. Animals are held in accordance with state requirements, and are redeemed by the owner, adopted, or as a last resort; euthanized. We are a high intake county shelter and need rescue help! Our county commission limits us to 40 dogs and 36 cats.

All the adoptions would not be possible without the amazing support of our community. You are all making a difference for every animal here with every post share, heart emoji and comment. Your generosity with donations makes life better for the animals while they are here. We can all be proud of our accomplishments together. Let us keep raising the bar to expand, reach new people and keep getting the word out that there are so many animals we can save and help and that it feels good to contribute to your community and know you can make a difference. Thank you all so much.

TikTok A Day in the Life of the Shelter

Lost your dog or cat?
Stray dogs and cats are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Contact the shelter to check whether your pet is there. Lost dogs and some of the stray dogs and cats we have are featured on our Facebook Page but not all are put here so contact the shelter if you have lost your pet.

Volunteering
We need local FOSTER HOMES and VOLUNTEERS including drivers! If you would like to volunteer in ANY way, please contact us. Every dog we put in a FOSTER HOME is a space to rescue another dog.

How can you make sure your lost pet is found again - Follow the tips below:

  1. The very day your pet goes missing, call your local animal shelter and leave a description of your pet. Better yet, take by a flyer with their picture. Check the shelter with your own eyes. Your blue may be my black. Once the stray hold has expired and the animal has found a new home, chances are slim of you ever getting your pet back.
  2. Microchip your pet! It works like a licence tag on a car. Every pet that comes into the shelter is checked for a microchip. Please keep your contact information up to date (phone numbers, address, e-mail address).

  3. Keep tags on your pet at all times. County/City Rabies tags must be kept on pets collars at all times. We can use these to get your pet home.
  4. Post your missing pet on social media. Every day, pets find their way home without even coming to the shelter.
  5. Never take the collar off of your dog. It seems that most pets run off on the rare occasion that the owner takes their collar with ID off.

  6. Finally: Check back at the shelter for the weeks following your pets disappearance. We have had dogs reclaimed that had been missing for a year!

Adopting a dog?
West Virginia law says that we have to keep a dog for 5 days so that the owner can claim it before we can put the dog up for adoption. If you are interested in a particular dog before its available date please contact us. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its 'available' date.

For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Mason, Cabell, Putnam, Jackson Counties. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required from you.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its "available" day.

Our Adoption fee for dogs is $50-$100 and for cats is $50. Dog/cat adoption fee includes some vaccines and spay/neuter surgery. West Virginia law requires that all dogs and cats adopted from the animal shelter are spayed/neutered.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ADOPTION

  • Dogs can be adopted out of state with the proper identification required (see below), unless they have not been spayed/neutered, in which case they are restricted to residents of Mason and adjacent counties (Cabell, Putnam, Jackson County).

  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.

  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.

  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.

  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Mason County Animal Shelter shall have the pet sterilized within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.

  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving West Virginia.

  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.

  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

  • If you rent your home or land, you must have written permission with a telephone number to contact your landlord before the adoption takes place.

  • Adopters must agree to comply with all state and local ordinances/laws governing animals.

  • Animals are placed as household pets, not as guard dogs and mousers.

  • NO animals adopted to persons having a history of losing, giving away, selling, turning in animals to shelter/s, or having animals injured or killed by moving vehicles/accidents.

In households where there are small children under six (6) years, application for adoption of puppies and kittens less than five (5) months of age shall be judged by the following guidelines:

  1. Age of Child.

  2. Compatibility between the child and the animal, which will be evaluated by the Animal Shelter Assistants before adoption.

  3. The child's previous experience with other animals.

Find the right dog for you
When looking for that new family member please remember to really think about the things you and your family want and need in a pet that fits the family lifestyle. Get to know your breeds! Some breeds require more space, exercise and circumstances than others. Even if you are going to adopt a mixed breed, look into what it's primary breed needs in a home, environment and exercise. Your new family member needs to be wanted by everyone in the family and included in your daily lives to be truly happy. Click here for more information on how to find the right dog.

Please Donate to Help the Dogs
We need canned cat food, puppy potty pads, canned dog food, kitten chow (canned or hard), puppy chow (canned or hard), basic cleaning supplies, towels, blankets, and dog beds or you may mail a donation to Mason County Animal Shelter, 1965 Fairground Road, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.
Click here to see how you can donate

On behalf of the animals thank you.

No Squeeky Toys Please
Toys that make a noise when you squeeze them can encourage some dogs to be aggressive towards young children because they squeek too. The device that makes the noise is usually small and can be harmful if swallowed. Some toys of this type contain a small battery which is poisonous if the dog eats it. The best toys are tuggers, tennis balls and hard chew toys that cannot be ripped apart.

Keep your dog in the family


Cats Needing Homes
Please take the time to check out all the nice young kittens and cats kittens and cats here. Please contact us for more information about the cats available for adoption.

Visiting Mason County Animal Shelter
Please phone us on 304-675-6458 to check that the dog or cat you want to visit is still available.

Location Map of Mason County Animal Shelter, VA.






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