W e t a l k f o r t h e a n i m a l s .
AAWV's first accomplishment came well before the group began. As a quickly formed group called Unchain Berkeley County, members of what eventually became AAWV obtained signatures on petitions destined for the Berkeley County Commission, which were presented during a hearing on the county's tethering ordinance. Following that successful campaign, AAWV was formed.
Most Recent Accomplishment
In May 2011, AAWV members supported Berkeley County Animal Control following a seizure of 110 animals, including parrots, dogs, and cats.Some of these animals were surrendered to Animal Control and have been placed for adoption or transferred to rescue groups.
In the fall of 2010, AAWV members were instrumental in assisting Berkeley County Animal Control following the seizure of over 50 horses from a failed rescue facility. Members adopted horses and helped in caring for the ill and starving horses; others purchased and delivered needed food and supplies and encouraged relatives and friends to donate money.
In December 2010, AAWV members supported Berkeley County Animal Control following the seizure of 114 adult dogs and puppies from a local puppy mill. In less than 14 hours, AAWV members, rescue groups, and concerned citizens placed all the dogs in foster and permanent homes.
AAWV members have helped draft legislation at the state level to protect horses in horse rescue organizations. They have written emails and letters to state legislators urging them to enact meaningful legislation to protect dogs in puppy mills and additional laws to help safeguard the animals of West Virginia.
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Most of the photographs on this site are of animals belonging to AAWV members or are photographs taken
by AAWV members.