Doddridge County Humane Society in need of donations after flood

West Virginia

The Doddridge County Humane Society is in need of donations after severe flooding on Friday morning. 

In a press release the humane society said that shelter workers arrived to find two dog kennels and all of the storage areas flooded. 

The dogs in those kennels were able to get out of the water, but the majority of the humane society’s food had to be disposed of. 

“When I arrived, water was still coming in through the back where we are adding on a new quarantine section”, said Vice President Debbi Mavity in the press release. “The only thing handy to stop the flow of water and mud rushing in was the cat litter. We used all that we had on hand as makeshift sand bags. We are just thankful that our animals are safe and we got the water diverted that was coming down the hill. On top of all of this, our President is unable to help with the physical cleaning right now due to a serious fall on the ice last week that required surgery. It is very frustrating for her because Melissa Travis works tirelessly every day for our humane society. She is still managing to get work done from her bed though!. We are also dealing with a leak in our main water pipe.”

The Doddridge County Humane Society is asking for donations of grain free dry dog food, dry cat food and cat litter. 

They are also in need of cleaning supplies such as bleach, OdoBan, large garbage bags, Lysol wipes, gloves, laundry detergent, etc. 

Staff will come pick up donations if necessary. Call 304-782-4900 and leave a message. 

Online donations are also accepted at

Checks can be mailed to Doddridge Co. Humane Society 1286 Wiseman Run Road Salem WV 26426. 

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