Humane Society to hold annual public meeting

The Randolph County Humane Society will hold its annual public board meeting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, downstairs at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Each year the Society holds an annual board meeting, open to the public, and the board members invite all who might be interested to come and learn about the work of the Randolph County Animal Shelter.

RCHS depends on support from the Elkins community, and is actively recruiting those who might want to volunteer their assistance in big or small ways. Volunteers are critical to the health and welfare of the organization and the animals who reside at the shelter.

RCHS’s staff and board of directors are working together on a Plan for Progress designed to strengthen the organization and move them forward with continued improvements to the facility, responsible stewardship of shelter resources, and consistent quality care for their four-legged residents.

The Randolph County Humane Society was established in 1958 as a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, and is a private, open-admissions animal shelter. RCHS accepts most homeless, lost, neglected, injured, abused, abandoned and owner-relinquished pets that are brought to the shelter. The animal control officer, who is employed by the county, also brings stray pets to RCHS, and pets whose owners have been charged with abuse, have been arrested, evicted, hospitalized or have died. Though RCHS is often challenged by over-crowding, the shelter has one of the highest adoption rates in the state of WV.

To learn more about the work of the Randolph County Humane Society, the RCHS board of directors and the shelter manager invite all who are interested to attend the Aug. 10 meeting. A meeting to elect new board members will follow in September. You may contact Ginny Zuboy at for more information.