Your Donations and Gifts of your Time are Critical to our Success|
It takes a lot to run a private nonprofit Humane Society each year. Being privately funded, yet also operating as the local “animal shelter” in Union County,
we are the only facility for strays in the County. Here are some of our needs and how you can help.
Financial donations are absolutely critical to our success! We have a $300,000 budget and it all comes from people just like you!
Make a secure payment with your credit card; no PayPal account required.
Make a secure, re-occuring online donation right now, through our partners at Just Give.
BY MAIL OR IN PERSON
If you prefer to mail a check, write “donation” in the memo line and send to:
16540 County Home Road
Marysville OH 43040
If you would rather stop by UCHS during open hours, we accept all major credit cards. If you email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time,
you can have a personal tour of the shelter.
GIVE WHEN YOU SHOP
What could be easier? A percentage of your purchases goes to the UCHS when you sign up with these merchants.
KENNEL AND CAT ROOM SPONSORSHIPS
- Kroger Community Rewards
Go to KrogerCommunityRewards.com to enroll. (You need to renew each year.)
- Amazon Smile
Go to smile.amazon.com to enroll.
Go to iGive.com to enroll. Shop thousands of stores, and a percentage goes back to UCHS. You also get access to special store coupons
We offer Kennel Sponsorships and Cat Room Sponsorshops for the year.
For $400, you can sponsor a kennel or have your name displayed in the cat room. Your contribution will help
UCHS provide the best possible care for the dogs and provide you with the personal reward knowing that you helped those in need!
It's a great family or civic group project!
To learn more about sponsorships, including paying by check, making it a group effort, or changing the name we acknowledge from the name on the credit card, go to the Sponsorship page.
OHIO PET LICENSE PLATES
The Ohio Pet License Plates are vehicle registration tags that raise funds for education,
spay and neuter of pets for low-income families, and for dogs and cats adopted from qualifying agencies.
Even if you have just renewed
your license plates, you can still
buy the plate for $25. Simply visit
your deputy registrar's office, or
The more plates the Ohio Plate Fund sells, the
more animals they can help. Learn more, or order now, at PetsOhio.com.
Donations of Supplies
We are always grateful for donated supplies:
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
- Our dogs eat 200 lbs. of food a week —- that’s more than 5 TONS per year.
- Our kittens and cats use more than 96 lbs. of litter a week —- that’s 2.5 TONS per year.
- We use more than 31,000 paper towels per year to keep our shelter safe and clean.
- Dog Food (In an effort to feed a consistent diet to our animals, we've partnered with FROMM and proudly feed FROMM CLASSIC - it also comes in UCHS Purple Bags!! We still gladly accept all food donations and request that meat be one of the first ingredients if possible)
- Cat Litter (both scoopable and clay litter) - we use lots!!
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Trash Bags - 13 gallon and 33 gallon size
- Cat Food (Purina Pro Plan Adult, Purina Pro Plan Kitten Canned/Dry)
- Dish Soap
- Batteries (AAA and 9 Volt) for microchip scanners
- Glass Cleaner
- Giftcards to JB's Pet Corral, Wal-Mart, Tractor Supply, or Jack's Pets
- Paper Towels / Toilet Paper
What type of dog food to buy?|
Since we don't put a time limit on any of our animals, some of them have extended stays. Dog food with meat as the first ingredient provides the best nutrition for the animals to keep them healthier, with fewer digestive problems, in what can be a stressful environment. We then mix the premium food with other quality food, so that we can give the dogs the nutrition they need, while being good stewards of all donations. Purina Pro Plan is the most commonly-found premium food.
We appreciate ALL donations, and we are grateful for all support!
HOST A SUPPLY DRIVE
There are a variety of ways to host a Pet Supply Drive. . . the only limits are your imagination! Check out more Pet Supply Drive ideas.
Once your group or business collects items or donations, our staff can arrange pick up. We would also be happy to give a presentation on our shelter, dog safety or pet care. We’ll bring a shelter friend with us if you’d like!
Or, you are welcome to bring items to UCHS during open hours and have a tour of our facility and meet some new furry friends!
Gifts of Time and Talent
Your time is just as valuable as money and supplies, particularly if you have a certain skill that we can use! Just like any other facility, we have repair issues, maintenance issues and things just happen to break down and fall apart. If you can donate your time to help with these sorts of things,
or with adoption events, special events, dog walking or anything else, please submit a volunteer application. |
Steps for becoming a volunteer at the Union County Humane Society:
You will be invited to attend a volunteer session after your application is reviewed by our volunteer coordinator.
Volunteer orientation sessions are normally held the second Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at the shelter.
If you don’t receive a response within 72 hours of submitting your application, please check your spam folder as all applications are responded to.
Email any questions to Tracey Freeland at email@example.com. Thank you.
We thank the Union and Logan county communities for their willingness to help.