Our Vision
The Humane Society of Ashland County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals through the rescue, care and placement of injured, abused, neglected and abandoned animals into permanent and loving homes.  We serve as advocates for animals, strive to end animal overpopulation, and are committed to providing community service programs and educating the public about the humane treatment of animals.  

This website is designed to keep the community up to date on our latest fundraisers, current events, and most importantly, to get our homeless animals into loving furrever homes. Please take a moment to browse our Dogs and Cats available for adoption while you're here and we hope you find what you're looking for! And don't forget to visit us on Facebook!

Latest News and Announcements

  • 5k Online Registration OPEN! Be sure to register by July 24 for a free event T-Shirt!More information HERE!
    Posted Jun 15, 2013, 9:23 AM by Jill Adams
  • Pawz for a Cawz 5k! The Humane Society of Ashland County will be holding it's first annual Pawz for a Cawz in connection with Pawzfest this year!!!  This is a 5k for pet lovers ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2013, 11:03 AM by Jill Adams
  • Pawzfest 2013!!! Saturday, August 3rd following the Pawz for a Cawz 5k at Ashland County Fairgrounds 11-3 For more information, Click Here
    Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:35 AM by Jill Adams
  • Santa Photos at Petsmart! Bring your pet to the Ontario Petsmart Saturday December 15 for a photo with Santa from 11am to 4pm. Digital photo w/holiday frame is $9.95 with $5 coming ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2012, 5:14 PM by Jill Adams
  • Pawzfest 2012 Photos!!! Pawzfest 2012 Photos - The photos are up! A huge thank you to Diana Dreibelbis of Old Nankin Road Photos for donating her services! They look great!!!
    Posted Oct 5, 2012, 11:31 AM by Jill Adams
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How do I adopt a animal from the Humane Society?
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals available through the Humane Society, there are several ways you can apply. You can download the adoption application available in the "Publications and Reports" section, fill it out and send it to: PO Box 114, Ashland, OH 44805. Or feel free to email any of our board members for more information. Also, Petfinder.com has more information on who to contact directly for each individual animal.

Are there any programs for spay/neutering my pets?
Any local veterinary clinic can offer a spay/neuter for dogs and cats. The Humane Society brings the RASCAL unit to Ashland once a month to offer low cost spay/neuters on an appointment basis. More information on that is available under the "Spay and Neuter" tab, and the dates are available on the events calendar each month.
How do I register my pets with Ashland County?
Dog licenses can be purchased at the Auditors office, the county Dog Shelter, and several convenience stores in the area. But the best way to attach an identity to your pet in case of loss/theft is microchipping. All of the animals that come into the HS are microchipped prior to adoption. If you have a pet that was not adopted through the HS and would like to have him/her chipped, many vets in the area will do so, and it is also a service offered at RASCAL.
What are the fees for adopting a Humane Society pet?
Currently our fees are $75 for a cat/kitten, $165 (as of June 1, 2010) for a dog/puppy. These fees help offset the cost of spay/neuter, vaccination, disease testing, worming, microchipping, and licensing.
Can I surrender my animal to the Humane Society?
We are an organization currently without a building, operating solely out of foster homes and the MANCI program. This unfortunately limits the number of animals we are able to take in from time to time. Our focus is to assist with animals that are "in danger". If you find you must surrender your animal, here are some things you should know.