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By: Jerri S.
Kanawha Charleston Humane Assn
After watching the seizure of animals of late and then learning that the humane officers aren't even legal and can't serve warrants I'm appalled that the executive director can keep,her job. The humane officers haven't been legal since she took over. Everyone that has had animals seized should file for legal recourse. Then yesterday watching a post from the director Jessie Shaffer talking about her upcoming paid trip to San Diego and wanting people's input on what to do for fun just made me sick knowing they use shelter money animal money to go travel and have a good time while illegally taking people's animals.
By: Kimberly K.
Animal Control
Neighbors of mine have a dog that was recently attacked by a pit bull, which required surgery and hospitalization for almost a week; same time two of their neighbors were attacked and injured at the same time, they required medical treatment at a hospital's trauma center including rabies shots, the dog had no proof of immunization. The animal control officer came out and refused to take the dog into custody giving the owners time to get shots for the dog and prove it, and giving them time to fix the fence. These unfit pet owners have had humane officers come and provide food for this dog and another, as they could not feed the dogs themselves. The dog was again roaming the neighborhood yesterday and chased a handicapped person and their dog. Still, no action. If these people cannot even provide food for their dog, how are they going to "fix" the problem? And if the dog is vicious enough to attack, it can't be helped. Does it have to kill someone? Do your JOB and pick it up.
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By: Libby S.
Animal Control
EVERYONE on Maple Ave in St Albans WV off Green valley Dr have contacted these people about a dog that has attacked 2 people and a dog which resulted in hospital and surgery. The owners of the dog will not keep it contained. And almost attacked a disabled person yesterday if neighbors had not been there to save her. Was told by Animal control that the dog would be removed, but has not. There are several small children that live on that street and if something is not done, a child could be the next victim.
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By: Patti W.
Animal Control
the humane officer will come to your house and take your animal for no reason. But my husband ws catching the bus to work and got attacked by a dog and you cannot get anyone on the phone. When that same dog bites a child or old person, I am going to be the first one there to tell them that if they actually did their job then none of this would have happened in the first place. Where my husband got bit, they have several vicious animals and nobody will do a thing about it.
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By: Hayle brooke A.
Kanawha Charleston Humane Assn
Id give no stars if I could! The unjustly euthanized a german shepherd Lacey!
By: beau.brogan
Kanawha Charleston Humane Assn
Kanawha county shelter suck. Over three months I travel up there three times and call nine times and I got rub off like I was a kid. If they keep this up I think they should shut down or restaff because they get pay to help you and they didn't put her on their website.
By: John H.
Kanawha Charleston Humane Assn
they are scamming people out of money for vouchers . Purchased for 30.00 .....their voucher says " no additional treatments or vaccines included " does NOT SAY the state requires mandatory before surgery of a rabies vaccination and pain med which is about an additional 50.00 JUST FOR A CAT... and when asked for a refund on the 30.00 voucher, they said sorry no refunds, IT IS A SCAM IF YOU DONT GET SERVICE RENDERED AND CANT GET A REFUND PERIOD, I tried the very next day for it and they denied me and blew me off for half hour on phone
By: boardwinedon
Animal Control
It's sad that Kanawha Charleston Humane Association will only disclose what they want you to see and hear, not the deplorable conditions and the reckless acts that are performed frequently, not to mention exchanging money for defective and diseased property. Director Donna Clark and Karla Ford had performed unethical behavior towards myself and others because of their poor performance, I did not side with them or agree with them In regards to the business they run so I became an outcast and a whistle blower as a result of supporting their cause by paying for the adoption of a 6 year male austi-shepard mix that had parvo at the time of adoption. Donna Clark order the Humane Officers and the local Authorities to take my existing pets from my home on the 25th day of August 2010. Why you might ask? I am still wondering myself, the place Its self Is a good place and their cause Is just, but It's going down hill because of the staff that Is running It. I would appreciate your comments and share your Issues that you might have with this business, maybe you have purchased a diseased animal that cost you hundreds If not thousands of dollars for the treatment of diseases, let me know.
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Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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