Citizen Group Aims to Protect Animal Rights
MARTINSBURG- Animal Advocates of West Virginia, an ad hoc grassroots citizens' workgroup, is committed to protecting animals and promoting the humane care and treatment of them through education and advocacy. Efforts are focused on Berkeley County, but members include residents from throughout the Eastern Panhandle.
AAWV was formed in May 2010 as an off-shoot of a group called
UnchainBerkeleyCounty, which successfully petitioned the Berkeley County
Commission to enact a dog-tethering ordinance.