801 Van Camp Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Browse our adoptable
pets, and add or browse
lost and found pets in
your area by clicking on
the PetHarbor link. You
can also register to
receive emails when the
"breed" of animal you are
looking for becomes
available at our shelter!
Tues, Wed - 12-7pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun - 12-5pm
The Wood County Humane Society exists in order to bring about the best possible treatment and quality of life for all animals in Wood County.
We have a volunteer board consisting of 10-15 members annually.
Composed of local leaders in our neighborhood, these individuals strive to
connect our shelter with the community. They attend monthly meetings to
discuss the administrative, fiscal, and policy related decisions for Wood
County Humane Society. They also take on the responsibility of organizing
community events, public relations, WCHS programs, and major
events/fundraisers. If you are interested in committing some of your time to
serve the animals of Wood County and to increase exposure, awareness, and
funds for the shelter, participating as a board member could be a great
The shelter mainly houses cats and dogs, with the occasional pocket pet.
These animals are spayed and neutered, and receive medical care by our
shelter veterinarian, and daily cleaning and care is provided by our devoted
shelter staff and volunteers. Most of our animals come to us through owner
surrenders, strays (cats only), or through animal cruelty and neglect cases.
The WCHS employs one full-time Humane Agent, which is made possible by
funding granted to us from the Wood County Commissioners, annually.
The Wood County Humane Society was originally founded in 1904, and has
been committed to the well-being of many different species of domesticated
animals that require our help. In 1988, the Minniebelle Conley Shelter was
established through the generous legacy of the Minniebelle Conley Trust, and
our current location was built to provide these services, and has continually
been doing so since. We are a private, non-profit, limited admission, 501(c)
(3) organization and rely on the generous contributions and donations of our
members and residents of Wood County. We do not receive any funding from
the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States for our daily
The Wood County Humane Society strives to provide the best possible care
for the animals at the shelter. With this mission of care, we also strive to
provide services to our community, who love their animals too. We offer a low-
cost spay and neuter program, a temporary safe haven for animals as their
owners flee from domestic violence, and food assistance for Wood County
residents who have temporarily fallen upon hard times.
We are thrilled you have chosen adoption, and we know you will have a
pleasant experience as the shelter staff aids you through the process. The link
for our adoption process can provide more information. Of course, a staff
member can be reached by telephone during our adoption hours to answer
any questions you may have.