The Humane Society of the United States

West Virginia

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We work in West Virginia to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty in all forms, rescue animals in danger and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Contact us » Frequently Asked Questions »

  • Heather Severt is the HSUS West Virginia state director.

Contact Our West Virginia State Director

A West Virginia native, Heather Severt became state director after operating her own social media and internet marketing services company. Contact the state director »

Take Action
  • West Virginia: Strengthen Penalties for Spectators at Animal Fights

    Animal fights exist only because spectators pay admission and gamble on the life and death of every animal forced into the ring. West Virginia barely penalizes people caught at animal fights, but H.B. 4201 would increase the penalty for attending, betting on, or bringing a child to an animal fight. Speak up now.


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    Text HSUSWV to 30644 to receive text alerts from The HSUS with ways to make a critical difference for animals in West Virginia. (Message and data rates may apply.)

  • Volunteer for the Animals

    From helping animals at our care centers, to assisting the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, to organizing community outreach, there are many ways you can volunteer. Learn More »