Who we are

The Wood County Humane Society was originally founded in 1904, and has been committed to the well-being of many different species of domesticated animals that require our help. In 1988, the Minniebelle Conley Shelter was established through the generous legacy of the Minniebelle Conley Trust, and our current location was built to provide these services, and has continually been doing so since. We are a private, non-profit, limited admission, 501(c) (3) organization and rely on the generous contributions and donations of our members and residents of Wood County. We do not receive any funding from the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States for our daily operations. We have a volunteer board consisting of 10-15 members annually. Composed of local leaders in our neighborhood, these individuals strive to connect our shelter with the community. They attend monthly meetings to discuss the administrative, fiscal, and policy related decisions for Wood County Humane Society. They also take on the responsibility of organizing community events, public relations, WCHS programs, and major events/fundraisers.

If you are interested in committing some of your time to serve the animals of Wood County and to increase exposure, awareness, and funds for the shelter, participating as a board member could be a great option. Please contact our Board Secretary for more information.

The shelter mainly houses cats and dogs, with the occasional pocket pet. These animals are spayed and neutered, and receive medical care by our shelter veterinarian, and daily cleaning and care is provided by our devoted shelter staff and volunteers. Most of our animals come to us through owner surrenders, strays (cats only), or through animal cruelty and neglect cases. 

The WCHS employs one full-time Humane Agent, which is made possible by funding granted to us from the Wood County Commissioners, annually.

The Wood County Humane Society strives to provide the best possible care for the animals at the shelter. With this mission of care, we also strive to provide services to our community, who love their animals too.

We offer a low-cost spay and neuter program, a temporary safe haven for animals as their owners flee from domestic violence, and food assistance for Wood County residents who have temporarily fallen upon hard times.

We are thrilled you have chosen adoption, and we know you will have a pleasant experience as the shelter staff aids you through the process. The link for our adoption process can provide more information. Of course, a staff member can be reached by telephone during our adoption hours to answer any questions you may have.