Please check out our detailed section on pet adoption by clicking here!
FOUND: You may bring the animal to the shelter during operating hours, or you may call Animal Control at 304-704-4405 to meet you to pick up the animal if it is before or after operating hours.
All found animals should be reported to the TCAS, even if you are willing to keep the animal until the owner is found. All lost or found animals must have a report completed. This report may be filed by clicking here.
Social media is an excellent tool for reuniting lost pets with their rightful owners. Please contact us through our Facebook page to share posts about lost/found animals.
The local radio station, 98.9 WDNE has a Pet Patrol page where anyone can post to the surrounding area. Please access it by clicking here.
We only accept animals that were found in Tucker County. If you have found an animal in another jurisdiction please contact the shelter in that area.
LOST: It is imperative that you file a lost report by clicking here. Our staff diligently checks lost reports to found animals or reports of pet sightings. Please also create a social medial post and report to the Pet Patrol page. Give our shelter and bordering jurisdictions a call daily with updates so we can continue to assist.
If you have found an injured or gravely ill domesticated animal, please call the animal shelter at 304-478-6232 for further assistance. If it is after hours and the animal is severely injured and in need of immediate attention, please call Animal Control at 304-704-4405, or the Tucker Communications Center at 304-478-2121.
If you have found an injured or gravely ill wild animal, you must contact the West Virginia DNR at 304-637-0245. We are not authorized to assist with situations involving wild animals.
We are an open access animal shelter, meaning that we accept owner-surrendered dogs, cats, and other companion animals in need regardless of age, health, or behavior, from residents of Tucker County. Taking owner-surrendered pets in by appointment helps us serve our community even better! It helps shelter staff by allowing us to prepare in advance, and ensures that we have an open kennel available for an incoming pet. It also allows pet owners to prepare, by gathering medical documents and thinking through the surrender decision completely before actually bringing their pet in. We understand that there will be emergency situations that require exceptions to be made. Please give us a call at 304-478-6232 to learn what to expect when surrendering a pet and about what options may be available.
The standard of care for community cats in Tucker County is ethical Trap Neuter Return. Community cats are defined as cats with no formal owner who have an outdoor home. Their needs are met through the community by known or unknown sources. We are happy to assist with resources to Trap, Neuter, and Return community cats to their established colonies. Please give us a call for more details and to discuss your individual situation at 304-478-6232.
YES! We are Tucker County’s only publicly-funded, open access shelter. We take in stray animals in need, owner-surrendered companion animals when the owner is no longer willing or able to care for them, and animals who have been seized or taken into custody by Animal Control. We accept all companion animals from Tucker County who are in need of care, regardless of health, age, temperament, or history. We are considered a No-Kill shelter, meaning that we do not euthanize for space or length of time, and all adoptable animals are given every opportunity for a new home and family. We only euthanize for two reasons: 1) severe medical issues that cannot be treated, rehabilitated, or managed, or 2) if an animal is not safe to place in the community due to persistent, irreversible aggression issues. We have an incredibly compassionate staff, we have vibrant and active volunteer and foster programs, we work with many area rescues, and we support an active TNR program to address community cats. Every animal who enters our shelter will be given the best care and shown boundless love while they are in our care, and while they wait for their forever family to adopt them.