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HUMANE SOCIETY AND SPCA OF HANCOCK COUNTY

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community

Location

4550 FOSTORIA AVEFINDLAY, OH 45840 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County exists to educate the public on the care and responsible treatment of animals; to humanely provide for and protect unwanted, lost, and abused animals; and to create a quality environment for all animals through its policies and presence in the community.

Description

On June 18, 1888, residents of Hancock County who were concerned with issues related to animal welfare and control, including education, incorporated the Humane Society of Hancock County. Throughout the net 70 to 80 years, due to the loosely structured and undocumented nature of animal care, there is little information readily available; so the work of the Society is a mystery but remains an ongoing research project.

On September 20, 1969, Miss Ann Rieck, a lover of animals, leased her farm in Amanda Township to the Society to be used as a shelter. Volunteers made things habitable and constructed kennels. The first adoptions completed at the shelter were those animals found on the farm when the volunteers first arrived. The Humane Society was also reincorporated in 1969.

For more information on our history, please visit us at www.hancockhumanesociety.com

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