Wilmington Area Humane Society Inc.

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A big change is coming to the Wilmington Area Humane Society (WAHS). Since 2004, we have operated out of a building at 5361 US 68 North, Wilmington. The structure and land have been leased and the property has recently sold. WAHS continues to operate at our current location and it will be awhile before we relocate. In the meantime, we have worked with an architect for plans for a new larger facility which will allow us to continue our commitment to helping the unwanted cats and dogs in our area. Ground was broken on December 4th and it is under construction. The Roberts family of R & L Carriers is making a generous monetary donation for the construction of the facility, but WAHS is responsible for the cat cages, dog kennels, fencing and other pet-related items to make the pets at WAHS as comfortable as possible until they find their furever homes. WAHS is raising money for the items needed to complete the facility. All donations to assist WAHS will be greatly appreciated, and we hope we can count on the community to help the homeless pets. Many events will be planned over the next few months to continue our effort to raise the needed funds. A donation plaque with names of individuals, families, or companies that would like to donate will be placed in the new building for those donating $500 or more. If these levels do not fit into your budget, please donate what you can. All donations will be greatly appreciated. As the Wilmington Area Humane Society is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, EIN# 320029316, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Please SEND DONATIONS TO- WAHS, P.O. Box 968, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or click donate at the bottom of this page.

The Wilmington Area Humane Society was honored to be recognized at the American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast with the Pet Hero award on March 19th, 2014 . We thank those who helped make this award possible!

Upcoming Events

Now through November 1, 2016. Shoe Collection Drive. Wilmington Area Humane Society (WAHS) has launched a shoe drive to help the animals and also help families and communities in developing nations.Through this collection, WAHS makes money for the shoes we collect while the people who receive them are able to start, maintain & grow microbusiness which helps feed, clothe & house many families. We are collecting gently worn, used or new pairs of shoes. Our goal is to collect 2500 pairs of shoes which would fill 100 bags of 25 pairs in each. Collection sites are located at the Clinton-Massie Branch of the Wilmington Public Library, D & G Paws and Claws Snack Shack and the Wilmington Public Library.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 Meet adoptable dogs & cats at our Adoption Day event, 1-3 p.m. at the WAHS Shelter, 5361 US 68 North, Wilmington. The pets have been vet checked, spayed/neutered and are up to date on shots. Adoption donation for dogs is $125 cash (includes a dog license)or $40 cash for cats. If you need further info, please call the toll free pager at 1-877-802-1633.

Saturday, September 24, 2016. Queen City Cat Show, Roberts Convention Centre, 9-5 pm. WAHS will be there with some of our adoptable cats and have available cat toys & other items. Come see us!

Who We Are

The Wilmington Area Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed to promote the welfare of dogs and cats in Clinton County and to provide programs to the residents of this area to nurture and strengthen the human/animal bond. The Wilmington Area Humane Society officially became a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization on June 11, 2003. We have renovated a facility that is used to house our dogs and cats so we are able to showcase our animals locally. Volunteers feed, take care of and socialize our dogs and cats 4 times a day. The Wilmington Area Humane Society receives no tax dollars and relies on donations, fund raisers and adoption fees to fund its programs.

Adopting a Friend

The dogs and cats that we have available for adoption have been vet-checked, temperament tested, current on all vaccinations and are spayed or neutered. All puppies or kittens not old enough to be spayed or neutered will be adopted out with a spay/neuter voucher good for a deposit refund of $20 after proof of alteration is provided. We ask a minimum donation for dogs and puppies at $125 cash while cats and kittens $40 cash. The dog adoption donation includes a one year Ohio dog license. We are not set up to take credit/debit cards. Adoption days are held once per month and extra days are planned around number of animals and special events. We also do many adoptions by appointment. For an appointment or further information, please email wahspets@yahoo.com or call the toll free pager at 1-877-802-1633.

Community Programs

WAHS Spay/Neuter Voucher Program - This program is to assist Clinton County residents financially with the cost of the spay or neuter surgery for their dogs or cats. This program is open to low income, senior citizens and those individuals who have recently lost their jobs or have some extenuating circumstances. Please email sbathori@aol.com to inquire about an application and information about the program. All vouchers and monies toward vouchers will go directly to the veterinarian performing the surgery and will not be given to the individuals.

Lost/Found Pets - If you have lost or found a dog or cat, you are welcome to post a picture and information on the Wilmington Area Humane Society Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilmington-Area-Humane-Society/93257992586 or send an email to wahspets@yahoo.com and we will post. We ask you will let us know if the pet has been reunited with his/her home. Tips to help you find your pet are located on the notes section of our Facebook page. If you have lost or found a dog, we encourage you to call the Clinton County Dog Warden at 937 - 382-8388 as well as dog wardens of surrounding counties.


Working with animals is a very rewarding experience. Whether you have many hours to give or are available only a few times a year, we have an activity you can participate in. Some of our activities require several hours weekly and some a few hours a month. If your schedule is extremely heavy, we even have ways in which you can help us once or twice a year (e.g., fund-raising events). If you are interested in volunteering, please call the toll free pager at 1-877-802-1633 or email wahsvolunteers@yahoo.com.

Come Visit Us!

Please come visit us on the third Sunday of every month between 1pm to 3pm for Adoption Day. We are located at 5312 US Hwy 68 North, in Wilmington, Ohio near the intersection of I-71 and U.S. 68. You're invited to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilmington-Area-Humane-Society/93257992586.

Donations are Appreciated

Donations of dry dog/puppy food, cat/kitten food, cat litter, cleaning supplies and toliet paper are welcomed. If no one is at the shelter, please leave by the back door. Please send all monetary donations to WAHS, INC., P.O. Box 968, Wilmington, OH 45177 or click on the link below to pay by credit card.. Thank you for your support!.

Ohio Pet Fund

Have you seen cars sporting plates showing pets on them? The Ohio Pet License Plates are vehicle registration tags that raise funds for education, spay and neuter of pets for low-income families, and for dogs and cats adopted from qualifying agencies. Share your love for pets! Even if you have just renewed your license plates, you can still buy the plate for $25. Simply visit your deputy registrar's office, or call 1-800-589-TAGS, three pet friendly plates available. The more plates sold, the more animals that can be helped. Visit www.petsohio.com. Thanks to the Ohio Pet Fund for awarding a 2012 grant to the Wilmington Area Humane Society!

BISSELLís Partners for Pets When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our shelter. Whatís more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway! Itís simple. ∑ Shop pet products on www.bissell.com ∑ Enter the code ADOPT at checkout ∑ Then select our shelter! Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.

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