FAQ

I can’t go to the shelter, it’s too sad.

It shouldn’t be sad. Most of these animals are going to get their forever home. Even though it may not be your home, they will still be loved.

Why isn’t WCHS a “no-kill” shelter?

The Wayne County Humane Society does not officially call itself a "no-kill" shelter because there is no universally accepted definition for a "no-kill" shelter. However, there is a universally accepted practice that we do follow, which is that we don't euthanize an adoptable pet.

How long do animals stay at the humane society?

Animals stay at the humane society until they are fostered, adopted, or rescued. WCHS’s goal is to never euthanize an adoptable pet.