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Newsletter – December 2017

Newsletter – December 2017

Season’s Greetings from your furry friends & the volunteers of Taylor County Humane Society!


2017 has been a busy, productive year for TCHS! We are so thankful for our adopters, donors, & community support! Nearly 50 dogs found their loving, adoptive families & an additional 150 dogs found their forever homes through our rescue partners in northeastern states!


We’ve continued our efforts in making our shelter a safer place for dogs under our care. Several repairs & improvements were successfully completed throughout the year to help achieve our goals. Kennel panels were replaced with block walls, fencing was extended & reinforced in needed areas, & heating/cooling elements were added to aid in keeping our dogs more comfortable during extreme weather conditions.


One of our ongoing missions is to assist the public with animal overpopulation. Through our community spay/neuter voucher program, several hundreds of dogs & cats were altered this past year at reduced prices by our partnered veterinary clinic. The State of WV recently approved new spay/neuter legislation for 2018. We applied for grant funds & are very hopeful to make spay/neuter even more affordable to Taylor County residents in the future!


Our shelter is always in need of donations. We have a year-round Amazon Wish List. If you enter “Taylor Co Humane Society” in the List/Registry search, you may select items to purchase for shipment to us. If you shop via Amazon Smile & have selected us as your Charitable Organization, we will also receive a small percentage of proceeds from Amazon Smile purchases made. We graciously accept donated items at our shelter. Please stop along Riverside Drive during daily business hours (Monday through Saturday 9am to noon; Sunday 9:30am to 1:30pm). Also, the Mountain Statesman at 914 W Main St Grafton, WV accepts donations on our behalf (weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm). Most needed items currently include: Iams Adult Mini Chunks dry food (green bag) & bleach. Other items include heavy-duty brooms & squeegees, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, disinfectant wipes, Fabuloso or Mr Clean liquid cleaners, Dawn type dish soap, & ground moist/pate type foods (Iams, Pedigree, Purina One, or Cesar). We are also enrolled in Kroger Rewards & Thrivent Dollars. Please ask us how you can participate in programs that benefit our shelter.


Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to assist with ongoing expenses for food, kennel cleaning supplies, vaccines/medications, & veterinary services. You may mail checks to: TCHS, PO Box 4045, Grafton, WV 26354 or contribute via PayPal on our website ( We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 


If you reside near the area, have you considered volunteering? Additional volunteers are always needed to help care for our dogs’ daily needs. Volunteering is very rewarding to you & our dogs! If you are interested in enriching the lives of homeless pets while they await their forever homes, please email us at, contact us on Facebook, or leave a message at (304) 265-4215.


Upcoming Fundraisers: Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, March 24th, 2018 (11am to 6pm) at Church of the Good Shepherd in Grafton, WV. We hope to see you there! Always a great time with wonderful food! Whether you dine-in or carry-out, we enjoy the opportunity to engage with our supporters! Other fundraising events will be scheduled throughout the year such as our Spring Strawberry Sale & Fall WVU Basket Raffle. Please follow us on Facebook or check our website for upcoming events!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!             

HAPPY PAWLIDAYS FROM OREO!                                   



TCHS Volunteers

About Taylor County Humane Society – Grafton, WV

The Taylor County Humane Society (TCHS) is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since the year 2000.  It is run solely by volunteers in conjunction with two county dog wardens.  TCHS is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for the animals coming into our public shelter in Grafton, WV.   We are also committed to educating the public about spaying and neutering to stop pet over-population, and teaching how to provide the best possible care for pets.

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In partnership with Audubon Animal Clinic (Bridgeport & Philippi locations), we offer discounted vouchers to assist with the costs of spaying/neutering pets of Taylor County residents.

To request a discounted spay/neuter voucher, please contact us with the following information:

Your Name, Mailing Address, & Phone Number

Name of Dog/Cat

Approx Age of Dog/Cat

Approx Weight of Dog/Cat

Color and Approx breed/type

Gender of Dog/Cat

For quickest response, email the above information. If you do not have access to email, please call (304) 265-4215 and leave a message with your Name/Phone number (a Volunteer will return your call to obtain the needed information).

Newsletter – December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your furry friends and all the volunteers at TCHS Animal Shelter. We deeply appreciate your donations and continued support of our shelter. We would also like to send a special Thank You to all of our adopters.

During the past year we secured grant money to buy a van to help transport dogs to vet appts and rescues. We were also able to provide community assistance for spaying and neutering over 300 dogs and cats along with caring for over 200 dogs & puppies at the shelter. We are currently working on updating ceilings and insulation plus lighting and heaters in the buildings.

We always have a Christmas Wish List if you would like to donate items needed for the care of the animals and maintenance of the shelter. These include: Iams puppy food; milk bone dog biscuits; dog toys; 6 foot dog leashes; bleach; paper towels; laundry detergent; household cleaners; heavy duty brooms; hand sanitizer; fleece blankets; large bath towels; and dog or puppy shampoo. You may drop items off at the shelter on Riverside Drive during the adoption and volunteer hours listed below or anytime the gate is open. The Mountain Statesman at 914 W. Main St., Grafton , WV accepts donations for us year round between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm M-F if you cannot make it to the shelter. You may also go to and enter Taylor County Humane Society under Wish List search to purchase and donate items for the shelter, or click here.

Monetary donations are always appreciated to help with vaccines, vet bills, and medication, and can be sent to: TCHS, P.O. Box 4045, Grafton, WV 26354. We are a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Click on the “Donate” button to the right to donate via PayPal.

We are always in need of volunteers to help provide the daily care for the animals at the shelter. Our adoption and volunteer hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 12:00pm, Saturday from 9am until 1pm, and Sunday from 9:30am until 1:30pm. If you are interested in helping our homeless animals, please call the shelter at 304-265-4215. We don’t always have time to answer the phone or call back right away but we value your call. You can also message us on Facebook.

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • Our annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 12:00noon until 6:00pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd. We will once again have a bake sale during the dinner.
  • Fall 2017 WV Basket Raffle. Watch for advertisements in Sept. to purchase your tickets!

Check out our adoptable pets at; in the Mountain Statesman newspaper and Value Guide; and on Facebook.

Spaghetti, Strawberries, and Other Super Spring Fundraisers to Help Us Save the Dogs

Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held THIS SATURDAY from 11am-6pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Grafton.  Check out our flyer and our Facebook page for more details about this event, as well as others that we have going on.





Hope to see you Saturday!  Eat some spaghetti, help Save the Dogs!!

TWO New Ways for YOU to Help Us!

Did you know that TCHS is a volunteer-run operation? We are NOT funded by any county organizations! The TCHS volunteers work tirelessly to apply for grant money, fundraise, and accept donations. Without these efforts, there would be no dog shelter in Taylor County, WV.

Our volunteers have recently discovered 2 new ways to raise the funds that we need to operate, and we are very excited to tell you about them! These options are easily incorporated into your life, because you’re already doing these things!

The first is an app called WoofTrax. You’re already walking your dog every day, right? Download the WoofTrax app and for every mile you walk YOUR OWN dog, WoofTrax will donate to TCHS!!! Donations are approximately .25/mile.

If you’d like to make a more personal connection, or you don’t have a dog of your own, come on out to the shelter during our regular hours and walk one of our dogs! WoofTrax will even donate for your time spent at the shelter doing other tasks besides walking the dogs, so you can come help out in the laundry room (have you ever seen how much laundry a bunch of furry dogs can make in a day?! It’s endless!), bathe dogs, clean kennels, mow or weed eat, and WoofTrax will donate! It’s that easy!

The second way that you can help out is by shopping online, specifically on Amazon. Say what?! Well, there’s one little step you must remember… in your browser, type to go to the Amazon Smile site. It’s the same Amazon, but when you shop, .5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the organization of your choice. Please choose Taylor County Humane Society, Grafton WV in order for us to receive the donation.

Remember, we rely on YOU to keep these furballs healthy and happy while they await a new home. Please incorporate these easy tasks into your daily routines!

Successful Spaghetti Dinner

TCHS would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2014 Spaghetti Dinner a Success! We appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers (and their families!) who came out to prepare and serve the dinner, as well as the numerous community members who joined us for a great meal! The shelter dogs appreciate you!


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – 4/26/14

Please join us for the 2014 TCHS Spaghetti Dinner annual fundraising event for our wonderful Taylor County Humane Society!

When: Saturday, April 26th 2014– Noon to 6pm

Where: The Church of the Good Shepherd

 RR 4 Box 284
Grafton, WV 26354

Details: Dine-In or Carry-out

  • Adults: $7
  • Children: $4

All proceeds benefit animals in Taylor County