Photograph of the shelter


6-6-2022 Effective Immediately:

Due to staffing shortages, animal surrenders will usually be accepted only between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday-Thursday and 10 am - 3 pm Friday- Sunday. For emergencies call 419-294-4477 for advice on individual situations. The HOPE Clinic and the equine rescue remain by appointment as before.


The Wyandot County Humane Society (WCHS) is the only shelter of its kind in the Northwest/North central Ohio region.  Please call ahead to surrender large animals or more than three at a time.Please call when you arrive in the parking lot and a staff member will do the intake paperwork over the phone with you.  Someone will then come to your car to assist you.  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. In addition, there is never any charge for surrendering an animal, although donations are always very much needed and appreciated.   Adoptions are also by appointment, and you can view most of our adoptable animals on  For details see our Adoption page.




 Help Wanted


 We continue to struggle to have enough shelter workers to maintain services. We have had to decrease some services. We need shelter workers part-time and full-time. The shelter is staffed two shifts, 7 days a week. At this point if we can't find additional workers we will have to consider further reduction of services.