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
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 … 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).… 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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