Shelter News

***** Shelter Hours During COVID-19 *****

Hours and scheduling adjusted to best follow CDC Guidelines

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

KENNEL HOURS (To see & adopt animals):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Wednesday and Sunday (until further notice)

As we continue through the pandemic, hours will be adjusted to best accommodate the animals and our community.

Wishing all of you safety and good health!

President’s Report

Spring, 2020 has been anything but a normal spring. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to rethink, regroup and find innovative ways to stay connected while practicing the social distancing and other health and safety measures needed to allow us to fight and contain the virus. More...

To Our Many Memebers and Friends

To maximize safety for all participants as we navigate through the Coronavirus Pandemic; to ensure the proceedings remained secure; and in conformity with Governor DeWine’s Order Prohibiting In-Person Meetings of more than 10 People, a Virtual Annual Meeting of the Stark County Humane Society Board of Directors was convened at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

At the Virtual Meeting, the 2019 Annual Report, Committee Reports, Treasurer’s and President’s Reports were approved; six incumbent Board Members were re-elected to three-year terms extending to March, 2023; and a new Board Member was elected to fill an unexpired term extending to March, 2021.

As we continue to adjust to these challenging times, our Executive Director, Employees, Veterinary Staff and Board of Directors wish to thank all of you for the support you provide in helping us to fulfill our Mission “To Speak for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves.”

Sincerely,

Jim Fidler
President
SCHS Board of Directors

Pet Obesity

One of the largest pet health hazards that I see on a regular basis is the obese pet. This can occur for several reasons, lack of proper exercise, feeding inappropriate amounts of food, or due to medical reasons. The most common cause is simple overfeeding. The guidelines on most pet foods labels are just that, rough guidelines. These recommended amounts must be adjusted to each animal. More...

10th Annual Ride for the Animals

This year’s Annual Ride for the Animals will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, beginning at the Canal Boat in Canal Fulton. This Will directly benefit the Stark County Humane Soc. Cost is $20 per RiderR & $10 per Passenger

  • The event will be held rain or shine and is open to ALL vehicles
  • First out at 12:00pm, last out at 2:00pm, all vehicles in by 5:00pm
  • Sign up at the Canal Boat Lounge in Canal Fulton starting at 11:00am
  • Prize for best hand
  • First 50 Riders will receive FREE T-Shirts
  • oor Prizes
  • Entertainment
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Stops to be Announced
Housebreaking Your New Puppy

There are many issues involved in training a puppy. The first thing that must be accomplished is house-breaking. This is a reasonably easy procedure when you routinely with your puppy. More...

Honoring those who remember us.

Over this past year we want to acknowledge the generosity of those what 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 to honor those who passed. More...

PawzShop.com Adoption Event

PawzShop.com 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 PawzShop.com for their continued support of the animals of our Shelter.

Please visit PawzShop.com to learn more about their mission.

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!

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...

Neutering

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...

Rocky’s JOURNEY

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 Petango.com. 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!*

Recycle

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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Contact Us

Telephone
(330)453-5529
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705
Shelter Address
5100 Peach Street, Louisville, Ohio 44641
E-Mail Address
info@starkhumane.org



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