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Updated: November 12, 2013


Kids and Kritters of the New River Valley, Inc. - is online!
Check them out at www.helpacritter.org - you'll find cats, dogs and horses with the most amazing stories. Kids and Kritters is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Their biggest need now is hay and donations, so send it their way for a deserving cause.

Animal Hope Alliance has links to their petfinder list, website, and Happy Tails stories, all located through the following link: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA390.html.

Say NO to Pet Stores who sell puppies...

As your local animal rescue groups dedicated to animal welfare, we urge you to not patronize businesses that contribute to the misery of puppymills. By purchasing a puppy from a pet store you condem the parents to lives of misery.

Say no to puppymills, help end the suffering. For more information on puppymills please visit the following links:



Wythe County Animal Shelter is now online!! Thanks for your efforts John, the animals and the community will be most appreciative.


VA Comprehensive Animal Care Laws

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Thinking of buying a new dog or cat? Why not adopt instead! Every year millions of animals are euthanized due to overcrowding in shelters and not enough homes. In many cases they are perfect companion animals and many are pure bred. It happens too often when people see a breed that looks good or see a well trained animal in a movie and they think, "that is the companion for me", but don't look into the mentality or needs of the breed. Once they discover the personality of the animal does not fit their lifestyle, the animal is off to the pound. When you take an animal to the pound you could very well be killing that animal.

Without researching the type of breed and compatibility to your lifestyle, you could be getting into more than you bargained for. There are rescue groups out there for every type of breed imaginable and tons of information just a click away covering all aspects of the breed you think is right. Please do yourself and the animal a favor by looking into the breed before making the decision to add him/her to your life. Check out our links to many different rescue groups all over the US.


Disclaimer: This site is privately owned and operated. We DO NOT work for any of the organizations found within or linked to this site. We are volunteers who care about saving lives and finding forever homes for these animals. Any and all information reported here should be confirmed with that organization. We have created this space to help promote shelters in the New River Valley. A group of volunteers exists throughout the NRV that help bring these pages to life. Thank you to all those contributing to this space and to everyone that has helped save a life, it is greatly appreciated!