The Federation of Humane
Organizations of West Virginia, or FOHO, was formed for the purpose of
improving animal welfare throughout West Virginia. Their mission is to prevent
cruelty and neglect to animals; to educate regarding the laws of the state of West
Virginia pertaining to animal cruelty, neglect, care, health, and welfare; and
to cooperate and network with other similar organizations in such efforts.
In 2014, 4,760 dogs and 13,689 cats
were euthanized here in West Virginia. The West Virginia Spay Neuter Assistance
Program was set up in 2011 to help qualifying low-income West Virginians
sterilize their pets to prevent overpopulation.
The West Virginia Department of
Agriculture became a partner with FOHO in 2015. FOHO is a 501c(3) non-profit
organization. Donations can be made to FOHO through the WVDA. Write WV Spay
Neuter Assistance Program in the check memo line. Send your checks to ATTN
Administration Services, WV Department of Agriculture, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East,
Charleston, WV 25305.
Applications for 2019 Spay/Neuter grants will be available in mid-December.