The Animal Defense League of Washington County was established in 1982 by 8 concerned members of the community. They rallied to have the current shelter built (the CC Porter Animal Shelter was dedicated in 1986) and made great strides toward animal welfare in this county. By 1995 the group had become fairly inactive, but still sponsored yard sales to help spay and neuter animals in the community and pay for emergency surgery for those in need. In November of 1999 a public meeting was held and the ADL was reinstated.

The Pet Overpopulation Problem

Millions of adoptable but homeless dogs and cats are euthanized annually in the U.S. because of the pet overpopulation problem. In Southwest Virginia alone, 2,376 animals brought to area shelters were euthanized in 2018! Pet sterilization is the ONLY way to stop the senseless killing of these loving creatures.

Our Officers

President - Vice President - Kim Blaylock
Treasurer - Nancy Firebaugh
Co-Treasurer - Debbie Blankenship
Membership Secretary -
Recording Secretary - Linda Fritsch

Board of Directors

Darrell Blankenship
Debbie Blankenship
Kim Blaylock
Nancy Firebaugh
Linda Fritsch
Leslie Mondul
Ann Robertson