Our History


In 2005, a local group of caring individuals got together and decided that the homeless companion animals of Adams County, Ohio, deserved more attention. Shortly thereafter, the Humane Society of Adams County, Inc., was formed. This non-profit 501c3 organization is dedicated to providing humane care and treatment to all animals brought into the shelter. HSAC is also committed to providing educational and volunteer programs to the citizens of Adams County, concerning the humane treatment of animals, prevention of cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of animals.  The goal of HSAC is further to reduce the pet over population in the county by offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics.

For seven years, the Board of Directors for the Humane Society met in a room of the National Bank of Adams County in West Union. The group's main focus was acquiring enough money to build a brand new animal shelter. In 2012, that dream became a reality when ground was broken for the new facility in West Union.  Construction of the shelter was completed in the spring of 2013. It took another two years of dedicated fundraising to finally have the capital to hire a staff. All of the phone calls, letter-writing, organizing, dreaming, planning, and hard, hard work have finally paid off: the new Humane Society Animal Shelter held its official Grand Opening on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  The new shelter has 20 kennels for dogs and 26 enclosures for cats, as well as a meeting room, laundry room, office space, and acreage for exercising the animals. 

HSAC is a wonderful organization. Every year, services are expanded to help more animals and people in Adams County, Ohio. Join us in our efforts by calling (937) 544-8585 today.