Tuscarawas County Humane Society Board

Learn more about our board members.

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Board of Directors

  • President: Kelly Schoelles
  • Vice President: Kelli Hiltbrand
  • Secretary: Michelle Pipes
  • Treasurer: Sarah Keplinger
  • Nick Alleshouse
  • Maria Lyell
  • Sarah Wymer
  • Donald Taylor
  • Jeff Locker

Shelter Director: Haley Predragovich, RVT

About the Board of Directors

The board works to improve fiscal management, enhance fundraising, have legislative involvement, and greater community awareness/education. There are standing committees for adoption, finance, membership, fundraising, public relations/humane education, shelter planning and nomination.

Board Meetings

We encourage you to participate in our mission to provide care for those animals that cannot help themselves and putting an end to animal cruelty in our county. We invite you to our monthly board meeting to voice your suggestions and questions.

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society Board of Directors meets the fourth Wednesday every other month. If you wish to attend a meeting please message the board secretary in advance at [email protected] or call (330)343-6060 to be placed on the agenda.

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society FAQs

You may be surprised how many animals we support in a year.

Currently, we accept animals that come to us from the activities of the Humane Officer, pound rescues and other rescue situations. Our organization serves as a community resource when adult protective service needs assistance in placing animals owned by their clients. We respond to requests from the health department when properties are no longer fit for human or animal occupancy. We assist local law enforcement with animals running at-large, that may need to be kept until their owners can be contacted. We also assist those pet owners who are hospitalized and have no family resources to care for their pets.

Approximately 100 dogs per month enter the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound with a euthanasia rate around 50 percent. Presently, the only affiliation between the dog pound and the Humane Society is that the Humane Society will now take in dogs from the pound, when space allows, so the animals are not euthanized. These are all things that now can be achieved with the operation of our shelter.

Our shelter is set up to house about 20 to 30 dogs and about 30 to 40 cats.

We receive cats, dogs, horses, goats, cows, chinchillas, ferrets or any animal that is suffering from abuse or neglect. All the animals in our care receive appropriate vet care and are spayed or neutered before they are placed in their forever home.

We are very appreciative of any donations, whether they are supplies, monetary donations or volunteering for our shelter. The fact that the Tuscarawas County Humane Society has been able to make vast improvements and increase the services that it provides (in an economy that is still struggling to recover) is a great testament to the passion and caring that our community has for animals that cannot help themselves.