Pets & People

Improving the lives of those we love.

Annually, we care for nearly 5,000 displaced animals, nurturing them with the necessary affection and attention to secure them lifelong families. Our commitment extends to the community through initiatives encompassing cruelty prevention, spaying/neutering, maintaining pet-owner bonds, reuniting lost pets, offering affordable veterinary services, and operating a pet food bank.

Lost and Found

Whether you lost your pet, found a pet, or need to give up a pet, KCHA provides the resources and guidance to assist with your situation. Click below for more information.

2022 Lifesaving Statistics

  • Animals Intake


  • Total Outcomes
    Adopted, Reunited with families, Sent to rescue, etc.


  • Pets Sent into Foster


Latest News

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    Kegs 4 K9s

    Bark your calendar’s for KCHA’s annual brewfest!

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    King Neptune

    King Neptune is too cool. This sweet man is still in search of his forever home!

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    Empty the Shelters

    Our next Empty the Shelters event with Bissell Pet Foundation will be July 6-31!

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Upcoming Events

Check back often for exciting events coming up!

Frequently Asked Questions

While we do qualify to be labeled a "no-kill" shelter as we save more than 90% of animals that come into our care, we prefer the term lifesaving. We feel lifesaving better describes the work we do - prioritizing intake of sick, injured, and neonatal animals to help the ones who need us most get the care they need!

You can find full contact information here.

KCHA is a private 501C3 non-profit. We are run by an Executive Director who reports to a Board of Directors to help drive our mission with fairness, transparency, and progressive thinking!
We do have contracts with municipalities within Kanawha County to provide animal control services in collaboration with the municipality's Humane Officers, however, we are not run by a government organization - in fact, we rely on private donations for 85% of our annual budget.