Our Partners

Western West Virginia Animal Rescue Alliance


Western West Virginia Animal Rescue Alliance (WWVARA) is an independent 501c3 non-profit whose primary purpose is to support Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter.

WWVARA’s status as a non-profit makes it possible for supporters like you to make tax-deductible donations.

Faced with the distressing challenge of financial hardship, many West Virginians are being forced to surrender their pets; WWVARA addresses this issue by filling the support gaps for pet owners, actively working to prevent pet surrender and empowering our community through vital veterinary care and support.

Our goal is to save lives while enriching our community, by providing the services and resources needed to keep companion animals and their humans together.

One By One

One by One Animal Advocates (OBOAA) is a 501c(3) organization who serves as a lifesaving bridge between our regional shelters, our community, and reputable foster based rescues.

OBO is comprised entirely of volunteers who work to reduce domestic animal homelessness within our community and euthanasia rates at area shelters by partnering with reputable rescues to accept local animals. We have expanded our mission to humanely reduce pet over-population by adding a Trap Neuter Release (TNR) initiative. 

One by One Animal Advocates seeks to create lasting change in our communities. Our long-term vision includes a measurable decrease in the population of animals in overcrowded and underfunded shelters across Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. We strive to influence public attitudes, promoting the adoption of shelter animals and responsible pet ownership.

The ripple effect of our work aims to cultivate a more humane and empathetic society, where the bond between humans and animals is respected and cherished, and where every animal is given a chance at a safe and loving life. This broader impact underscores our commitment to not just rescue animals, but also to transform communities for the better.


Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets (ASAP) is a 501c(3) organization comprised of volunteers that help animals in need find homes. We also provide vet care, food, and supplies to animals in need. ASAP regularly takes HCWAS animals to adoption events in hopes of increasing exposure and finding their forever homes. Our cats are available for adoption at the Barboursville Petco.