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Humane Society of Harrison County

2450 Saltwell Road
Shinnston, WV 26431

Our Mission

Who we are

We are strictly a "no kill" facility. In other words, we keep our animals at our shelter until a good home is found.
For every animal that we place into a home, we rescue another from Animal Control. We make every effort to select the healthiest and most compatible friends for our clients. It is a difficult choice, but one that is necessary. It is our dream to be able to save and house all the animals before they are euthanized at the Animal Control Center. It may seem like an impossible mission, but it is our goal.


Our Purpose


Our primary purpose is to maintain an animal shelter for unwanted animals, with the objective of securing them loving homes. However, the HSHC also endeavors to:

educate the public with regard to sterilization programs and their role in the prevention of pet overpopulation
eliminate the use of animals in biomedical research and testing
correct inhumane conditions for animals in pet stores, circuses, kennels and transportation
eliminate cruelty in hunting and trapping activities
and assist city and county officials in animal related issues



Our Policy


The HSHC's policy is to:

provide humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the area served by the shelter
seek to return lost animals to their homes and owners
find suitable homes for unwanted animals
and most importantly to educate the public on the overpopulation crisis in our local counties

Adoption Policy

Must have an approved application before setting an appointment to view animals.
Go to www.hshcwv.org/wanting-to-adopt.html. If submit button doesn't work, you can download, fill out and email to info@hshcwv.org. Once processed and approved we will contact you to make an appointment for a meet and greet.

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets