She came to the shelter as a stray kitten without a home. She seemed to have a way of saying she would fit in just fine, If we would adopt her to the shelter and give her a chance. We were yet to find out that she would become the boss. We gave her the name of "Pandora" for such a unique girl she would become. Throughout the years, she would grow on us. She would greet all the new animals and try her best to find each one a home. She would sit in the window as if to say, "good-bye and good luck" on their way out the gate. When sadness was among us, she seemed to say, "it will be alright, just hang in there". She brought laughter to all of us in trying to teach everyone what she knew. It was as if she was an angel sent down to guide us through. But now she is gone, only to return as a angel to watch over us. Her purrs will remain deep within our hearts, and Pandora will never be forgotten.
Thank you for visiting the Jackson County Animal Shelter's web page. We hope that you will come in, look around, and make yourself at home. This site is dedicated to Pandora and all her animal friends that have come our way over the years. Our goal is not only to place all of our animals in loving homes, but to educate future generations so that no animal will ever be homeless again.
“Our mission is to promote humane treatment to all animals; to prevent cruelty to animals by investigating and resolving all complaints made by the public. We strive to adopt animals to forever loving homes; reunite animals to their rightful owners and inform the public about the lifelong commitment needed for our four legged companions. The Jackson County Animal Shelter will also provide a sanctuary for the unwanted, lost, orphaned and neglected. We will make every effort to educate the public about pet over-population and the importance of spaying and neutering their animals.”
From Charleston WV---Travel north on Interstate 77 to the 138/Ripley exit. At bottom of ramp turn left onto Route 62 and travel approximately seven miles. Turn left onto the Jackson County Fairgrounds and follow the signs to the shelter.
From Parkersburg WV---Travel south on Interstate 77 to the 138/Ripley exit. Make a left at the stop sign. Go straight to the first stoplight and make a right turn onto Route 62 then travel approximately seven miles. Turn left onto the Jackson County Fairgrounds and follow the signs to the shelter.
ADOPTING A FRIEND
Stop in and visit with our adorable pets available for adoption not all animals are listed on Petfinder because we take in animals daily. We do our best to keep this site updated, please check it reguarly, there is not a day that goes by that we don' t take in an unwanted, lost, orphaned, neglected or abandoned cat or dog. Please spay and neuter your pets! The Animal Shelter requires that all potential adopters meet the animal that they are interested in before placing an adoption application to ensure that the adopter and animal are compatiable. After completing an adoption application the shelter director will review and notify adopters of approval to adopt the animal. All of the animals are required to be spayed or neutered prior to placement. We do not ship our animals. The adoption fee's are:
PUPPY UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE:
**Includes spay/neuter, 5 in 1 vaccination, first worming, veterinarian exam, sample of Iams Puppy food, Animal Planet puppy training DVD and a bath.
DOG OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE:
**Includes spay/neuter, 5 in 1 vaccination, veterinarian exam, Jackson County tag, rabies vaccination, sample of Iams Dog food, Animal Planet dog training DVD and a bath. If you are a resident of Ripley or Ravenswood there is an additional fee of $1.00 for a city tag.
KITTEN UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE:
**Includes spay\neuter, Fel-O-Guard vaccination, veterinarian exam, sample of Iams Kitten food, and an Animal Planet cat video.
CAT OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE:
**Includes spay/neuter, Fel-O-Guard vaccination, rabies vaccination, veterinarian exam, sample of Iams Cat food and an Animal Planet cat video.
Jackson County Animal Shelter
86 County Farm Road
Cottageville, WV 25239