Randolph County
Humane Society

P.O. Box 785
Elkins, WV 26241

Phone: ​(304) 636-7844


Randolph County
Humane Society

195 Weese Street Ext.
Elkins, WV 26241




Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12-5 pm
Thursday 12-5 pm
Friday 12-5 pm
Saturday 12-3 pm
Sunday 12-3 pm
Evenings Call for an appointment

Latest News Items:

RCHS Paws & Tails e-Newsletter -- Monday November 25th, 2019

RCHS Paws & Tails e-Newsletter

Read about our upcoming Christmas Bazaar on December 7 and other RCHS news by checking out the latest edition of our Paws & Tails e-Newsletter!

To sign up to receive the e-newsletter and join our mailing list, please email us your name and email address.

City of Elkins Grants $5,000 to RCHS for TNVR Program -- Friday November 8th, 2019

City of Elkins Grants $5,000 to RCHS for TNVR Program

The City of Elkins presented the Randolph County Humane Society with a check for $5,000 for its Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR) program.

RCHS Shelter Manager Kelly Scheidegger and RCHS Board President Tina Vial accepted the check from Mayor Van Broughton today. Check out the full press release below for details. We're so excited about this! Thank you, City of Elkins!


Randolph County Humane Society and City of Elkins Joint Press Release

November 8, 2019
RE: Funding for TNVR program
For immediate release:

The City of Elkins presented the Randolph County Humane Society with a check for $5,000 for its Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return (TNVR) program. The program focuses on sterilizing and vaccinating community cats not owned by anyone.

This proven approach curbs reproduction, vaccinates against diseases, and reduces nuisance behaviors such as roaming, vocalizing, and property destruction exhibited by unsterilized cats.

In 2019 to date, RCHS has sterilized 32 cats within the city limits. This proposal will allow RCHS to TNVR approximately 65 more. Those cats will be identified through strategic analysis of the current waiting list and from data gathered through the shelter’s geo-tracking of existing colonies in order to result in the greatest impact on the population.

This effort is a demonstration of the City’s commitment to being a Humane City, a partnership agreed to in 2016 between the City and RCHS.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Shelter Manager Kelly Scheidegger at 304-636-7844.

RCHS Dedicates Earle Building -- Wednesday August 28th, 2019

RCHS Dedicates Earle Building

RCHS is proud to announce the dedication of The RCHS Earle Building!

This new addition to our facilities will allow potential adopters an opportunity to meet and interact with animals they are considering adopting in a more home-like setting rather than through a kennel door.

They'll be able to more easily visualize that animal in their own living room and be more likely to make that life-changing decision to adopt.

Thanks to Dick Earle, who remembered us in his will; this will be his legacy! 

Check out the article and video from WBOY-TV 12 News  to learn more!

If you would like to learn about how you might include RCHS in your estate planning, please reach out to us.

Upcoming RCHS Events! -- Wednesday April 10th, 2019

​Check out Upcoming RCHS Events!

RCHS schedules a number of adoption events, fundraising events and other fun activities throughout the year.

For the latest information on what's going on, be sure to check out the events sections of our website and our Facebook page!

Hope to see you at one of these events soon!