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Knox County Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Provide for the welfare of cats and dogs through public awareness clinics and campaigns, humane sheltering and fostering, adoption and surrender services, rescue and transfer services for rescued dogs and cats.

Programs: Veterinary care of stray and abandoned dogs and cats and services to the public owners of dogs and cats including spay and neuter program to control the population of cats and dogs in the organization's region of knox county, ohio.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I live in Florida and am very active in the TNVR program for cats. Mount Vernon is my hometown... The folks in Knox County are so fortunate to have a Cat Shelter ....hundreds of cats die daily at Kill Shelters! I set up an account for sister to help clean up the neighborhood where she lives...she has helped over 14 cats, by spaying and neutering stray cats, therefore saving YOUR COMMUNITY many unwanted litters! What a Wonderful Staff! My sister and I have been treated with so much Respect and Courtesy ... Please be a responsible pet owner...Spay/neuter your pets! And PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY....you don't know how blessed you are to have this great service!
Check out these precious Angels I rescued here in Florida, who would have been dead, If I was not active in the TNVR program... Their mom will be spayed through our TNVR Program...

2 Kevin126


Rating: 5

The Knox County Humane Society has been wonderful to our family and community. The staff truly loves what they do and want to make a difference in this world. We donate as much as we can so this facility and faculty can function properly. I've taken several cats and kittens to the Humane Society, most, if not all have been placed in homes. I frequently have stray cats fixed there as well, this helps our community and perception of these animals in general.

Review from Guidestar

2 Kimberly117

Client Served

Rating: 4

Knox County Humane Society staff are incredible people to be around. I have seen personally how well they maintain their building, their animals, and their relationship with the public. These people work in this environment because they CARE. They put in long hours doing tedious work, day in and day out, without thank you's and recognition. They only want normal happy lives for these poor animals who have been left to fend for themselves for whatever reason. I will always recommend this place for anyone wishing to adopt a cat.

2 Lori147

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing people willing to help the animals in our area. Friendly and caring. They are very well educated and know what is best for these animals. Please everyine needs to get involved and help. This agency is a top agency. I would highly recommend anyone looking to help out and get involved please contact them.



Rating: 5

My husband and I came to KCHS to get our Duncan and we had such a great experience! The staff were kind and the facility was clean. As a result, I now volunteer to take pictures of the kitties to help get them forever homes :)


Client Served

Rating: 5

Knox Co Humane Society has bent over backwards to help the animals in their care and the people of this county deal with ferral cats, pet cats and kittens. The staff at the facility is quite knowledgable, very caring and friendly, the facility itself is very clean. The staff spends time with the animals, has a low cost spay/neuter, and vaccination program for any cats in the area. Their facility is almost full all of the time and they have a waiting list for cats that must be surrendered. If they had a bigger building with more funds their program would be one of the best in the country. I would highly recommend KCHS to anyone in the county. Deb Blevins, Mt Vernon, Oh

Review from Guidestar


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

KCHS changed from a no-kill cat shelter to an aggressive kill agency on 1/1/10. All of the former humane goals have been abandoned. KCHS' publicly stated policy, aired at KCHS meetings and supported by KCHS ' Board of Directors, is to kill all ferals, strays, ill cats as well as nursing mothers/kittens. Fat cats or "ugly" cats receive the same treatment. This is not a cat friendly organization. In 2011, 5,342 cats were taken into what is the size of a double wide trailer with a basement. Since there only a few paid employees, and fewer volunteers, how many of these cats lived to be placed? We will never know since there ares NO statistics other than the intake number. A request for adoption statistics was refused, not even a ballpark percentage number would be given. KCHS has an "open door" policy which results in the deaths of thousand of cats every year while claiming to be no-kill. Beware!