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Hancock County Animal Shelter

715 Gas Valley Road
New Manchester, WV 26056

Our Mission

The Hancock County Animal Shelter is a county-owned and operated facility.  We have an "open door" policy and turn no animal away. 

We are rescue-friendly.




We love volunteers !  To volunteer you must be at least 18, sign a waiver, and attend Volunteer Orientation. 

You may volunteer if you are under the age of 18, if your parent or guardian and you sign the waiver and you attend Volunteer Orientation.

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompnied by a parent, the parent must sign the waiver and both must attend the Volnteer Orientation.



Foster families play a vital role in helping us place animals.

For nursing mothers, the quieter environment of a home reduces the mother's stress levels and helps the puppies or kittens thrive

Adoption Policy


Adopting a shelter animal is one of the most rewarding things you can do.  The dog or cat will pay you back  with unlimited unconditional love and will provide many hours of devoted companionship. Studies also prove that owning an animal has many health benefits such as soothing stress and lowering blood pressure.

Just keep in mind that taking an animal into your home is a commitment for the lifetime of that animal.  A dog can live up to 16 years or more; a cat even longer. You will need to think about that animal's veterinary care, feeding, exercise, and general well being. 

To adopt from our shelter, you must fill out an application with references and veterinarian.  In some instances, you may be asked to fill out a pre-adoption form.  Upon approval, you may adopt.

We do not hold animals.  Adoptions are on a first come basis.

We reserve the right to refuse.

Barn Buddy Applications:
Cat Applications:
Dog Applications:
Missing Pet:
Rabbit Application:
Volunteer Application:

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Noon-4:00 P.M.
    Wednesday Noon-4:00 P.M.
    Thursday Noon-4:00 P.M.
    Friday Noon-4:00 P.M.
    Saturday Noon-4:00 P.M.
    Sunday Closed
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