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Our Story

In 2014 a group of individuals, in cooperation with the Van Wert County Sheriff's Department and the Van Wert County Commissioners, agreed to join forces and work together to improve conditions and treatment of animals at the shelter.  These concerned individuals formed a newly established Van Wert County Humane Society Board of Directors and created by-laws and policies.  Volunteers provided daily help at the shelter and a social media presence was created. 

Since 2014, the VWCHS has found new homes for 1,847 animals and reunited 962 animals with their owners.


Board Members
Michelle White, President

Sarah Burden, Vice President

Kirsten Barnhart, Secretary
Donna Thomas, Treasurer 

Franki Eggleston
Jeff Hood

Julie Kennedy

Billy Knoll

Thaison Leaser

Devin Sanchez
Kelly Straley


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