Upcoming Event:

Adoption Events:

1st & 2nd Saturdays
Morgantown WV

3rd & 4th Saturdays
Pet Supplies Plus
Clarksburg WV

For more events, click here for P.U.R.R's calendar


A selection of PURR kitties are also available at Eastern Pet Supply in Bridgeport WV.

Click here to visit their website easternpet.com

P.U.R.R West Virginia is a no kill, all volunteer, cat only shelter/rescue that is saving lives and making the world a more humane place; one kitty at a time. We pride ourselves on having well adjusted, socialized kitties that are ready for a place in your heart and home.
Our non-profit organization is run entirely by donations.  We are not state or government funded. 
Click here to donate today!

Media coverage about P.U.R.R West Virginia

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WVU News - Times West Virginian - IFAW - ASPCA - Examiner.com - Dominion Post - Exponent Telegram
WBOY Channel 12 - WDTV Channel 5 / WVFX Fox 10 - Facebook - West Virginia Family Magazine - YouTube
Your Community Foundation - Elkins Intermountain - Mountain Statesman - The Animal Rescue Site


Oct 19 2015 - PURR West Virginia, a non-profit cat rescue organization located in Grafton, has raised hundreds of dollars in a creative way, said Executive Director Lorna Vincent.  Read more by clicking here.

May 24 2013 - The cats of living at P.U.R.R. West Virginia decided to say "hello" to Bryna Donnelly, part of the team leading the current Rescue U project.
Read more by clicking here

May 15 2013 - P.U.R.R. West Virginia, a cat rescue housed in an old elementary school, will get a $25,000 renovation courtesy of Rescue U.  Read more by clicking here.

March 14 2013 - The Mountain Statesman recently covered a story of the benevolent students at West Taylor Elementary School.  Click here to check out the article.

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February 5 2013 - Lauran Winans creates P.U.R.R PSA.  Check out the full article by clicking this link.

January 24 2013 - P.U.R.R celebrating adoption numbers.  Check out the full article by clicking this link.


November 15 2012 - P.U.R.R West Virginia receives a grant from Your Community Foundation of Morgantown WV.  Check out the full article by clicking this link.

November 15 2012 - P.U.R.R. West Virginia has been assisting animal owners who felt the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy in West Virginia.  Partnering with IFAW, P.U.R.R. WV was able to provide emergency food and shelter for animals whose owners were unable to take them to shelters.

Click here for IFAW’s coverage of the storm in West Virginia.

March 2012 - Volunteers Lorna Vincent Venter and Shannon Tempel from P.U.R.R West Virginia have traveled to Florida to help the ASPCA and IFAW with the situation with surrounding the animals at the Caboodle Ranch.  We are very proud of them and the great job they did while down there! Click here for our press release.

For additional information about the situation, please visit the blogs of IFAW Emergency Relief Officer Shannon Walajtys here and here.


November 9 2012 - Follow-up story in the Times West Virginian about relocating feral cats at a colony soon to be demolished in Fairmont WV.  Click here for the Times West Virginian story.

August 31 2012 - Recognized in the Times West Virginian for relocating feral cats at a colony soon to be demolished in Fairmont WV.  Click here for the Times West Virginian story.  Click here for the full story.


October 11 2012 - WVU News reporter Angelica Trinone visits the P.U.R.R. West Virginia shelter in Grafton WV.  Click here to watch the video.

Below is the ASPCA video regarding the situation at the Caboodle Ranch in Florida


April 9 2012 - The website Examiner.com recently published an article about P.U.R.R West Virginia and our influence in West Virginia on animal welfare and no-kill shelters. Follow the link below to read the full story!

        “New approach to welfare has positive results in West Virginia”

January 11 2013 - P.U.R.R. placed 700-plus cats in 2013

March 18 2012 - The Dominion Post newspaper in Morgantown recently published a story on P.U.R.R. West Virginia.  There are two articles, each in two sections.  Thanks to Amanda DeProspero and Bob Gay for taking the time to visit us!

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January 13 2014 - PURR, IFAW Officials Seize More Than 60 Cats From Area Homes

December 28 2013 - PURR WV Adoption Day

December 26 2013 - PURR West Virginia Celebrating 'PURRiversary' with Adoption Events

November 4 2013 - Friends of YWCA Craft Show to Benefit PURR

July 05 2013 - PURR WV receives FVRCP Grant from Petfinder Foundation

June 17 2013 - Katie Anderson reports on Sunday Adoption Days held by PURR West Virginia.

May 22 2013 - Kelsey Pape reports on Rescue U makes renovating PURR WV its summer project.

April 7 2013 - Kelsey Pape reports on PURR’s inaugural benefit concert, PURR-fect Benefit.

Jaunary 23 2013 - P.U.R.R Ready to Provide Emergency Animal  Shelter through international group (IFAW)

Jaunary 2 2013 - Taylor County Animal Shelter Teams Up With Country Pop Artist

March 30 2012 - P.U.R.R West Virginia assists ASPCA in major cat rescue.

February 16 2012 - Kelly Rippen reports on P.U.R.R. West Virginia’s newest member. Click here for the full article.

December 26 2011 - P.U.R.R. West Virginia would like to thank Andrew Clay from WBOY-TV for visiting us on Boxing Day.  Andrew highlighted some of the great work P.U.R.R. West Virginia has done in 2011.  Click here to view the story.

March 4 2009 - Karen Kiley reports on P.U.R.R. West Virginia. Click here for the full article.

January 17 2014 - 189 Animals Seized in Doddridge Co. Raid

December 26 2013 - Cat Rescue Organization Offering Adoption Discount

November 9 2013 - PURR WV Helps Senior Cats Find a New Home

P.U.R.R. West Virginia has embraced social media as a tool to help educate pet owners about our organization and our mission.  Our Facebook page contains helpful posts from organization members and links to valuable resources.

Check out our page by clicking here and make sure you “Like” our page to keep up with our posts.  While you are visiting our page, feel free to browse our photo albums containing pictures of kitties ready for adoption and kitties who have already found their “furr-ever” home.

West Virginia Family Magazine regularly posts information about our organization on their Facebook page.  Best Purrs to them for doing so!  A link to their Facebook page can be found here.  Take time to visit them, and while there, make sure you click “Like”!

WVFM recently published a plea for donations to PURR in their magazine.  You can check out the advertisement (page 3) and the associated article (page 12) by clicking here.

P.U.R.R. West Virginia has posted numerous videos on You Tube showing our cats and kittens at play.  Click on the link here or go to YouTube and search for “P.U.R.R. WV” to view the videos.

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