The organization was founded in 1953 to enforce laws for the prevention of cruelty and to instil humane treatment, especially to children and animals. Today, their efforts are focused on strengthening the local community by investigating animal neglect and abuse, rehabilitating animals in need, and placing pets into loving, responsible homes. The shelter operates an adoption center, lost and found pet reporting, vaccination clinics, spay/neuter clinics, and a field response program.
They work with pet owners in every case to convey an understanding of best practices for humane animal treatment and how to make improvements in their home. In order to focus their limited resources on the neediest animals, the humane society only accepts sick or injured strays or animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Unwanted or owner-surrendered pets are referred to another great local animal organization, the Darke County Animal Shelter.
The Darke County Animal Shelter, a county-operated organization, strives to ensure the welfare and safety of animals and people through community outreach and professional law enforcement. Their efforts to provide humane dog control and care while enriching the local community are inclusive of reuniting lost pets with their owners, animal licensing, providing comfortable shelter and care, educating the public on topics related to companion animals, picking up surrendered animals, enforcing animal code, and humanely impounding stray animals to give them a new beginning in a happy, healthy home!
The compassionate efforts of the Darke County Animal Shelter are supported by volunteers and Darke County Friends of the Shelter, a nonprofit organization established to help with the needs of the shelter and give every 4-legged citizen another chance!
You are encouraged to attend with your furry companions in tow for an exciting day including a 1-mile dog walk through Greenville City Park, a dog parade, Police K-9 demonstrations, flyball and disc demos, doggie contests, a Weiner dog race, children's games, food vendors, microchipping, and much more! Local vets, groomers, and rescues will be present, too! The event is free to the public and there is a one time, $10 fee per dog to participate in the walk and games. All proceeds benefit the lifesaving work of the Darke County Animal Shelter and Humane Society.
Take your canine to one of these events at the Greenville Area Dog Club Training Center for a fun and exciting challenge! Rats used in the events are treated humanely with excellent care and are entirely safe in aerated tubes. Winning dogs received medallions and rosettes! Fees for the various classes vary from $12 to $30. The group also offers several types of training classes for dogs and their owners including agility, obedience, rally, conformation, and puppy classes. The Greenville Area Dog Club welcomes and accepts all individuals and dogs to participate and help support responsible dog ownership!