Stop the killing of animals that can be saved!
  • Petitioned Mercer County Commissioners

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County Commission
Mercer County Commissioners
Mercer County Animal Shelter
Mercer County Animal Shelter Director
West Virginia Governor
West Virginia State Senate
West Virginia State House
West Virginia-010B
State Sen. William Laird
West Virginia-010A
State Sen. Ronald Miller
West Virginia-025
State Rep. Linda Phillips
West Virginia-007B
Gov. Earl Tomblin
West Virginia-025B
State Rep. Joe Ellington

Stop the killing of animals that can be saved!

    1. Krystal Colobro
    2. Petition by

      Krystal Colobro

      morgantown, WV

The director and county commissioners at Mercer County Animal Shelter have been putting animals to sleep that have people wanting to adopt or rescue them. They works against all the volunteers and as much as we try we have not been able to keep the animals from being put to sleep. The director has banned and ran off many of the volunteers that used to foster and set up adoption events for these animals because she does not like them. She has even put animals to sleep after hours without any of the employees or volunteers knowing and stating they were aggressive or sick when neither is true. This shelter does not have a fax machine or a chip scanner! The local vet office has complained that they are not receiving payments from them to spay/neuter their pets. The county commissioners refuse to help with the shelter and have told many people to just leave when someone approaches them about the problems the shelter has been having. The ventilation in the cat room is very poor and many cats are getting sick if not adopted out quickly, but no one will put money towards the shleter to have it fixed. Instead of vetting any of the animals they wait until they are deathly ill then put them to sleep. These people are not advocates for these animals and unless we make some changes there these innocent animals will continue to suffer!! We need a change and it needs to start with her and the commisioners! Let them know that you do not agree with her actions!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Added new email addresses!

      Krystal Colobro
      Petition Organizer

      I have added not only the Mercer County Commissioner's email to this petition but I also added The Humane Society of the United States- West Virginia chapter too. Our voices will be heard!

    3. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Haught SCOTT DEPOT, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      Because killing an animal is called murder unless they are dying anyways animals feel pain just like people and there needs to be a state law that if you adopt an animal it must be spaid or nudered it does not matter if it comes from a shelter or not

    • Katie McGuire SCOTT DEPOT, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      This "director" makes me sick. What kind of an evil person puts dogs down who could potentially be adopted? I am saddened and very angry over this. I wish there was more I could do.

    • Mona Tippins MOORPARK, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have rescued way over ioo cats and dogs in the past, having them spayed or neutered and finding home for them.

    • Mary Lindsey COLLEGE PARK, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      This is unconscionable. Letting something like this happen takes away from all our 'humanity.'

    • Brandi Bagley MINERAL WELLS, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Ghandi

      Who are we to judge an animal's life, especially when the only reason is in relation to population. The world keeps growing with humans, so do we just decide who is to sleep for eternity? When I have the financial support to build and run large housing for animals facing the brink of death, I will take every single one of them. These animals can receive therapy and patients suffering from cancer, psychological fact any disease can benefit from the relationship an animal can bring to life. They only desire love, and every human being is capable and also in the need of love to enrich life.

      A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

      Mahatma Gandhi



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