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Welcome to our Shelter!

Welcome to our Shelter and our website! We hope you will take time to check out not only our beautiful animals but also our site where you will find information about our animals, how to help -- whether by donating or volunteering.  You can also find out about other services we offer to animals in need in our community. Transportation to the spay and neuter clinic in Parkersburg and regular vaccine clinics around our area. 

We welcome and work with rescue groups, so if your group is interested in helping save animals from our shelter please email us at and Hanna or Judy will be happy to help you!

Thank you for visiting.




How to adopt
Learn all about our adoption process
See all our animals


Check out all the animals currently available in our shelter

Meet our dogs


See a complete list of all the dogs currently available.

Meet our cats

See all the cats currently available in our shelter.


Cat Neuter Clinic:  Male cat neuter clinic the first Thursday of every month  


NOTE:  No Clinic will be held in June. 
Ritchie county male cats  - 

Out of county - $65

Cash, check or credit cards accepted.


Visit our Facebook page and messenger your information to us to reserve your spot.  Please include:

  • Your name

  • Address

  • Phone number

  • Cat's name

  • Age

  • Color


Must bring in a carrier with cat's name and owner name on the carrier. Nothing to eat after midnight. Drop off at shelter 9-930. Pickup 2:30-3.

Proud Participant

West Virginia Spay Neuter Program

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2023 WVSNP Grant Recipient 


We are one of the groups in West Virginia who is receiving 2023 grant awards from WVSNP that allow us to offer assistance for spaying and neutering of our community's pets.

Administered by the WV Department of Agriculture


About RCHS

The Ritchie County Humane Society is located just outside of Harrisville, West Virginia.  We provide sheltering for unwanted animals in our county and also provide animal control services in conjunction with local law enforcement. 

We are an open admission shelter which means we do not turn animals away because of breed, age or medical condition.  We accept owned and stray animals from Ritchie County.  


Board meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Shelter at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Board of Directors


Angela Cook Huffman, President

Vacant, Vice President

Randa Watson, Treasurer
Joey Napier, Secretary


Board Members

Judy Watson/Hanna Demoss - Shelter Managers
Phyllis Wolfe
Joan McHenry - Leave of Absence

Patrick Hall

Sara Summers

Alice Collins

Vicky Kerns


Contact Us


2220 Pullman Road

Harrisville WV  26362

Tel:  304-643-4721


Hours of Operation  

Monday -11 -3

Tuesday - 11 -3

Wednesday - 11-3

Thursday - Closed

Friday - 11 - 3

Saturday - 11 -3 

Sunday - Closed


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Contact us


2220 Pullman Road, Harrisville WV 26362



(304) 643-4721 



Monday -11 -3

Tuesday - 11 -3

Wednesday - 11-3

Thursday - Closed

Friday - 11 - 3

Saturday - 11 -3 

Sunday - Closed

Evenings and after hours by appointment 


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