WCHS is transitioning to a smaller, independent, non-profit organization. Learn more about the transition.
There's still a lot of confusion about the Wayne County Humane Society (us!) and the new dog pound called the Wayne County Shelter and Adoption Center.
We are alive and well in the same location we've always been (Mechanicsburg Rd.)!
Here are the facts:
|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.|
If you find a stray dog, please call the Wayne County Sheriff's Dispatch at (330) 287-5705.
If you've lost your dog, please call (330) 345-1018 or check the list of dogs recently impounded at the Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.
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!