We would first like to take this opportunity to graciously thank you for considering fostering one of our animals in need. We have written this guide to hopefully answer any questions that you may have and to give you some guidance in the fostering program.
- We ask that any animal that you own be current on their vaccinations and be spayed or neutered before we can safely place one of our animals in your home. This is very important as we do not want any accidental litters and at
The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley has been in existence for 150 years and can boast of being the oldest organization of its kind in the State of Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA. Come be a part of this caring organization by becoming a HSOV Volunteer. What you do as a volunteer makes a HUGE difference in the lives of the shelter animals while they await their forever homes. HSOV General Orientation is every Sunday beginning at 1P.… Read More
THE HSOV dogs and their volunteer walkers now have a fantastic walking path thanks to an enterprising young man, Devin Aufdenkampe, who had the vision and created the path as his Eagle Scout Service Project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Devin did the design, planning, fundraising/getting donations and implementation along with the help of his fellow boy scouts, troop leaders, and his parents (Mr and Mrs. Craig Aufdenkampe).
The project was successfully completed on Saturday, May 13 2017. These random photos were taken as the work began and continued throughout the day. We love the twin benches … Read More
HSOV (Humane Society of the Ohio Valley) is under construction and TEMPORARY foster homes are urgently needed.
We are currently having a new roof and drain system installed and are temporarily unable to house any dogs in the area that is being repaired. The intake of dogs (and cats) increases dramatically during the spring and summer months and we are running out of room.
We have been very fortunate that for many years we have not had to euthanize due to lack of kennel space. Our community and supporters have always stepped up for the shelter animals and for … Read More
This is a bit long, but if you have ever considered volunteering, please bear with me.
I began volunteering at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley early in 2014 after seeing a plea on this very Facebook page for dog walkers. I remember walking in that first time, hearing the dogs barking, thinking “What a sad place this is. All of these animals are here have nowhere else to go.” That is a sentiment I hear a lot while interacting with people during events. Most of the comments are similar to “I appreciate what you do because I … Read More
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley is seeking volunteers to walk dogs and spend time with cats. Human contact and time outside of the kennels reduces stress for the animals in our care and helps them be more adoptable. We have a group dog walk/cat cuddle 3 times a week. Message me if you have any questions-or just show up -no appointment necessary!… Read More
Fostering is an important way of helping shelter dogs and cats in so many ways. Foster moms (and dads) are always needed, and this doesn’t necessarily have to be a long-term commitment on your part. There are several reasons why a dog/cat might need a temporary home. Many times we just need a short-term place for a dog or cat awaiting transport. Pregnant/nursing mothers or dogs/cats who aren’t adapting to shelter life appreciate and benefit from the hospitality of a real home environment. And with kitten season fast approaching, we are always desperate for foster families who can help with … Read More
It was an amazing afternoon at HSOV volunteer orientation! First came Tim Connolly (“Otis” adopter), and Beth Ann Casto (who has been wanting to become a HSOV volunteer for quite awhile and decided to join us today). As if “two” new volunteers wasn’t fantastic enough, later came “Justin” (my apology for not having his last name with me at this moment) who plans to return with his high school group (HPAC). Welcome Tim, Beth, and Justin! Thank you for wanting to make a difference in the lives of the HSOV shelter pets! Thank you, Brenda Stewart DeWees, for sharing … Read More
Welcome new volunteers Danielle Richards, Vickie Chapin, Jessica and Andy Gill! You know you are dedicated to become a volunteer when you complete orientation during a thunderstorm with a tornado warning. The Gills and their children are also considering becoming a foster family for the Humane Society. We are happy to welcome you to our team.… Read More
Have you ever seen one of those sweet faces of a shelter dog or cat staring at you from your computer and wished you could adopt, but your circumstances prevented a long term commitment?
Have you ever wondered how you can help save the life of a shelter dog or cat?
Becoming a temporary foster family for a dog or cat may be your solution. Homes are needed for as little as two weeks or as long as four months.
Dogs and cats that are in foster homes … Read More
I just can not adopt an animal – how can I help?
- A monetary donation is always a way to help
- A donation of your time as a volunteer is most appreciated by both the animals and the staff
- If you can share some of your time there are many things that you could choose to do:
- Public Relations
- Fund Raising
- Animal Bathing/Grooming
- Folding Newspapers
- Petting/Socializing Animals
- Answering Requests in Animals Wanted Book
- Taking Animals to Nursing Homes
- Helping with Adoption Days at Local Stores
- Giving Out Treats
If you wish to volunteer:
Complete our Volunteer Form
If … Read More