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.