Help support West Virginia’s best cat rescue


BUCKHANNON — Are you in need of a fuzzy companion that will love you unconditionally? Aaron’s Hope for Paws, a West Virginia-based rescue organization, has dedicated immeasurable time, money, and love to local cats and kittens in need of a better life.

Karen Anderson, the woman who makes it happen, started Aaron’s Hope for Paws in 2016 to honor her son who passed away in 2011 at age 9. “He was the biggest animal lover, and we wanted to do something that he would love and would be proud of,” Anderson expressed. The rescue went on to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit in January of 2018.

Right now, Aaron’s Hope for Paws has over 100 cats and kittens in foster care homes throughout West Virginia. The fosters care for the cats/kittens and help them learn to trust humans, in hopes of finding them their forever homes.

In 2020 alone, Aaron’s Hope for Paws took in over 400 cats, saving each of their lives and placing them on a path to love and companionship. The organization also works to vaccinate their cats and provide them with medical care, and they strongly emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering your animals.

Aaron’s Hope for Paws hosts and attends several adoption events each month, including set-ups at Tractor Supply in Clarksburg and a Heroes Adoption Event this Saturday, September 11. “Adopt and become a hero for the voiceless” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 245 Greenes Plaza in Grafton next to Advanced Auto Parts. Cat adoptions will be available with Aaron’s Hope for Paws and dog adoptions will be offered by Taylor County Humane Society. You can also bring your pet for affordable vaccines, microchipping and nail trims!

Aaron’s Hope for Paws is always in need of donations, as they quickly move through litter, canned food, dry food, garbage bags, towels and toys. Interested in fostering a cat or kitten to help save a life? Contact [email protected] or visit the Aaron’s Hope for Paws Facebook page for all donations and inquiries.

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