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.

Through this crisis, our Executive Director, Employees and Veterinary Staff have diligently, conscientiously and effectively maintained the stringent health and sanitary measures at the Shelter and skillfully used social and telecommunications media to enable us to continue to work with the public and follow our mission of caring and finding loving homes for the sick, injured and stray animals in Stark County.

By having individuals call the Shelter for appointments (330-453-5529) we have been able to continue to accept owner surrenders, sick and injured stray companion animals and orphaned puppies and kittens without exhausting our supply of kennels. We have remained open for adoptions by appointment, which enables us to limit the number of visitors to the Shelter at any one time. We have continued to respond to calls of cruelty or neglect. As of May 1, 2020, we had adopted out 69 dogs and 65 cats and responded to 33 cruelty/neglect calls. We are returning to the PetSmart adoption locations.

All of this has been accomplished in spite of unprecedented challenges because of the support of the community.

“To Speak for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves.”

Jim Fidler, Board President

Contact Us

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