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

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.

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 ahead of time, you can have a personal tour of the shelter.


What could be easier? A percentage of your purchases goes to the UCHS when you sign up with these merchants.
  • Kroger Community Rewards
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  • Amazon Smile
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    Go to 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 Sponsorships 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.


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 call 1-800-589-TAGS.

The more plates the Ohio Plate Fund sells, the more animals they can help. Learn more, or order now, at


Donations of Supplies

We are always grateful for donated supplies:
  • 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.
  • Any items on our Amazon Wish List. (Don’t forget to order from to add Amazon’s contribution to your donation.)
  • Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin Dog Food
  • Purina Pro Plan Sport Dog Food
  • Cat Litter (both scoopable and clay litter) – we use lots!!
  • Trash Bags - 13 gallon and 33 gallon size
  • Cat Food (Purina Pro Plan Adult, Purina Pro Plan Kitten Canned/Dry)
  • KMR Powder Kitten Formula
  • Stamps
  • Giftcards to JB’s Pet Corral, Wal-Mart, Tractor Supply, or Rural King
  • Paper Towels
  • Large black Kongs
  • Large Nylabones
  • Cat toys
  • Small soft treats (please, no more Milk Bones)
  • Dog collars, all sizes; no harnesses, please
  • Distilled water — we use to clean essential equipment

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!