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 rchumane@zoominternet.net and Heather will be happy to help you!

Thank you for visiting.


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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.


2022 WVSNP Grant Recipient 


We are one of the groups in West Virginia who is receiving 2022 grant awards from WVSNP that allow us to offer assistance for spaying and neutering of our communities pets.

Upcoming Neuter Clinic!

RCHA having a male cat neuter clinic at the shelter on October 6, 2022.

Cost $35.00 in county and $65 out of county. Drop off at 9:30 pick up 2:30 to 3:00.


Call 304-643-4721 to sign up.

Proud Participant

West Virginia Spay Neuter Program

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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 Monday of every month at the Shelter at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Board of Directors


Emily McCullough, President
Michele Stutler, Vice President
Randa Watson, Treasurer
Christie Haddox, Secretary


Board Members

Judy Watson - Shelter Manager
Rosetta Reeves
Phyllis Wolfe
Joan McHenry - Leave of Absence



Contact Us


2220 Pullman Road

Harrisville WV  26362

Email: rchumane@zoominternet.net
Tel:  304-643-4721


Hours of Operation  

Monday -10 -3

Tuesday - 10 -3

Wednesday - 10-3

Thursday - Closed

Friday - 10 - 3

Saturday - 10 -3 

Sunday - Closed


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2220 Pullman Road, Harrisville WV 26362



(304) 643-4721 

Email: rchumane@zoominternet.net


Monday -10 -3

Tuesday - 10 -3

Wednesday - 10-3

Thursday - Closed

Friday - 10 - 3

Saturday - 10 -3 

Sunday - Closed

Evenings and after hours by appointment