Giving back through life-changing experiences.
Our amazing team is an all-volunteer board of directors who have life experience in many fields from animal rescue and advocacy and beyond. We are committed to serving the animals in the Mercer County and surrounding area to the best of our ability.
The Mercer County Humane Society was established on July 6, 1973 by Kitty and Page Woolridge. Initially the organization operated the local animal shelter. In the 1980's, once the Humane Society lost its founder and funds to operate the shelter weren't sufficient for the organization to continue operations, the Mercer County Commission took over operation of the shelter; the Mercer County Animal Shelter.
The Mercer County Humane Society focuses its efforts toward providing spay/neuter assistance to the community as well as emergency veterinary support. We have helped 1200 animals be spayed and neutered, preventing thousands of unwanted births, and have assisted with vetting to over 350 animals in 2020.
We also provide vaccines and food assistance to the Mercer County Animal Shelter. Additionally cargo vans are rented to help move a multitude of rescued animals from West Virginia and southwest Virginia to norther based rescue groups.
The Mercer County Humane Society provides a generous annual grant to each of the six independent animal advocacy groups based in Mercer County.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most powerful animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people. We are America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation, and neglect and also the nation’s most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. For questions or more information about dogfighting, contact The HSUS’s Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign at: firstname.lastname@example.org Your information will be held in the strictest of confidence.
The vicious blood “sport” of dogfighting is still thriving underground, despite the public outrage that followed the Michael Vick case. The HSUS estimates more than 40,000 people participate in organized dogfighting in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands more take part in impromptu street dogfighting. The HSUS is working hard to get law enforcement’s attention on this topic and educate the public on how to spot this gruesome crime.