the good work of MCAL is performed by dedicated volunteers. Our
volunteers are business owners, homemakers, farmers, and professionals
in a variety of fields - in other words, very busy people.
County, WV is a small, rural county with no animal shelter or government
animal control agency. The all-volunteer Monroe County Animal League
was formed to attempt to deal with our county’s pet overpopulation
problem through spay/neuter and adoption programs, and through educational
programs to help local residents become more responsible in caring
for their pets. In the past 6 years alone, over 2,800 animals have
found caring new homes and/or been treated through MCAL’s
spay/neuter assistance program.
we began working with the North East Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter
in Salem, Massachusetts. During the last 6 years, 1,800 unwanted
Monroe County puppies (and a few dogs, kittens and cats) have found
high-quality adoptive homes through NEAS. We continue to send hundreds
of puppies to NEAS every year despite the number of animals no longer
reproducing in Monroe County due to our active spay-neuter and rescue
we began a cooperative effort with several no-kill shelters closer
to West Virginia. Hundreds of dogs have found new homes through
these programs. Day trips are required with these programs. Usually
one driver is able to handle all driving requirements. It’s
always nice to have a second person ride along.
here for a brief summary of MCAL’s activities over the
past 9 years.
for our effort to continue and improve we need more dedicated volunteers.
Please consider donating the gift of time, which is "community
action at its very best". This is an excellent opportunity
to act locally, to make our community a better place for us and
our animal friends to live.
our Volunteer Link for a list of opportunities
and to send us your information/preference.
County does not have an animal shelter. Most of the pets you see
as ‘available for adoption’ are fostered by our volunteers
in their homes. These dogs are made part of the family until a forever
home can be found.
will also post "owner surrenders" for people needing to
place their pet in another home for varying reasons. These pets
are noted "owner surrenders" and MCAL can not accept any
responsibility for the information posted and makes no representations
of the owners. Adopters are encouraged to visit with the pet, obtain
vet records, etc. prior to finalizing an adoption.
for Pets, People and the Planet Is Monroe County Animal League's
project to promote volunteerism on a whole new level. By having
the community to volunteer to plant trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs
and vegetables around and in our foster areas provides an eye pleasing
scenario for the animals and those taking care of them. This gives
MCAL the perfect opportunity to educate about what MCAL does for
the animals in our community, how to garden organically and preserve
our environment. It brings those volunteers back to these areas
to help harvest from their hard work; fruit, flowers, herbs and
vegetables while interacting with the foster animals. In addition
by adding bird baths, bird and bat houses, bird and squirrel feeders,
ponds, benches, etc., MCAL is providing wildlife a safe haven for
food and shelter. Planting for Pets, People and the Planet will
create a healthier environment for all creatures great and small
to thrive in for years to come.