Shelter Facts

What I am

As the year comes to an end it is difficult not to look back before focusing on the future.  And what an incredible year it has been.  Our shelter has never been stronger.  Our Clinic is up and running and… Read More ›

Two Great Mothers

On a very cold January evening, a woman posts on Facebook that she saw a dog and three puppies crossing 5th street in Parkersburg near the old marble factory.  Concerned volunteers Kim VanMeter and Dan and Melissa Miller would soon… Read More ›

A No-Kill World

I’m about to broach a subject that is certain to cause controversy and angst but there is too much misunderstanding on this subject to ignore.  The subject of no-kill. Well-intentioned people frequently tell me that we should be a no-kill shelter.   When these well-meaning people share this… Read More ›

A Day in the Lobby

Never fear, I’m not going to ask you to go in the back.  You know back into the rooms where all the animals are living.  Behind the doors that lead to the kennel areas where you’ll actually have to see… Read More ›