Humane Society of Morrow County

Humane Society of Morrow County The HSofMC is a 501(c)(3) organization run solely by volunteers. We do not currently have a shelter; our adoptables are fostered within private homes. We are open Mondays 10:30-1:30, Wednesday 4-7 and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10-12.

Since 1974 our mission has been to promote animal welfare, relieve suffering and to educate the public. Our Animal Resource Center opened in 2016, our first brick and mortar location ever! We offer community assistance, educational opportunities and showcase adoptables there. Most of our adoptables are fostered in private homes but we do have a full time adoptable at our center that can be viewed during our regular hours OR by appointment. We pride ourselves in educating the public on the proper care and nutrition of any animal species and work long and hard on the sterilization of dogs and cats. We offer programs to assist with the sterilization of the counties' pets. We welcome any interest in fostering or volunteering that the community shows. Volunteers and foster families need not live within Morrow county to offer assistance. We offer monthly meetings open to the general public on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at our 16 S. Main St. location.

Mission: To Promote Animal Welfare. To Relieve Animal Suffering. To Educate The Public.

Operating as usual

****REWARD****LOST DOG:  MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA)Chevy  went missing on 9/6/20 from the 6000 block of St Rt 61...
09/07/2020

****REWARD****

LOST DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA)

Chevy went missing on 9/6/20 from the 6000 block of St Rt 61 in Mt Gilead.
Please contact 419-751-4051 with any information.

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY OHIO (FULTON AREA)Rowdy went missing from Fulton in August, around the 10th of the month.   Plea...
09/03/2020

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY OHIO (FULTON AREA)

Rowdy went missing from Fulton in August, around the 10th of the month. Please contact 740-360-0020 with any information. This is not the cat that was found last night hit by a car so please share to help get this sweet kitty home!

Tonight a kind citizen called regarding a cat hit by a car on St Rt 42. Our Humane Officer was able to pick up the cat a...
09/03/2020

Tonight a kind citizen called regarding a cat hit by a car on St Rt 42. Our Humane Officer was able to pick up the cat and have him humanely euthanized. He died with a kind hand on him and not alone. Poor little guy was less than a year old, covered in fleas and skin and bones. He’s in a better place. We are so glad that man cared enough to call and then waited with him until our officer arrived.

Here's Winnie. She was adopted earlier this year from us. She has lots of neighborhood furry friends she plays with and ...
09/01/2020

Here's Winnie. She was adopted earlier this year from us. She has lots of neighborhood furry friends she plays with and she adores her three kitty siblings. We are so happy to see her doing so well! Happy endings are the best!!!!

FOUND DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MARENGO/CARDINGTON AREA)Found 8/31/20 in the area of Co Rd 24 and Twp Rd 159. Contact the ...
08/31/2020

FOUND DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MARENGO/CARDINGTON AREA)

Found 8/31/20 in the area of Co Rd 24 and Twp Rd 159. Contact the Morrow County Dog Shelter at 419-946-1747 to claim the dog

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA)Lost 8/31/20 mid day at the KOA in Mt Gilead on St Rt 95. She is microchippe...
08/31/2020

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA)

Lost 8/31/20 mid day at the KOA in Mt Gilead on St Rt 95. She is microchipped and wearing a collar with a bell. She likely will not come to a stranger. She is about 13 lbs.

Contact the following with any information:
419-468-3315 or 419-565-5641

We are currently preparing for an online auction to raise funds for the animals we assist.  Due to COVID, donations and ...
08/29/2020

We are currently preparing for an online auction to raise funds for the animals we assist. Due to COVID, donations and support have been down drastically. We are looking for businesses that would be willing to donate items for the auction. Doesn't have to be anything big or expensive as many little items help as well. In return, we will acknowledge your business and share your information on our page and our website for a period of one month. Gift certificates are even great as they get people in the door to spend more money! We know a lot of businesses are struggling right now as well so it can be a win/win for everyone. Any goods and services are welcome for an auction item. We do ask that donated items be new. We do not have an exact date for the auction yet so stay tuned to our page for more details. If you would like to make a donation please reach out to us at [email protected] and the coordinator will reach out to you. You can also message us via facebook messenger.

An amazing gift from one of our long time supporters. Susan you are amazing!!
08/29/2020

An amazing gift from one of our long time supporters. Susan you are amazing!!

UPDATED 9/7/20:  DOG HAS BEEN FOUND! LOST DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MARENGO AREA)A camper at Cardinal Campground lost thei...
08/29/2020

UPDATED 9/7/20: DOG HAS BEEN FOUND!

LOST DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MARENGO AREA)

A camper at Cardinal Campground lost their dog the evening of 8/28/20.

Scout is a black and white Boston Terrier. If found please call 419-341-4941 or 567-219-6809.

Campbell also began his showcasing at Pet Supplies Plus today.  He's been with us a while and was previously at the stor...
08/29/2020

Campbell also began his showcasing at Pet Supplies Plus today. He's been with us a while and was previously at the store until COVID hit. He has come a long way. Once a very shy, timid kitty he now comes when you call him and loves attention. You can see in his picture below, at first we couldn't even touch him. He cowered in his kennel terrified. It's a miracle the can was even able to be removed from his head. He's a pretty cool kitty now! We are hopeful someone will fall in love with him soon. Stop in and meet him at 690 N State St Westerville.

08/29/2020
Sydney

Sydney began her showcasing at Pet Supplies Plus today. She arrived about two weeks ago from a local feral cat colony. She is absolutely adorable and is extremely loving. Stop in and meet her! (PSP, 690 N State St. Westerville)

It has taken us a while to compile this post. Many of you know Jazz our resident bunny. She came to us three years ago a...
08/29/2020

It has taken us a while to compile this post. Many of you know Jazz our resident bunny. She came to us three years ago after someone claiming to have found her in their yard brought her in. It was later determined they were her actual owners. She was not in the best health. Due to her, let's say gruff personality, we opted to keep her as a resident at our center. Over the years she has terrified many a volunteer with her standoffish nature. But we soon learned when you got her into your arms, she actually loved the attention. She would spend time loose in our center hanging with the cats who she NEVER let boss her around. She was a spitfire and she made it clear everything was on her terms, not yours. Jazz has experienced several health issues but she always seemed to bounce back. She made many a journey to her vet in Columbus and we are certain every time she went she thought to herself, why can't they just leave me alone! We loved her, attitude and all and sadly she passed away this month. Our center will not be the same without her and as we walk past her play yard and enclosure a tear will fall for a very long time. Rest peacefully Jazz, you are missed.

Good day my friends. I'm Bailey, I arrived in February of this year. I was not well when I arrived and I was pregnant. I...
08/29/2020

Good day my friends. I'm Bailey, I arrived in February of this year. I was not well when I arrived and I was pregnant. It was a scary time for me. Unfortunately my kittens did not make it but I grew stronger and stronger each day! My caregivers think I once belonged to someone as I am extremely loving and I think people are amazing. I began my showcasing at Pet Supplies Plus in July and I was beginning to think no one would ever want me. Black kitties have a superstition surrounding them but I have a little secret! We are actually the best kitties you will find. So I won't be lying when I say I was really worried I wouldn't find a family of my own. One day a man that had adopted from the HSofMC came into the store and saw me. He and his wife had a friend they thought I would be perfect for so they sent her my picture. She drove a really long way to come and meet me and decided I had to be hers. I have two kitty siblings where I now call home. I'm so thankful for each and every person that has been a part of my journey. It's been trying at times but as they say nothing worth having comes easy. I will be hanging my hat in Xenia, OH and I absolutely love my new mom!!

Hugs and kisses,
Bailey❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

It was a terrific week here at the HSofMC, I found my forever home. I've been at Pet Supplies Plus for almost 2 months. ...
08/29/2020

It was a terrific week here at the HSofMC, I found my forever home. I've been at Pet Supplies Plus for almost 2 months. The folks there were soooo nice to me but I longed for my own family. I had a rough start in life, found on the side of a busy road, most likely tossed from a car. I looked a little scary when I arrived but they tell me I sure got purty! I'm a bit of a wild child. My caregivers named me when I was three weeks old so they could even tell that early what kind of personality I had. Some of you that have met me can attest to that. Nothing slows me down. My new family thinks I'm amazing. I have three human sisters and a great new dad! Thanks to everyone that was part of my journey, it's been awesome! I'll be hanging my hat in Westerville, OH! I also included a picture of me when I arrived, I've come a long way right?!

Love
Roudy

HEADS UP! Next to the last clinic of the year!   We encourage you to register early as each clinic does fill up! Cats mu...
08/22/2020

HEADS UP! Next to the last clinic of the year! We encourage you to register early as each clinic does fill up!

Cats must be at least 2 months AND 2 pounds to be altered. We do not do dogs at this clinic and we cannot do vaccinations without an alteration surgery. Payment AND form must be received to secure a spot. There are no refunds!! Please read flyer in its entirety to clarify questions. We do not monitor posts for comments SO if you have a question, email us at [email protected]. This is open to Morrow Co residents only. Sadly, we have had people in the past use folks that they know that live in Morrow Co to circumvent this. Please don't do that. There are low cost resources available in other counties so we appreciate you not even attempting to be sly! 😜
Trapped ferals are accepted but must remain in the trap for drop off and pick up. Cats must arrive and leave in carriers or secure cages so prepare ahead!

NOTE!! if you register at our center in person you must have exact change. We do not have the ability to give change!

Check out my story...A few weeks ago, a lady left home in Marengo about 5:30 AM to head north 1-1/2 hours away.  She arr...
08/21/2020

Check out my story...

A few weeks ago, a lady left home in Marengo about 5:30 AM to head north 1-1/2 hours away. She arrived at the destination, was there for about 30 minutes and got back on the road toward Columbus. She pulled into the pet store in Westerville to grab some food. She can hear a faint cry. She thought there is no way there is a cat in my car. She came back out with one of the managers and looked all through the engine. A truck sitting next to her asked, are you guys looking for a cat because I heard one when you pulled in. No sign of anything so off she goes but at least she knows now she isn't crazy. She made another stop about 10 minutes away, heard the same noise. Looked, nothing. At that stop for about an hour. Comes back out, hears it again, doesn't see a thing. Gets back in decides, okay, I need to find someone to get this car up on a rack and see what's going on. Temperature was fast approaching high 80's that day so she was worried if there was a cat in her engine, it's probably not long for this world, IF it's even still alive. Three shops, no one would help, last shop, yes, let's get it up in the air. Immediately the owner hears the cry and says it’s stuck in the front bumper cover. Up on the lift it goes, underside pulled off and they see ME! They manage to squeeze their hands up in about a 5 inch opening and pull me out. SURPRISE!! I'm dehydrated (figure I've been in that bumper cover for over 200 miles and 5 hours at this point). I'm terrified, and she has to make another stop before getting me to someone that can help. I then decide I'm going to crawl up into the dashboard. Oh boy, she was not happy with me at that point. I had lodged myself up behind the glove box, quite the tight squeeze. She gets the car into the garage, opens all the doors and they decide to play a mama kitten meowing and guess what, I slowly come out. Is that my mama I ask!! NOPE, they tricked me! So that's how my venture began. They named me Volvo, after the car I decided to hitch a ride in. I spent a short stint in my finder's home and now I'm in my foster home which is going to be my permanent home because once they met me, they just couldn't resist. They had recently lost a kitty of their own and were still mourning the loss. They also adopted my new housemate Minnie last year from the HSofMC. I like it here, much better than being on I71 going 70 MPH in a bumper cover. I'm a warrior, an adventurer and a survivor. They will make my adoption final in September so for now I'm just glad to be alive and glad to be loved!! Here I am now in my amazing home with my amazing parents!

Always a warrior,
Volvo (AKA Dora (the explorer of course!)

08/21/2020
Sydney

Hi folks. My name is Sydney. I arrived this week at the HSofMC. My life before was one where I was on my own - me and my mom, no human family to call mine. But I'm hopeful that will happen real, real soon for me. I'm a bit shy still as I was living on the streets prior to being helped. I'll get there though because I'm finding these creatures that feed me are actually kind of cool. I'll be ready for a home of my own in September so I'll keep you posted when you add my adorableness to your home! For now, I'm just hanging out meeting some new friends and learning.

Yours truly,
Sydney

There is so much negativity in the world today that we thought it high time to share a heartwarming story!  Last year a ...
08/21/2020

There is so much negativity in the world today that we thought it high time to share a heartwarming story! Last year a local family found a stray dog at their home. She was emaciated, stunk and was generally in very poor health. They later discovered she also had heartworms...here is her story:

My name was Doggo. That hadn't always been my name but last year when I happened to find myself at a stranger's house they decided to call me that. I was in bad shape. I had a large tumor that had never been tended to, I was covered in fleas, I stunk and they later found out I had heartworms. I was a mess. This family didn't hesitate for a second to help me. They called the Humane Society and asked what they should do. One of their volunteers came to their aid providing food, flea meds and some overall friendly advice to help me. That first day I had a bath and most importantly I was surrounded by people that already loved me. They never knew my past, they couldn't find my owner but they figured most likely I had spent my most recent days on a chain, forgotten about and sadly not loved very much at all. Over the next few months I continued to have weekly baths to resolve my flea issue and the smell. My skin was a mess. I also received heartworm treatment. I can't believe how much they loved me and I surely can't believe how much money they spent on my care. They were truly the kindest people I had ever met. The past year has been spent lounging on comfy stuff, lots of great meals and most importantly long walks with my new found family and hugs galore. Many nights I lay and wonder how I got so lucky to have found them. But they told me they were the lucky ones. Last week my heart grew weaker and it was time for me to leave them. My last meal was a steak dinner and as I ate it I knew although my heart was weak it was so full of love. Many folks would have just dismissed me as a worthless stray and shipped me on but not them, they told me I was the best stray that ever found them. Life ended on a very positive note. I was blessed beyond belief. So next time you come across a dog that looks like they don't have a chance, think about giving them one, you might be amazed at what they have to offer. #loveastray

Love,
Doggo

FOUND CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA)Found off Rich Street. In good health, very loveable, male, to claim call 4...
08/21/2020

FOUND CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA)

Found off Rich Street. In good health, very loveable, male, to claim call 419-751-7221

Note: He went to the vet to check him out, the finders will provide updates for the owner at no cost, if worried about your cat please come and get him hes a delightful animal

UPDATE 8/21/20 : DOG HAS BEEN LOCATED!LOST DOG: KNOX COUNTY, OH (MT VERNON AREA)
08/21/2020

UPDATE 8/21/20 : DOG HAS BEEN LOCATED!

LOST DOG: KNOX COUNTY, OH (MT VERNON AREA)

Good day all, my name is Ivy. I arrived last year after living quite the life of uncertainty.  Life was not stable and f...
08/21/2020

Good day all, my name is Ivy.

I arrived last year after living quite the life of uncertainty. Life was not stable and for sure not mentally healthy for me and my pups. Thankfully, I found myself in the right hands and now I'm ready for a family of my very own. I know a lot of folks cringe at the sight of a pittie, but guess what, I'm actually a mix of staffordshire terrier and bulldog so there! I have a heart as huge as Texas and I absolutely love humans. Before I came to the HSofMC I just never really learned how to be a dog, but each day it's getting easier and easier. I get along with other dogs in my foster home, am crate trained and house broken. Earlier this year I received professional training from Black Paw Canine. They taught me it's okay to be a dog and sharpened up my manners a bit! I enjoy spending time with humans, lounging around and playing tug with my rope toy. I am estimated to be about 3 years old so I have a ton of life ahead of me! If you're looking for a loving dog that enjoys the outdoors and loves to cuddle I am most certainly your girl. Oh, and I cannot forget, car rides are my absolute favorite so maybe I'm your next hiking or road trip buddy? My adoption fee is $150. I am spayed and up to date on all vaccines. I also received surgery on my eyes this summer for a condition called entropian. My eyes are much better now but they can still be a little red sometimes. An adoption application can be found at hsofmc.org and my caregivers do require a home visit just to make sure it's a good fit for both me and you! Please note, a pit experienced home is ideal and will have first consideration.

Hugs,
Ivy

p.s. Even though kitties are nice, a cat free home would most likely be the best match for me.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF MELISSA RAMSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Huge thank you to everyone that contributed during the Big Give held by the Columbus Foundation!! Much needed funds duri...
08/06/2020

Huge thank you to everyone that contributed during the Big Give held by the Columbus Foundation!! Much needed funds during hard times!! We appreciate every one of you! $508.45 WAHOOOOOOOO!!!

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA-HIDDEN LAKES)Missing since the beginning of July.She was last seen at lot 37...
07/31/2020

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH (MT GILEAD AREA-HIDDEN LAKES)

Missing since the beginning of July.She was last seen at lot 370 in Hidden Lakes on Gumtree Lane. She has extra toes and was wearing a purple collar with a purple bell when she got out. Contact 740-692-1234 with any information. It is the cat on the left in the picture that is missing.

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OHMissing since September 2019, he was last seen on Township Rd 112 in Mt Gilead, OH. Contact 4...
07/28/2020

LOST CAT: MORROW COUNTY, OH

Missing since September 2019, he was last seen on Township Rd 112 in Mt Gilead, OH. Contact 419-610-4807 with any information.

LOST DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (GALION AREA)Missing from St Rt 19 and 288 (Northmor School area).  Contact 419-564-8497  wi...
07/28/2020

LOST DOG: MORROW COUNTY, OH (GALION AREA)

Missing from St Rt 19 and 288 (Northmor School area). Contact 419-564-8497 with any information.

Roudy and Bailey are at Pet Supplies Plus on showcase now. We have two applications in for Roudy so fingers crossed one ...
07/24/2020

Roudy and Bailey are at Pet Supplies Plus on showcase now. We have two applications in for Roudy so fingers crossed one comes through! Here is Roudy showing off her silliness (taken by one of the PSP neighbors and a long time supporter of us!)

Last year we had a tiny, frail, injured kitten brought to us. A man and his granddaughter had found it in the middle of ...
07/24/2020

Last year we had a tiny, frail, injured kitten brought to us. A man and his granddaughter had found it in the middle of a busy roadway. We named her Flower. Both of her eyes were damaged from whatever trauma she had endured but she had an amazing will to live. Hands down, one of the strongest kittens that has ever come into our care. She just never let anything stand in her way of having a good life. Eventually after recurrent eye issues, we opted to remove both of her eyes. Many on Facebook thought it awful that we did that, but we knew it was the best thing for her to have a happy, healthy life. And we knew how strong she was. After her surgery she had major complications and once again found herself fighting for her life. But with lots of amazing care, she pulled through. She was adopted not long after that to a couple in Columbus. Her story is one of resilience and never ending strength. She teaches us humans that no matter what life hands you, you gotta roll with it and most importantly you gotta keep moving forward and not give up. Here is an update from her family today. We just cannot believe how far she has come from that first day and she has taught us so much.....

......I thought I’d give you an update on how Flower (now Aella, pronounced “Ay-Luh”) is doing. I’ve also attached some pictures for you to see how much of a beauty she’s grown into. She has multiple nicknames, she believes she’s a puppy rather than kitty, and as you can remember is a little fireball. She’s getting clicker trained and comes when called. We have stairs but they’re no match for her, she has mind mapped everything and runs up and down the stairs better than myself at times. She plays fetch (like a puppy) and is the queen of the cat tree. She is probably one of the smartest cats I’ve known. She’s ornery and a love bug, and she’s gotten quite big considering she’s not completely filled out yet (already 13 lbs). She and our other cat, Nebula love playing and chasing each other, it’s quite entertaining.

p.s. be sure to look at the last picture of her condition upon arrival.

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16 S. Main St.
Mount Gilead, OH
43338

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Mailing address: P. O. Box 298 Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 Email is best method of contact [email protected]

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Monday 10:30 - 13:30
Wednesday 16:00 - 19:00

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(419) 947-5791

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