Community Programs

Low Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

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For those who qualify, the HSHC offers financial assistance for the cost of spay/neutering your pet with our Low Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.

In order to qualify, you must complete and mail the Application Adobe PDF icon along with all required documents. (Note: Applicants from Harrison County receive first priority.)

A list of participating vets may be found on the application. Once approved, the HSHC will issue a $50.00 voucher for a dog or a $40.00 voucher for a cat to cover the costs associated with the spay/neuter and required immunizations.

A maximum of three vouchers will be issued per client per month. The application and required documentation should be mailed to: The Humane Society of Harrison County - Rt. 2 Box 932 - Shinnston, WV 26431. (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the application.)

The Kindest Cut Spay/Neuter Assistance Program

The Kindest Cut Spay/Neuter Assistance Program will cover 70% of the spay/neuter cost at the Audubon Animal Clinic. This program assists those not eligible for the Low Income Assistance Program. Call the shelter at (304) 592-1600 to take advantage of this program while funding is available.

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Big Dog Snap Grant

Do you need money to get your big dog spayed or neutered? Contact us at (304) 592-1600 to receive the paperwork to get your pet spayed or neutered for FREE. If you dog weighs in at 40 pounds or more you automatically qualify!

Surgeries are performed by Dr. Robert Ebert of Hickman Run Animal Hospital in Fairmont, WV.

Partners in Education

In the Partners in Education program, the HSHC partners with local schools. The HSHC provides humane education classes for all ages on topics such as Dog Bite Prevention, the benefits of Spaying and Neutering, and the links between domestic and animal abuse. In exchange, the schools step-up to provide the shelter with food, litter, cleaning supplies, and other goodies for the animals.

In 2008, Bridgeport Middle School jump-started the year with a food and supply drive that required numerous trucks and SUVs to transport all of the supplies. The school also raised over $1,000.00 in cash. Salem Elementary soon caught on and raised $700.00. Washington Irving Middle School, Norwood Elementary School, RCB High School, and Wee Care Day Care had wonderful collection drives as well. Liberty High School also joined in and collected and delivered hundreds of pounds of kitty litter and other supplies. A few schools even collected cash for the pets available for adoption.

In addition to the Partners in Education program, in April of 2008 Salem Elementary began their "Read to a Shelter Dog" program with the HSHC. The program increases adoptability and helps the students brush up on their reading skills.

If you would like to partner your school with the HSHC, please contact us by e-mail or call (304) 592-1600.

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