Shelter News

President's Report

The first snowfall and bitterly cold winds we experienced in Mid-November serve to remind us that winters in Northeast Ohio can be brutal. Caring for sick, abandoned and stray cats and dogs in the winter months presents daunting challenges and requires firm resolve and tireless, dedicated efforts to rescue and care for them in the hope they can be adopted into loving homes. More...

Holiday Giving Trees

We would like to thank and recognize the local veterinarians in our community that are hosting a Giving Tree for the animals of the Stark County Humane Society.


  • Animal Care Clinic
  • Stark Animal Hospital
  • Canton Veterinary Hospital
  • Lake Cable Animal Hospital
  • Thompson Animal Hospital

The trees in their lobbies will have ornaments with a Wish List Item on them. Take an ornament and bring your donation back to their office.

Wishing all of you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

Reverse Raffle & Silent Auction

The Reverse Raffle will be held on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019

The dinner will be held at Skyland Pines Country Club and Hors d’Oeuvres begin at 6:30pm.

The Silent Auction will open at 6:30 pm and will close at 7:30pm. The dinner will start at 7:30 pm with the Raffle immediately following. Tickets are $175.00 per couple and includes the Hors d’Oeuvres, and Open Bar from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Dinner for two and, of course, your chance in the Reverse Raffle!


Pet Obesity

With the Holidays upon us, we all get worried about gaining weight. The same holds true for our pets. Over time, obesity can, weaken the heart, cause arthritis, reduce stamina and cause inflammation which may result in cancer. Diabetes can also occur. More...

Pet Adoption/Photos with SANTA!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO Cathy Cowgill Flowers for their amazing week of fundraising for the animals of the Stark County Humane Society! Kathy and her team gave over 190 bouquets to the donors of Wish List Items for our Shelter. That Friday, we had a Pet Adoption Event at the Flower Shop and did find three fur friends their forever homes! The week ended with Pet Photos with Santa! An absolute remarkable turn out for Santa Photos!

On behalf of all of us here at SCHS and our furry friends, thank you!

Honoring those who remember us.

Over this past year we want to acknowledge the generosity of those who are no longer with us or their family members, who remembered the Humane Society while suffering the loss of a loved one. We thank you for thinking of the animals during a very difficult time and would like to honor those who passed. More...

Selecting A Healthy Pet

No matter where you are looking for a new pet, there are some things to look for that will help you select one with minimal health issues. This holds true no matter the source of the pet - breeder or shelter/rescue group. More...

Blue Green Algae Toxicity

During the past several years, there has been a increase in the number of algae blooms in Ohio’s lakes and ponds. What many people do not realize, is that some of these algae blooms are caused by a type of algae called Blue Green Algae. More... Adoption Event will be sponsoring an adoption event for the animals of the Stark County Humane Society on Friday, December 22 from 6 - 8 PM at the shelter.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank for their continued support of the animals of our Shelter.

Please visit to learn more about their mission.

Walkin’ the Dogs!

Spring 2018 is an exciting time at the shelter. We are creating a mile-long, all-weather walking path, perfect for our wonderful staff and volunteers to exercise our dogs waiting for their fur-ever homes.

Our path is partially funded by PAWZ. com and The Wendell and Magdalen Jenkins Trust, but we need your help to nish the job.

On September 22, we are hosting a “Purr-fect Evening for a Howlin’ Good Time” to raise the remaining funds needed to construct the path and the brick “paw”tios.

Being held at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Canton, enjoy great food and drink. Dance to the sounds provided by Nikolina and bid on a limited number of ne items up for auction!


Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Jackie at 330-453-5529.

Stark County Humane Society Walking Path and "Paw"tio Area

You can help in the creation of a mile-long, all-weather walking path at our shelter with a 4x8 BRICK DONATIONS:

  • LEVEL 1: 20 Characters (No Symbol) $59.95
  • LEVEL 2: 40 Characters (No Symbol) $69.95
  • LEVEL 3: 42 Characters + Symbol or 60 Characters (No Symbol) $79.95

Download the order form here or Contact Jackie at 330-453-5529.

Cinnamon's Story

Cinnamon is a 27 year old Pony of the Americas mare that came to the Humane Society from a backyard in East Canton with a body condition score of 1/9. Despite her age and shocking condition, the old girl has a great will to live! When she rst arrived at the farm, it took her 4 days to pass a pile of manure! A normal horse will pass 4-8 piles of manure per day! Cinnamon has been with us for 2 weeks and she gets a little stronger everyday!

She nickers with joy when we bring her food and she even trots around her paddock. She is slowly but surely gaining weight and shedding hair. She gets fed four times a day with senior feed and hay, plus small turnout sessions four times a day. Once she is stable enough, she will have her teeth oated and will receive vaccinations. We will continue to post updates on Cinnamon and we are happy so far with her recovery process!

Church & Dwight

We would like to thank Church & Dwight of Old Port, OH for their generous donation of cat littertotaling 64,000 POUNDS!

We received the frst truck load on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and would like to thank Gary of Car Kare LLC for transporting it to the shelter and the SCHD staff for unloading the cat litter! On Tuesday, March 21, we would like to thank the local company for transporting the litter, they have chosen to remain anonymous! For the second load we had a friend of the Humane Society offer to bring and use his company’s tow motor to unload; a thank you to Bob Phillips from Action Recycling! We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who helped make this possible!

Foster Kittens for the Humane Society

The Humane Society of Stark County needs loving individuals to become Foster Parents for kittens. With so many orphaned kittens it is overwhelming for the shelter to care for these little babies. Please consider becoming a Foster Parent. More...


We have all heard the term neutering at one time or another. But what exactly does it mean and WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT? More...


On January 8, 2017 at 5:14am Rocky came into our Shelter. It was apparent he had a hard life and was in need of medical attention. More...

Sadly, It Is a Story That We Hear All Too Often

Life happens, & the pets become less of a priority. However, sometimes they don’t become a priority at all & end up neglected. One of the most common neglect injuries that we see at the Humane Society is an embedded collar. More...

Feeding and Stimulating the Kitten

When the kittens are brought home, set up the box with the heating pad in the bottom, followed by puppy pad and then hand towels or small thin blanket. (Heating pad should be positioned so that the kittens can maneuver away from it.) More...

Foster the Fuzzies

The shelter is always looking for foster homes for the motherless kittens that come in during Spring and Summer. This is a serious commitment and requires sincere love and dedication to those in need. Depending on the age of the kitten(s) they may require to be fed every two hours and be stimulated! The Shelter does require that any interested person come into the Shelter and fill out an application.

Want to help those in need, but cannot forster? Please consider donating items for the Foster Kitten Take-Home Box (newborn to three-week old kittens):

  • Plastic Storage Tub to house kittens*
  • Package of bottles and nipples*
  • Container of KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement)
  • Box of rice cereal powder
  • Wash Clothes*
  • Hand Towels*
  • Soft blanket*
  • Puppy pads*
  • Heating pad*
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Roll of paper towels

*These items are to be returned to the Humane Society Shelter when the kittens are ready for adoption.

Volunteer Orientation

The Stark County Humane Society hosts a volunteer orientation every Saturday here at the Shelter. Orientation for volunteers is at 11:00am. Please come to the lobby of the Shelter. The Shelter is located at 5100 Peach St NE, Louisville. We recommend interested individuals to come out for orientation and we encourage you to speak with your veterinarian prior to volunteering. Many of us just want to give back. With this, you need to make sure your children, and pet(s) at home are protect from any possible fomite and zoonotic diseases.

Stark County Humane Society Facebook

We would like to invite all members to join us on Facebook. Our site is, Stark County Humane Society. Give us a “like” and keep up with all the wonderful animals of the Stark County Humane Society. The staff would like to recognize Shetzi Powers as our Facebook mistress! She updates the site daily.

Not only is she working diligently on pet photos but also on keeping all the upcoming events and outreaches posted. For the most current details of the Stark County Humane Society “Like” Stark County Humane Society.

For those whom choose not to go on Facebook you may also see our adoptable animals on As always, for more information please call the Shelter at (330) 453-5529 or visit our Facebook page.

Stark County Humane Society/Stark County Dog Warden

Last year, the shelter began working directly with the Stark County Dog Warden’s office to help place dogs at our shelter when the pound becomes full.

In 2012, the shelter along with the SCDW transferred 306 stray dogs into the Stark County Humane Society. By the shelter opening its doors to the “pound dogs” the SCDW was able to drop their euthanasia by 73%. We would like to thank the Stark County Dog Wardens Office, the staff and Board of the Stark County Humane Society for making these transfers a true success for the dogs and their forever families!

Your Kindness Can Live Forever

The animals of the Stark County Humane Society will need your help during your lifetime and forever. If you wish to remember them in your will or through your life insurance policy, our proper name is Stark County Humane Society. In providing for the animals by making the Shelter beneficiary, you can provide for the animals needs after your gone.

*Animals are not lesser creatures than humans; they are just packaged differently!*


The shelter is always in need of newspapers. We accept newspapers as long as they are bagged and or bundled. The shelter recycles any paper we cannot use for the animals. More...

No Time Limit...

Sometimes we see some confusion on our no time limits on animals up for adoption. We have noticed recently that a lot of misinformation has been conveyed to the public regarding our policy. More...

“Never Too Old To Be Loved” – We Continue Our Work

Several years ago, we introduced our public awareness campaign, “Never Too Old To be Loved,” to our membership. This campaign is designed to educate the public regarding the many adult dogs and cats in our care. More...

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705
Shelter Address
5100 Peach Street, Louisville, Ohio 44641
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