Shelter News

Special President's Report

Having formally assumed the position of Executive Director on January 1, 2016, Jackie Godbey has played a crucial role in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Shelter continue to run smoothly. Her experience, knowledge and dedication were clearly in evidence throughout the year as she promoted the interests of the Humane Society and championed the cause of “Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.” With Lou Chriswell’s retirement at the end of 2015, there is no one better qualified than Jackie Godbey to keep the community informed as to our operations, plans, goals and aspirations. We are confident that her leadership as Executive Director will enable the Stark County Humane Society to enhance its well-deserved reputation as the premiere animal welfare organization in Stark County.

Jim Fidler
Board of Directors
Stark County Humane Society

Pet Allergies

We all have seen a friend or family member who suffers from allergies. But did you know, that our pets can also suffer from allergies? There are three main allergies that are seen in pets. More...

A huge Thank You to Cathy Cowgill Flowers

For their amazing support of the Stark County Humane Society. For the week of November 7-12th, 2016 if you took in a “Wish List Item” for the Shelter you received a free bouquet of flowers! Friday, November 11, 2016 we hosted an adoption event at the Cowgill’s from 1pm-4pm with five animals fnding their forever homes. On Sunday, November 13, 2016 they hosted Pet Photos with Santa for the Shelter. We would not only like to thank Kathy Cowgill and the fine staff of Cowgill Flowers but also all the wonderful friends and family of Kathy Cowgill Flowers!

Honoring those whom remember us

Honoring those whom remember us. Over the 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...

Howlin Good Time

October 22, Glenmoor Country Club, Halloween Party, 200 Guests, what a party we had! The SCHS partnered with Glenmoor Country Club for a “fun raiser” to raise funds for the replacement of the aging air handlers at the shelter. 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...

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...

Contact Us

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

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Calendar Of Events

  • October 27
    "Howling Good Time", Glenmoor Country Club

For more information on these events, please contact the shelter at (330)453-5529, or
e-mails us at