We care for nearly 5,000 animals each year through our life-saving programs and services.
The Toledo Humane Society is the state’s oldest animal welfare organization, serving the Toledo area since 1884.
We do not receive government or national humane society funding and are not affiliated with the United Way.
The Toledo Humane Society investigates over 2,000 animal cruelty reports every year.
To create an educated, caring and responsible community free of animal abuse and neglect. The Toledo Humane Society is committed to the welfare of animals and to promoting a healthy bond between animals and their human companions. We shall:
Provide temporary shelter and care for animals while seeking permanent homes
Advocate for animals…speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves
Intervene and prevent cruelty to animals
Educate the community regarding animal issues, responsible care and training and the correlation between animal cruelty and human abuse
At the Toledo Humane Society, we believe:
Every adoption at THS is unique and special. It is our goal to match suitable pets to appropriate forever homes.
In leading efforts in our community to reduce pet overpopulation by continuing to spay and neuter every adopted animal.
We have a responsibility to provide leadership in passing legislation to protect animals.
Acts of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment should be investigated and the quality of life of animals improved through education or legal intervention.
We are committed to providing the best care possible with the following attributes:
Compassion: We will create a caring and nurturing environment for all people and animals needing our services
Honesty: We will maintain and enhance open, honest and consistent communication among ourselves and with the community
Dignity and Respect: We will treat each person and animal with dignity and respect
Responsiveness: We will continue to be accessible, supportive and dependable in responding to the needs of our community
Safety and Health: We will maintain a safe, healthy and organized facility
Teamwork and Collaboration: We will work cooperatively with each other, partnering agencies and the community at large to identify and resolve animal-related problems within the community.
Professionalism and Confidentiality: We will respond with integrity and ethical behavior
Louise A. Jackson, Board Chair
Tim Guitteau, Vice-Chair
Mike Szyperski, Secretary/Treasurer
Teresa A. Beebe
Judy G. McFarland
Peggy S. Brown
Martha E. Vetter
Alice H. Weber
Stephen W. Serchuk
Judy D. Lang
Robert B. Higdon
John W. Davies
Susan Allan Block
Michael C. Hart
Marlon P. Kiser
Barbara J. Petee
The outstanding staff of the Toledo Humane Society is comprised of the most compassionate, qualified individuals in the animal welfare field.
Stephen Heaven, President/CEO
Erika Cook, Shelter Manager
Dr. Deb Johnson,Director of Medical Services
Jeff Wolf, Accounting Manager
Kelly McConnaughy, Thrift Store Manager
Mission Statement: The Toledo Humane Society leads the community in
efforts focused on relieving the
suffering of, preventing cruelty to and providing for the humane treatment of animals.