About New River Humane Society

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New River Humane Society, Inc. / Fayette County Animal Control Center


The Fayette County Animal Control Center is a county facility managed by the New River Humane Society, Inc.

 Animals housed at the New River Humane Society/Fayette County Animal Control Center are strays, abandoned, neglected or abused, and surrendered by their owners. It is important that the animals get adopted or go to rescue groups because there is never a shortage of those in need of a forever home; we try to keep room for more homeless pets coming in. Strays (pets brought to us that were running loose) are held for seven days, and then made available for adoption. Surrendered pets (those brought to us by the owner) are available for adoption immediately. While they are here, they receive their first vaccinations (Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella), are de-wormed, and provided medical care when necessary.
A driver's license or state issued ID is required for adoption. Adoption fees are $50 for dogs/puppies and $40 for cats/kittens; we only accept cash or local check. We will advise you on scheduling your new pets spay/neuter appointment (covered in the adoption fee and required by law). There are absolutely no refunds.

We are happy for our dogs that get to participate in the paws4prisons Program at Mt. Olive Correctional Center. As of winter 2014, five of our dogs have completed the program and are successfully adopted into forever homes! Four others dogs are in the program now. The dogs are vetted prior to entering the program (spayed/neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed). In the program they are trained to obey commands, to leash walk, and then they have the potential to graduate into other programs. Donations are accepted for the continuation of this program. More information about the program can be found here paws4people.org/our-programs/paws4prisons/

We are unable to manage or house wildlife. For problems with wildlife, please contact the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Lt. Colonel Jerry Jenkins at 304-558-2784 or go to wvdnr.gov


New River Humane Society: 304-574-3682. Located at 513 Shelter Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840. Open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm