To improve the welfare of animals who enter the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter. We promote animal adoptions and facility improvement through positive change, community involvement and education.

Looking For Every Feral & Stray Cat In Town!

Please join us to kick-off our Spay/Neuter Fundraiser

Logan’s Roadhouse (Huntington Mall)

November 21st (Thursday) @ 6 pm

$25 Door Donation

Our 2014 goal is to raise $5,000 to match a $5,000 grant from Petco Foundation and to spay/neuter 500 community cats.

If you can’t make it but want to help reduce cat over-population in a humane

way, please send your donation to FOS at the address below. 

Every donation is tax deductible

Friends of the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter 

A 501c3 nonprofit charity.

P.O. Box 1991, Huntington, WV 25720

9th Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival - July 27

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment-Huntington announced today the 2013 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival will be held on Saturday, July 27th, at Pullman Square and 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington.   The ninth annual festival will showcase the region's top hot dog businesses from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET.   

The event will kick off in the morning with a 5K, “Bun Run 5K/Walk Your Buns Off,” charity walk.  All proceeds will benefit the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital.   To date, area businesses and festival-goers have helped Clear Channel's 100.5 WKEE, 103.3 WTCR, Oldies 97.1, X106.3 WAMX, 800 WVHU, 24-7 Comedy 107.1, and FOX Sports Radio 1230 & 1420, raise over $110,000.      

“It’s so great to celebrate some of the unique and special traditions in the area, while also helping the kids in our region who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illness through our partnership with Cabell-Huntington Hospital's Children's Hospital,” commented Kym York-Blake, Sr. Marketing Consultant for CC-Huntington, and the annual event’s coordinator. 

The West Virginia Hot Dog Festival will offer hot dog samples from a dozen of the top hot dog businesses traditional to this area.  The event will also feature live music and entertainment all day,  a classic & custom car & truck show, kids amusements, demonstrations, retail and craft shopping, Buns on Bikes family bicycle tour of Huntington, as well as fun contests for adults, kids and the family dog, including the ever-popular WV Hot Dog Festival Wiener Dog Races & $100 Dachshund Dash championship race at high noon!  There will also be “all-breed” exhibition races at 11:40, as well as a dog costume contest (any breed), a dog/owner look alike contest, hot dog eating and rootbeer chugging contests, and much more.   You are invited and encouraged to find a contest you’d like to participate.  There will be amazing  vendors for shopping, demonstrations, an expanded KidZone, the PetZone,  and several Pullman Square merchants are planning specials in their stores as well.

Live entertainment will feature some beloved musical acts from our region, as well as some new “special treats” this year.  Details will follow closer to the festival day.  CC Radio station personalities will be on-hand to meet and greet, and have fun with festival goers throughout the day.

Many thanks to our sponsors and everyone who participates.  It’s a fun day, and an important fundraiser.

“You, your family, and the family dog are WELCOME at the Ninth Annual WV Hot Dog Festival in downtown Huntington (3rd Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets & Pullman Square).

“There are still many decades-old, family-owned hot dog businesses in our region that are still serving up their amazing, original recipes in yester-year style, something very unique to growing up and living in our Tri-State area,” said Kym York-Blake.    “The Clear Channel Radio Family is showcasing Huntington and the Tri-State’s beauty and amazing resources, and how very wonderful it is to live, work and raise a family here.”

Friends of the Shelter will have a booth at the festival. 
We will be raising money for a barn fan for the new shelter annex.
We hope to see you there!


More than enough money raised at Mardi Paws

Thanks to all our friends that helped raise the money for the insulation. Mardi Paws was a great success. We brought in more than twice what we needed and had a great time. The roofing and insulation will be delivered this Friday to the Animal Shelter. Special thanks to our sponsors, Animal Care Clinic, 84 Lumber and Animal Tracks Magazine. With our new PayPal account we even got contributions over the web.

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  • (left to right) - Dave Edmunds of the Tri-State Homebuilders Association, Nancy Carter of Nancy’s School of Dance, Jim Cumm, Director, Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter.
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Raise the Roof at Mardi Paws!

Friends of the Shelter moves into its final phase of building a permanent roof over the outside animals at the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter. They need help in buying the insulation that will go under the metal roofing. That insulation will be a great comfort to the animals on a hot summer day. The cost of the insulation is $750.00 and the Friends of the Shelter has a planned fund raiser for next Tuesday Feb. 12th from 6 - 8 PM at Logan's Road House at the Huntington Mall. If you want the shelter dogs to be way cool this summer please come to our Mardi Paws Celebration.

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