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There's still a lot of confusion about the Wayne County Humane Society (us!) and the new dog pound that calls itself the Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.
Yes, we still have dogs but since we are no longer the dog pound, we cannot accept stray dogs. We are still in the same location we've always been (Mechanicsburg Rd.) and they are located on Burbank Road.
If you find a stray dog, call the Wayne County Sheriff's Dispatch at (330) 287-5705.
If you've lost your dog, call (330) 345-1018 to see if they have him/her.
See the differences between us below:
|Wayne County Humane Society||Wayne County Shelter and Adoption Center|
|Address||1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, Ohio||5694 Burbank Rd. Wooster, Ohio|
Small, independent, non-profit shelter funded primarily by community support
|County government agency funded by Wayne County dog license fees|
|Mission||Find committed, permanent homes for companion animals in our community, measurably reduce companion animal overpopulation, and educate and promote humane values.||Provide temporary shelter, care, and comfort to all stray, abandoned, neglected and injured dogs in Wayne County.|
Dogs: Owner surrenders and dogs pulled from surrounding shelters as space allows.
Cats: City of Wooster stray cats and injured/sick/stray and owner surrender cats from Wayne County as space allows.
|Dogs: Stray dogs picked up by the Dog Warden and stray dogs dropped off by the public.|
NOTE: Neither organization handles animal cruelty complaints. Please contact you local law enforcement agency if you have an animal cruelty complaint!
New Emergency Care Fund
We've recently set up a new Emergency Care Fund to help provide care for especially sick injured animals under our care. Diagnosis and care of severe illnesses or injuries can costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars. This fund will ensure that we can continue to provide these types of services when we are faced with animals in dire need.
Please help us get this fund off the ground by donating now!
Lots of ways to give
We can always use volunteers
Share your talents with us. Whether you want to be hands-on in the shelter with the animals, help from home with administrative work, or support us at events, we can use you! Read about what our volunteers do. Have another idea about how you can help? Please contact us or fill out our volunteer inquiry form!