Services & Programs
To report suspected animal cruelty, neglect, and/or abandonment, please contact our shelter at 419-352-7339, or complete a report that will be sent directly to Humane Agent. If you are calling after hours, and it is a life or death emergency involving cruelty, neglect, and/or abandonment of animal, please contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office at 419-354-9001.
Looking for some training assistance for your new pet, or looking to teach an old dog new tricks? We offer a four week, one-on-one, hour long class for adopters and members of the public at the shelter with our Certified Professional Dog Trainer, April. Classes cover the basics, but we are flexible to meet your needs as well. Have the basics covered, we can work on advanced tricks and skills as well! Contact us today with questions or to set up your training sessions.
Low Cost Spay/Neuter
We offer low cost spay/neuter appointments for outdoor stray and feral cats. This program is intended to fix stray and feral cats residing outdoors and that have a caregiver feeding and maintaining the colony. It is not for the friendly stray cat that was found with the intention of keeping as a pet. We generally have weekly appointments available, and the cost is $35 per cat. For safety of our medical team and the cat, they must come in a live trap, will receive a rabies vaccine, and an ear tip. To schedule your appointment, please contact the shelter. Staff will provide you with an appointment reminder call and pre- and post-operation care instructions.
For dogs and owned cats, please contact Humane Ohio, a low cost spay and neuter clinic based in Toledo.
Pet Food Assistance
We all love our pets and know what type of support they can offer us, especially when times get tough. Our food and cat litter bank is for Wood County residents only, and is large enough to help a few families each week, but unfortunately it is not large enough to help the same homes on a regular basis. We will do what we can to help you and your companions as you recover. We also offer food assistance for caregivers of free-roaming cat colonies to encourage spaying and neutering, and continual care of these felines. Please fill out and submit your application with your driver’s license.
Barn cats are the “Clint Eastwood’s” of cats… generally hearty, healthy, tough, and ready to earn their keep! Barn cats can help “naturally” and affordably control rodent problems. By placing these barn cats, they are given a job and second chance doing what they do best. Barn cats can save you money by eliminating and discouraging rodents from scavenging and nesting near your feed, crops, and home, without poisons or messy traps and glue pads. We ask that barn cats are still provided with food, water, shelter, and basic humane care, and we strongly encourage placing two or more cats at a time. You will not have to worry about any unwanted litters since all the barn cats coming from the shelter are sterilized before placement. They are also current on all vaccines. Please contact us for availability, or if you have barn cats you are hoping to relocate.
Also check out the acclimation video on how to safely introduce new/feral cats to your barn!
If you are a survivor of domestic violence and have pet(s) that you need help sheltering until you are able to make arrangements for them to be back in your life, please contact the Cocoon Shelter at 419-373-1730 for options.