Serving Huntington, Cabell County and Wayne County
Hours: 10am-3:30pm Mon-Sat


If you have symptoms of:



Sore Throat


Gastrointestinal Upset

Loss of Taste and/or Smell


Or have traveled out of state, etc., been exposed to someone with Covid 19 and are awaiting testes results, STAY HOME.

If you schedule an appointment for intake, etc. please reschedule, make arrangements for a contactless drop off, or arrange for somone who is not a likely carrier of covid to attend your scheduled appointment in your place. If you have any questions, please call the shelter during business hours 10 am - 3:30pm Monday - Saturday. 304-696-5551

We are a small, dedicated staff who requires the consideration and respect of our community and rescue partners during the Covid Pandemic to do our job safely.

Thank you.

In accordance with WV Social Distancing Guidelines and the WV Mask Mandate, we are closed to public for volunteers and walk-ins. The Shelter is still scheduling intake and also facilitating adoptions for those with an approved appointment.


Our current hours are as follows:

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Saturday

Please call during these hours with any questions, complaints, or requests to surrender animals. 



Due to the volume of requests during kitten season, we must utilize a waiting list for those who wish to surrender or impound cats and/or kittens.


All cat/kitten impounds are as follows:

Cat Impound: $25 per cat

Litters with/without mother: $50

Pregnant Cat Impound: $25

Owner surrender fees for dogs: $50

These fees help with the cost of vaccinations/ dewormer / flea medicines and food & litter. 

If you're interested in adopting or fostering, you may view our

available animals in the window below, powered by PetFinder.

Under, "Adoptions", you will find our cat and dog adoption applications. Once submitted, the application may take 3-5 business days to process. Applications that are thoroughly completed process much more quickly. Foster applications can be found under "More". These may also take 3-5 days to process. Applicants will be contacted by the shelter if approved. 

Thank you  

                        - Shelter Staff

Featured Animals


Petite and 3 yrs old, this sweet little lady is quite prepared to have you say "Yes!" to her adorable face and gentle personality.

Sissy is our newest Frost Queen. At 2 yrs old, this little majesty's heart is warm and so very big. Queen Sissy awaits her new kingdom. Will it be yours?

Our Animals

We accept applications during the 5 day stray hold period. In the event that a dog

is not claimed by their original owner they will be available for adoption.
***All animals will be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter***

Get Involved

Your support is vital to our life saving work at the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter. There are many ways you can support our shelter and every donation helps us fulfill our mission of caring for our shelter pets. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of different opportunities to support our shelter.

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Taking the dog for a walk

Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter at a Glance

Established in 1979, the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter is governed by the
Animal Control Board. The board members are:
Steve Williams - Mayor of Huntington  
Nancy Cartmill - President of the Cabell County Commission  
Robert Pasley President of the Wayne County Commission. 
In August of 2018 the board appointed Courtney Proctor Cross as the shelter's Executive Director. The shelter enjoys the support of the board and the community as well as the Petco Foundation. The shelter has a life saving rate of 98% for animals that enter the shelter.


Making A Difference

Finding a Better Way for Drax.

Drax came to the shelter after living in a back yard with two other Rotties. Consequently, they were all left unsocialized to the point the owner became too fearful to interact with them. This only compounded their isolation and behavioral problems.

Resource guarding, flinching at touch, and growling and barking at strangers were among his behavior issues. Over his time here, Drax showed the staff that he had hope. He responded to obedience training and desensitinzing, but clearly wasn't goiong to be ready for adoption without more intensive training found in a "board & train" environment. That's where Miracle K9 Training comeing into Drax's story. Once the required fee has been reaised, he will spend much needed time at their faciltiy. For Drax, this is a matter of life and death and the shelter staff is ready to get him there. To donate for Drax's training, please use our donate button obove on the site. We and Drax will be grateful beyond measure. 

Contact Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter


1901 James River Rd, Huntington, WV 25701, USA



(304) 696-5551


1901 James River Rd, Huntington, WV 25701, USA



(304) 696-5551

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