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WV County Animal Control Cost

 

Barbour

$52,175

Mercer

$434,739

Berkeley

$304,766

Mineral
Boone Mingo

$55,895

Braxton

$107,400

Monongalia

$545,998

Brooke

$280,633

Monroe
Cabell

$260,000

Morgan

$113,296

Calhoun Nicholas

$120,483

Clay Ohio
Doddridge Pendleton
Fayette

$325,627

Pleasants

$23,000

Gilmer Pocahontas
Grant

$18,062

Preston

$263,000

Greenbrier

$292,000

Putnam

$387,000

Hampshire Raleigh

$132,000

Hancock

$261,617

Randolph

$175,000

Hardy Ritchie

$34,700

Harrison

$313,012

Roane
Jackson

143, 528

Summers

$22,318

Jefferson

$349,648

Taylor

$91,228

Kanawha

$244,000

Tucker
Lewis

$128,639

Tyler

$0

Lincoln

$37,800

Upshur

$174,502

Logan

$101,154

Wayne

$100,000

Marion

$256,270

Webster
Marshall

$319,840

Wetzel

$193,744

Mason

$127,500

Wirt
McDowell Wood

$270,996

Wyoming

$33,280

FOHO WV made phone calls to these counties in 2015 talking to county commissions to obtain this data.  There is no other funding added except for county commission dollars and in some few cases money from some municipalities. This is the cost to impound, care for, and euthanize unwanted dogs and cats.  The average sheltering cost per animal is $218.

 Each year, animal shelters in West Virginia take in over 50,000 cats and dogs, and each year, about 40% of these animals, including perfectly healthy and adoptable pets, are euthanized. Meanwhile, West Virginia taxpayers spend nearly $10 million annually to impound, care for, and euthanize unwanted dogs and cats.   By funding the WV State Spay Neuter Fund, we can control this pet-overpopulation by helping pet owners and communities throughout West Virginia spay and neuter local cats and dogs!   We can save money and save lives!

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