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The Athens County Humane Society is committed to promoting better care and compassion for animals and reducing abandonment and euthanasia of healthy animals by providing spay and neuter assistance and education.
The Athens County Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. We support our programs through fundraising, donations and memberships; we do not receive government funding. We are not affiliated with the Athens County Dog Shelter, which is run by the County.
The services we provide include:
- low-cost spay/neuter options and financial assistance with spay/neuter
- pediatric/early spay and neuter options for high-risk pets
- resources to help community members find safe and secure new homes for pets
- education on the importance of spay/neuter in reducing the population of homeless pets
- education on responsible, compassionate pet care and other animal welfare issues
Arianna Rinaldi-Eichenberg ~ President
Chris Yost ~ Treasurer
Jamie Carter ~ Secretary
Jennifer Michaels ~ Intake Coordinator
Karen McGuire ~ Adoption Coordinator
Heather McDowell ~ Education Coordinator
Click here to learn more about our board members!
Thanks to these Athens County enterprises that support ACHS as business members:
If your business would like to support ACHS programs, send a check for $100, made payable to Athens County Humane Society, to PO Box 765, Athens, OH 45701. Include a note with your company name and address, stating that you wish to become a business member.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACHS does not have a shelter or physical location. We are not affiliated with the Athens County Dog Shelter, which is funded by the County and is located on Route 13 near Chauncey (about 7 minutes from Athens). They welcome volunteers to assist with the care of the dogs. Please visit their website for more information!
ACHS cannot help with placement of pets in such a short time frame. If you have a friend that is able to foster your pet until a home is found, contact us (use the form at right) to see how we can help.
We can place you on a waiting list so that if a pet of a certain breed or coloring becomes available, we will contact you. Typically, specific breeds for adoption can be found at Petfinder.com. The Athens County Dog Shelter may also be able to help. There are many breed-specific rescues – for just about every breed you can imagine! The American Kennel Club lists breed-specific dog rescues here. Breed rescue is a great way to get exactly the kind of pet you want while giving a home to an animal that needs one!