WELCOME to the Humane Society of Adams County's website! We are NOT associated with the Humane Society of the United States, or any other animal welfare organization. We are a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) group made up completely of volunteers at this time. Many of us are citizens of Adams County; all of us are passionate about the welfare of pets in Adams County. Our organization has been in existence since 2005. We completed construction on a beautiful new Animal Shelter building in West Union in 2013. The building is not yet open because we put every donated dime for the past 9 years into the structure to make it the best it could be. Now we are working hard to raise the funds to hire a small staff to supervise a team of our wonderful supporters who wish to volunteer their time at the new building.  Why not open now with just volunteers? Because to do so would not be responsible to the animals we want to serve. Just as a restaurant cannot operate without a Manager, neither can we. If a pipe bursts in the middle of the night in January, a volunteer can decline to leave her safe, warm bed to deal with the crisis. A paid employee, however, has the professional obligation to act.  In order to avoid jeopardizing the health and safety of the animals in our care, we must wait until we have hired staff before we open the new Animal Shelter. How can you help?

1) Donate money.
2) Donate Cat Food, Dog Food, Laundry Detergent, Paper Towels, and other items we will use when we open. Every donated item reduces the cost to run the shelter, helping us stretch our funds even further to be able to afford to hire staff and open sooner!
3) Foster a pet. Even though we are not yet open, we still get calls every day from families who want to give up a pet. Your ability to temporarily house a dog, cat, puppy, or kitten could mean the difference between abandonment of an animal and helping that pet find a new home. The Humane Society will provide food, litter, medical care, and carriers/crates throughout the foster animal's stay at your home.
4) Don't just praise - help us fundraise! We hold a Howl-O-Ween Dinner Auction every October; a Rummage 4 Rover Sale twice a year; an Ice Cream Social in the early summer, and we attend fairs and festivals throughout the year. Your help at any of these events would be greatly appreciated!