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 1,568 animals and reunited 797 animals with their owners.


Board Members
Deb Sealscott, President
Franki Eggleston, Vice President
Donna Thomas, Treasurer
Aimee Bassett, Secretary 
Kirsten Barnhart

Sarah Burden
Jeff Hood
Dee Hornung
Thaison Leaser


Looking for a pet?
Wanting to volunteer?
Call Now: 419.238.5088


Monday:  11-2pm, 4-6pm
Tuesday:  1-7pm
Wednesday:  1-7pm
Thursday:  Closed
Friday:  11-2pm, 4-6pm
Saturday:  11-3pm
Sunday:  Closed

Van Wert County Humane Society

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Contact Us:

309 Bonnewitz Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891