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All of 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.

Monroe County, WV is a small, rural county with no animal shelter and very limited assistance from the local 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 1999, we began working with the North East Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter in Salem, Massachusetts. Thousands of 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 programs.

In 2004 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.
Over the past 15 years, MCAL has assisted in 1700+ spays and neuters, found adoptive homes locally or via the internet for 580+ cats and dogs, and sent 4,100+ dogs and puppies to adoptive homes out of state. WOW!

Click here for a brief summary of MCAL’s activities.

In order 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.

Click our Volunteer Link for a list of opportunities and to send us your information/preference.

Monroe County does not have an animal shelter. Our efforts happen as a result of volunteers opening their hearts and homes to animals in need. 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.

MCAL will post "owner surrenders" for people needing to place their pet into another home. These pets are noted "owner surrenders" and MCAL cannot 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.



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