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Wayne County Humane Society selected as the October MCTV Wayne County Organization of the Month


About MCTV's Organization of the Month

Charitable behavior can lead to psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being benefits for the giver. Besides helping the community and being a part of a greater good, charitable donations are tax deductible, can give you a sense of purpose and can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice. Each month, MCTV highlights two local non-profit organizations. We have donation boxes set up in our lobbies and have information on our websites about each charity, along with links to their respective websites. MCTV’s commitment to charitable causes creates new ways for you to find, learn about, and support local charities. We try to make a bigger difference in the causes you care about the most and become partners with the organizations in order to bring about change. Donate with confidence to these organizations. They are low-risk organizations, have targeted goals, function with good governance and have transparency policies. To learn more, visit our community involvement page.

About the Wayne County Humane Society

The Wayne County Humane Society, Inc. exists to provide compassion to animals, to measurably reduce companion animal overpopulation and to take a leadership role in educating and promoting humane values. A quality, functioning shelter is a pillar in our county’s animal welfare efforts and adds value to the quality of life in our community. It is a joint venture between the humane society and the municipalities it serves. The Wayne County Humane Society strives to maintain a place of safety for healthy adoptable animals; a temporary home for the lost or homeless; a haven for the mistreated, and neglected or abused animals of the Wayne County area.

Adoption Fees (unaltered animals)

Cats: $50.00 ($40.00 for Urgent Status), which includes:

  • Current FVRCP Vaccination
  • Strongid Wormer
  • FeLV Test
  • FIV Test (age permitting)

Dogs: $75.00 ($50.00 for Urgent Status), which includes:

  • Current DA2PPVL Vaccination
  • Bordetella Vaccination
  • Strongid Wormer
  • Heartworm Test (age permitting)
  • Rabies Vaccination (age permitting)
  • Dog License

The adopter of an unaltered cat or dog will be required to provide the Wayne County Humane Society with verification that the animal has been spayed or neutered within a specified amount of time.


Become a Friend of the Humane Society

You've heard the phrase "man's best friend".  Now is your chance to be a friend to animals who desperately need your help and support.  Become a friend of the Humane Society to help provide shelter and care to animals. Whether your gift is $20 or $2,000, your pledge goes directly toward:

  • Giving shelter to an animal who has suffered abuse or neglect.
  • Providing quality medical care to the animals entrusted to our care.
  • Controlling the animal population by ensuring that all animals leaving our shelter are spayed or neutered.
  • Keeping our neighborhoods safe and healthy for both animals and humans.
  • Providing humane education to our community.

WCHS relies heavily on the support of its community members to provide the best possible services to the animals in their care. Whether you would like to help by giving time, money, supplies or even becoming a member of the WCHS, they appreciate any way you are willing and able to support their organization!

Daily Needs: Paper Towels, Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Toilet Paper, Batteries (all size, but AA is used most), Brooms, Mop handles & mop buckets, Replacement mop heads, Trash Bags - all sizes,  Instant Hand Sanitizer, Windex, Disposable paper food trays and Anti-Bacterial Liquid Hand Soap.

Medical / Veterinary Supplies: Band Aids - all sizes, Latex Gloves - large/medium, Gauze Pads, Thermometers (new), Any Medical Supplies for Animals and Stethoscopes.

Office Supplies: Stamps, Staples, Manila Folders (all sizes), Ink Pens (Blue/Black), Paper Pads (all size), 2" Box Tape & Duct Tape, Copier Paper (white/color in all sizes), Brother brand laminating film, Drawer Organizers, Compressed Air-In-A-Can, CD-R and CD-RW, Pendeflex Files, Post It Notes, Hand Held Calculators, Scissors, White-Out (roll-on), Highlighters & Pens, Labels (all sizes), File Folders, Photo paper (8x10 or 4x6) and Computers & Computer Parts (PC’s & laptops).

Kennel Supplies: Cat Litter - Any Size Bag, Heating Pads, Dog Toys, Cat Toys, Canned Dog & Cat Food, Food & Water Bowls (Stainless Steel), Newspaper (Wall Street Journal’s please!), Can Openers and Stainless Steel Bowls (small & large).

Miscellaneous Needs: Wet/Dry Vac, Utility Carts, Fold-Up Wire Cages, Live Traps (all sizes), Nail Clippers & replacement Blades and Grooming Supplies (shampoo, conditioner, brushes, etc...).

Urgent Needs: Foster Parents, Volunteers, Hand Sanitizer, Kitten Food, Puppy Food, Leashes, Bleach, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent.

The Wayne County Humane Society uses various means to get the word out about what they are doing so that you can support events and other news. WCHS publishes a “Paw Prints” newsletter which you can receive by mail or e-mail. Check out our most recent newsletter issue or contact them to be added to the mailing list to regularly receive the newsletter.

WCHS Facebook page is another opportunity for you to stay abreast of goings-on, so please sign up to be a Facebook fan if you aren’t already!

Check out the “Pets of the Week” article printed in the Tuesday edition of The Daily Record newspaper to find out about some of the awesome pets available for adoption!

2015 Events

October 3—Rittman Orchard—Meet & Greet 10am-2pm

October 3—P Graham Dunn “Fall Festival” Adoption Event 10am-2pm

October 3—5th Annual Clam Bake Benefit at the Wooster Inn Patio 6pm-9pm

All you can eat steak and clam buffet. Registration required & paid in advance. Contact Wooster Inn at 330-263-2660.

October 17—Pet Supplies Plus—Meet & Greet 10am-2pm


Wayne County Humane Society
1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: (330) 262-0152 • Fax: (330) 262-4590
Hours: Tue–Thu: 10am-5pm, Fri: 10am-4pm,
Sat: 9am-2pm, Sun–Mon: Closed