On Saturday, Feb 14th, the Greenbrier Humane Society will host a Valentine’s Open House. From 11am to 3pm, you are encouraged to visit the animals and learn about the organization. There will be informational tours of the facility as well as a question and answer session to discuss how you can help the humane society achieve its goal of reducing the number of unwanted animals in our community. There will also be an adopt-a-thon, snacks, prizes and games.
Throughout the month of February, individuals and businesses are encouraged to support the organization through heart sponsorships in a campaign called, “Fill the Shelter with Love.” Sponsorships are available as the “Queen of Hearts” for $500.00, “Sweetheart” for $250.00, “Cupid” for $100.00, and “Best Friend” for $50.00. All sponsors will be entered into a drawing to win a one-month banner feature on the humane society’s facebook page. Their page, facebook.com/greenbrierhumanesociety, has 5,303 fans!
Hearts, with wording of your choice, will be showcased in the humane society’s lobby and at Lewisburg’s first Friday after 5, held February 6th. The hearts will be displayed at the humane society’s booth inside the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center. Hearts and valentines will also be provided for any child to color and write a note to one of the shelter animals. Donations of any amount may be made at the facility where there will be one large heart for donors to sign.
The humane society works with a lot of rescues up north who pull dogs from them. These dogs are always in need of foster homes. If you are interested in being a foster parent you must live within 30 minutes driving distance of the shelter, provide a copy of your driver’s license & veterinarian name, have all of your current pets up- to-date on vaccines and be spayed/neutered. Most rescues REQUIRE that dogs they pull be out of the shelter for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to transport.
Interested in adoption? Featured dogs, Connie and Jayla, would love that! Dog adoptions are only $85 which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, first dhppc vaccine, deworming, flea treatment, & toenails clipped. If dogs are already spayed/neutered upon arrival the adoption fee is just $42.50 which includes all aforementioned treatments.
Cat adoptions are only $65 which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, first fvrcp vaccine, deworming, flea treatment, & toenails clipped. If the cats are already spayed/neutered upon arrival the adoption fee is just $32.50 which includes all aforementioned treatments.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to the shelter, you are needed! You can walk dogs, take pictures & videos, and socialize cats & kittens.
The humane society hopes that love fills the hearts of both two and four legged so that as many animals as possible can find their forever homes. If you are interested in a sponsorhip, fostering, adopting, or volunteering, call the shelter at 304-645-4775. They are located on Rt 60 west of Lewisburg, WV, at 151 Holliday Lane. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11-5pm. Animal viewing and adoptions begin at 11am daily.
About the featured dogs (as described by humane society):
Connie is a Juvenile female hound mix. She is very sweet, bouncy and saggy tails full of puppy enthusiasm. Look at that face.. how could you not come visit?
Jayla is an 8 month old American Pitbull Terrier mix. She is a small, stray pup looking for her forever home! Don’t let her picture fool you, this girl is not very timid. She still has a lot of puppy energy, but can turn right around into a cuddle bug. She’ll run and play with you, and then crawl in you lap and love you to death. She is very attentive, which is good for training. UPDATE: JAYLA HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
-LBSPY #62, February 2015.
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.