The BCAWL has a local cat rescue in Follansbee, WV. And each weekend there are cats up for adoption at our booth inside the Treasure Island Flea Market building in Wintersville, OH. For more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope to see you there!
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It is the mission of the Brooke County Animal Welfare League to prevent cruelty to animals, relieve the suffering of animals, to provide for humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the area served by the society, to promote and support humane education in the community, to seek to return lost animals to their owners, to seek suitable homes for animals without homes, and to provide euthanasia for animals facing quality of life issues.
As the oldest animal welfare organization in the county, the Brooke County Animal Welfare League is proud of its long history of helping animals in the surrounding communities.
The Brooke County Animal Welfare League is a group of compassionate and dedicated volunteers who have been helping animals for over forty years. During the late 1960's a small group of volunteers banded together to improve conditions at the county's dog pound and to work for the welfare of the local animals. At that time, the pound was little more than a three sided lean-to with no roof, no running water, and no sewage system. The volunteers worked hard to improve the conditions at the pound and eventually built a small shelter to house the displaced county animals.
In 1976 the League officially incorporated in the state of West Virginia and in 1982 was granted 501c3 status by the IRS. The League continued to work for animals and helped the shelter with equipment purchases, building improvements, and financial support throughout the 1980's and 1990's.
However, by the early 2000's the need for a newer facility was obvious. The building was old and extensive damage from unusually heavy rains and flash flooding was expensive to repair.
Once again the League took a leadership role by approaching the Brooke County Commission about the problems at the shelter. Working with the Commissioners, the League promoted the passage of an animal shelter levy in 2004 to provide a better facility for the county. In 2005, the BCAWL was instrumental in working with the Consolidated Coal Company and able to get a building and several acres of land donated for use as the new shelter. The building was renovated and remodeled to humanely house animals and opened it's doors in 2010.
The Brooke County Animal Welfare League has been instrumental in providing low cost spay & neuter clinics since fall 2008. To date, over 1,000 pets have gone through the clinic doors helping to alleviate the local pet over-population. It is a daunting task considering the numbers of strays that still need to be done. Anyone can assist this program by donating to the BCAWL.