Is the Wayne County Humane Society a County Agency?

No. The Wayne County Humane Society (WCHS) is a private organization. It's an Ohio registered domestic nonprofit corporation with state tax exemption pursuant to Section 5739.02(B)(12) of the Ohio Revised Code and 501(c)(3) charitable organization status per federal tax regulations. WCHS is also a registered Ohio charitable organization with the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

WCHS is not funded by any county tax dollars. WCHS relies on the generosity of our community and companies to fund our operations and programs. Our income sources are adoption fees, fee-for-service contracts, fundraising events, grants and bequests.