Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Tuscarawas County Humane Society a kill shelter?

We are not a kill shelter. But, in some circumstances of aggression or extreme illness, the animal would be humanely euthanized.

How is Tuscarawas County Humane Society different from the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound?

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society is different from the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound in that we do not take owner surrenders, do not euthanize for space or time and are not funded by the county.

I called about a cruelty situation and nothing was done.

Cruelty investigations are always conducted when a report is received. Education is the first attempt at rectifying a bad situation. However, the Tuscarawas County Humane Office can only enforce what the state of Ohio laws allow. Animals cannot be seized unless the basic elements of care - water, food or adequate shelter - are missing.

Does a veterinarian see all adoptable animals?

Yes. All animals that enter the sanctuary of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society Shelter are tested for either heartworm, feline leukemia or parvo; updated on current vaccines; given flea, tick and heart worm prevention; dewormed; and spay/neutered if at an appropriate age.

We are moving to a new apartment that does not allow animals. Can we bring my pet to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society so that it can be adopted?

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society does not take surrendered animals.