The Wyandot County Humane Society operates a regional animal shelter and wildlife rehabilitation facility at 9640 County Hwy 330 in Upper Sandusky, OH. The shelter cares for more than 10,000 animals each year.We are staffed 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for taking in animals. Appointments are required to surrender large animals, unusual animals, giant breed dogs, and groups of three or more animals. (There is always a volunteer on duty overnight.) We never turn any animal away, regardless of the kind of animal (domestic animals, wildlife, livestock, exotics), what county it is from or the reason it has to be surrendered. There is also a drop-off facility at the Humane Society farm annex and Equine Rescue located south of Carey, OH on State Rt 199. NO ONE IS EVER CHARGED FOR BRINGING AN ANIMAL IN. NO ANIMAL IS EVER TURNED AWAY.
The shelter is heated, cooled, and ventilated to provide a comfortable environment. Sick and injured animals receive veterinary treatment and all animals are immunized to prevent disease transmission. If needed, animals are treated for both internal and external parasites and bathed and groomed as time permits.
Animals are made available to approved homes. It is the belief of the Humane Society that companion animals belong with people. Considerable effort is spent counseling potential adopters on the proper care and training of their pet and matching the right pet to the right home. No animal is placed in a home that is felt to be unsuitable.
Included in the very reasonable adoption fee is the spaying/neutering of the animal as well as all immunizations, including rabies, and ID tag. All dogs are tested for heartworm and started on heartworm prevention.
The shelter has up to 200 animals at any one time and usually has about 120 available for placement. Unfortunately, as room for more animals is needed, hard decisions must be made and animals must be euthanised. The choice is made by the people working with the animals every day and is based on factors such as adoptability, current health, age, behavior, etc. Euthanasia is carried out by caring, compassionate, certified euthanasia technicians using only the latest techniques and best materials. These personnel undergo periodic retraining, psychological counseling and support on an ongoing basis to allow them to do the best job possible.
ANIMAL RESCUE: WCHS has a fully-trained staff, all necessary equipment, and several specially designed vehicles to handle problems involving animals in the community and around the region. All advice, consultations, and services are free on an as available basis. Emergency veterinary support is available for shelter animals only, 24 hours a day.
The Wyandot County Humane Society has trained investigators to provide expert advice to local law enforcement agencies concerning complaints of cruelty and neglect. The organization is run by a permanent volunteer board of directors, and is completely funded by tax-deductible contributions and a volunteer-operated charitable bingo. The organization receives no money from federal, state, or local government agencies.
HOPE LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM: H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pets Everywhere) is a non-profit sister organization of the Wyandot County Humane Society. HOPE’s primary purpose is to prevent cruelty to animals by providing low cost spay/neuter and preventive health care services to help reduce the number of unwanted pets. Appointments are available Monday through Friday for low-cost spaying and neutering of pets, regardless of county of residence or income level. A current price list can be found at the WCHS website.
WYANDOT COUNTY EQUINE RESCUE: The Wyandot County Equine Rescue has facilities available to transport, shelter, rehabilitate and adopt rescued and surrendered horses, donkeys and mules. Animals are made available to appropriate homes and are placed on a “lifetime lease” basis. Surrenders and adoptions are by appointment.
EDUCATION: The staff and volunteers are available to speak to local groups and for tours of the shelter and the Equine Rescue facility. Literature is available on many issues involving animals and can be used by students and others researching for papers and discussions. Special events like Pawzfest, the Horsemanship Clinic, open houses, and our popular booth at the Wyandot County Fair showcase our facilities and animals and allow people to talk directly with the organization’s staff and volunteers. We hope to see you there and at our shelter!
WCHS, WCER, & HOPE:
WHERE PEOPLE REALLY CARE
Call 419-294-4477 for more information about the following special events: