Humane Society of Warren County
It is our vision to be part of a community where every pet is a wanted pet.
The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to abandoned, abused, homeless and neglected animals in our community. We aim to educate pet owners on the importance of vaccinations and population control and to place adoptable pets in loving homes.
In late 2011, the Humane Society of Warren County began an aggressive campaign to increase adoptions and decrease the rate of unnecessary euthanasia. By the end of 2012, the animal shelter achieved no-kill status in the dog department for the first time in shelter history, with a 92% live release rate. At the same time, cat adoptions increased over seventy percent. Today, those life saving efforts continue. In 2016, HSWC could save over 95% of the animals that came into the shelter. Animals once thought disposable are now provided the medical and behavioral help they need and are given an opportunity for a second chance. This will be the Humane Society of Warren County's second consecutive year of being designated a no kill facility.
Vision: It is our vision to be part of a community where every pet is a wanted pet.
Stray dogs welcome Thursday-Tuesday 10AM-3:30PM.
All other animals are welcome by appointment.
1) HSWC accepts owned animals by appointment. When our shelter is full it means that there are no available kennels. We believe pets deserve a safe place to stay while they wait for a new home. Owners help us to save lives by waiting. While owners wait, we help them work with their pet on behavior problems and reach out to their own support network for re-homing options. We understand that every situation is unique and will always take a dog or cat if it is in immediate need or danger. We are slowing down our intake process so it is more manageable for our facility. We hope to become a resource for our community, and not a dumping ground. As the contracted public shelter for Warren County, we are saving more lives so the Humane Society of Warren County can be a no kill facility and Warren County can be a no kill community.
2) HSWC accepts healthy stray cats by appointment. When our shelter is full it means that there are no available kennels to house another kitty. If the stray cat is healthy we ask you to wait. Many stray cats are actually owned indoor/outdoor cats and will eventually make their way home. A cat has a much better chance of being reunited with its owner if it isn’t brought into the shelter. Less than 1% of stray cats brought to us are reclaimed. We want to give all community kitties a chance to find their way back home. We know that the community wants the same thing. Thank you for helping make HSWC a safe place for cats to stay while they wait for their forever home.