Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the U.S. And for those that are not euthanized, they end up living as strays on the streets across the country.

As a no-kill shelter, the Marion County Humane Society cares for more than 5,000 stray pets who are in need of a loving, forever home.

This week, we present Rusty, a 2 year old domestic short hair. He’s been described as “our little Peter Pan of the shelter because he never left the kitten stage. He’s in a constant state of playing and wanting love, which is fine by us. Rusty gets along very well with other cats.”

Then, there is Bagel, a young W.Va. Brown Dog. Bagel is described as a “super sweet boy who loves treats. He loves running around the yard and sunbathing. His favorite activity is cuddling and getting treats.”

Responsible pet ownership begins with spaying and neutering.

For more information about the Marion County Humane Society No-Kill Shelter, contact them in person at 2731 Locust Ave. in Fairmont or call them at (304) 366-5391. Be sure to also check out their website at