Address: 3589 Wire Branch Road Ona, WV 25545 View Map
Phone: 304.743.5802
Email: info@littlevictories.org
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About Us

Little Victories Animal Rescue is dedicated to saving lives.

We strive to reduce animal suffering and to eliminate the plight of unwanted animals by providing sanctuary and rehabilitation to homeless, injured, abused, and abandoned animals, guaranteeing their health and safety while searching for loving, “forever” homes.

We work through rescue and adoption, through education and outreach, and most importantly, through spaying and neutering. We believe that each animal is an individual and deserves every chance of living a safe, loving, and protected life.

Little Victories Animal Rescue and No Kill Shelter FAQ

Tell us about the mission of Little Victories Animal Rescue and No Kill Shleter.
Little Victories is dedicated to saving lives. We strive to reduce animal suffering and to eliminate the plight of unwanted animals by providing sanctuary and rehabilitation to homeless, injured, abused, and abandoned animals, guaranteeing their health and safety while searching for loving forever homes. We work through rescue and adoption, through education and outreach, and most importantly through spaying and neutering

Where are you located and how many dogs and cats do you care for?
Little Victories is located on a 110acre farm in Ona WV. Last year we had over 200 cats and dogs, and now we are down to 100..but that is still ALOT of animals to care for. We need help in the form of people adopting our sweethearts, but moreso in the form of donations - It costs $1,000 a day to care for the animals in feeding, training, socializing, and vet expenses.

How is Little Victories funded?
We are non profit 501c, which means we are 100% financed with private funds. We receive no money from the city, county or state. We have annual fundraisers such as our Howl-O-Ween Costume Ball this Friday the 23rd at the Big Sandy Ballroom and also have our 9th annual Turkey Trot coming up next month on Thanksgiving morning. Check out our FB page and website for our upcoming calendar of events.

Do you have some dogs that are not adoptable? Can you tell us more about your no-kill philosophy?
Unfortunately not every animal at Little Victories will be able to find that permanent loving home. This is why Little Victories has a sanctuary aspect to our facility - a lifetime home where they will be safe and loved. There are many issues that lead to a dog ending up in our sanctuary. Some are illness, aggression, age, fearful or feral. Others have been neglected or abused creating adoption barriers that they just can’t break through. What they all have in common is they were homeless. Once they arrived at Little Victories that changed. Our facility became their home. Many of the sanctuary dogs have special needs that require lots of space and caregiver resources.

With winter fast approaching, how do you keep the animals warm during this cold time of year?
Although our goal is to help all our animals find their way to a loving home, we do make a lifetime commitment to the animals that are at Little Victories. Our sanctuary dogs currently live in outdoor kennel areas with dog houses. In order to provide the highest quality of life for our sanctuary sweethearts we want to give them a better housing atmosphere. We want them to live their lives out in comfort and in an environment that will help them to physically and emotionally thrive.

Little Victories has been blessed with a donor willing to do a 50/50 match for construction of our sanctuary area. The total for this effort will be $20,000.00. We need your help raising half! If we raise $10,000.00 he will match $10,000.00! As of today we are at ______.

It is our goal to have our sanctuary constructed before the weather turns cold. Our sanctuary will consist of large cottages and individual yard space. This will keep them comfortable and warm with plenty of room for exercise during the winter months.

Rescue and Sanctuary

We rescue and rehabilitate homeless, injured, abused, and abandoned animals, and work with other rescues and shelters to place the animal in the best environment for its long-term medical and adoption needs.

While our goal is to adopt all animals into loving, permanent homes, not all animals are adoptable. For those few, we provide sanctuary—a lifetime home where they will be safe and loved.

Adoption

We socialize our animals and strive to find loving, safe, and permanent homes for all our animals, as well as ongoing support and training so that each adoption is a success.

Education and Community Outreach


We firmly believe that education about all aspects of humane care is the only answer and the only hope to eliminate animal homelessness and abuse.

Our goal is to educate the community to act responsibly in the care of their own companion animals and to be aware of the plight of homeless animals. Our educational and awareness programs  teach adults and children about the humane treatment of animals and how to become caring, responsible pet owners. We also promote the no-kill philosophy and awareness of the cultural, health, and emotional benefits of having a companion animal.

Population Control

Spaying and neutering is the answer to the problem of unwanted animals in this country. We spay or neuter all our animals, and work with the community and other rescues and shelters to raise funds and implement spay and neuter programs that control the irresponsible birth of millions of unwanted animals.

Volunteers

We have more than 300 talented volunteers dedicated to our mission of saving lives and eliminating the plight of homeless animals.

We ask them to do only what they are willing and able to do so that they remain a permanent part of our program. We believe that it is only through the efforts of everyone in the community—even if each person does just one thing—that the animals will be saved.

We would like for all of you to join Little Victories in saving our precious friends. Only through volunteers who are interested not only in their own animals, but in the welfare of all animals, can we succeed. Become a volunteer!