Membership & Planned Giving
Members Make it Happen!
Members make it happen, and we need your help to save lives!
Annually, about 90% of our annual expenses are focused on food, medical assistance, and building maintenance to provide the safest environment for the animals in our care.
80% of the revenue generated to provide this care comes from individual donors and fundraising efforts.
It’s true: your financial support is what WCHS needs the most. Through the generous gifts of our members and patrons, we are able to save the lives of over 1,000 abused, abandoned, and neglected animals each year. That’s right: Your gift today can save a life tomorrow!
Interested parties can now choose from sustaining and annual memberships.
Sustaining memberships begin at $5 per month and can be made in any denomination at or above that level. They are an on-going (i.e., monthly) financial investment in WCHS and are our most reliable source of revenue each year. To enroll in a sustaining membership, click here.
Our annual members can choose from a variety of options, including:
Youth (for those under 18 years of age): $15/annually
Senior (for those 65+ years of age)/Student: $30/annually
All current members (with the exception of youth members) enjoy the following benefits: an invitation to our monthly Board meetings at which we discuss and plan for the future of WCHS; voting rights at our Annual Meeting with respect to Board nominees and other WCHS-related business; ability to buy tickets to any of our ticketed events before they go on sale to the public; exclusive membership pricing for select ticketed events; including in our quarterly mailer campaigns; and recognition as a member on our website and in shelter.
Youth members receive a personal membership card, an invitation to participate in exclusive Youth Club activities, recognition on our website and in shelter, and a $5 discount of volunteer orientation dues if she/he/they goes/go on to volunteer during his/her/their membership period.
All potential WCHS members must complete and return a copy of our Membership form, which can be found here. (Please return the form to us either via email at or via USPS at 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402). Membership dues can be paid via a credit card online by clicking here or via a check (made out to Wood County Humane Society) which should be mailed to the above address.
Making a planned gift is a meaningful way to carry forward your compassion and concern for pets. Planned or deferred gifts can be used to improve your current financial and tax situation, often right away. You can also earn a lifetime income from the investment of the assets that you donate.