Why isn’t WCHS a “no-kill” shelter?

The Wayne County Humane Society does not officially call itself a "no-kill" shelter because there is no universally accepted definition for a "no-kill" shelter. However, there is a universally accepted practice that we do follow, which is that we don't euthanize an adoptable pet.

“No-kill” shelters are typically “limited admission” shelters that refuse animals until there is space available. Our intake is limited to stray Wooster cats and injured/ill stray County cats. We do accept stray County cats on a space available basis as well as cats and dogs that are owner surrendered.

If the Humane Society makes a decision to euthanize, the animal's age, health, temperament and rescue options are all considered.