About Us

page2_pic1Holmes County Humane Society, Inc. (HCHS)
is an organization of concerned people like yourself, who have come together to promote animal welfare. The HCHS is chartered by the State of Ohio as a non-profit corporation and all donations are TAX DEDUCTABLE.

Our mission is to:

  • Promote the humane treatment of animals through public education,
  • Provide second chances for unwanted and/or abused animals,
  • Enforce animal protection laws in collaboration with state, county, and local authorities.



Holmes County Humane Society, Inc. is made up of volunteers who are trying to make a difference in the lives of Holmes County animals.  We do not have an agent yet and we have a limited capacity shelter, so we are limited in what we can currently do to help you in your quest for finding safe homes for cats and dogs or stopping animal abuse.  Listed below are numbers you can currently call for immediate help.  If we can be of any assistance in recommending options for you, please do not hesitate to call us.

Joni Deutschman – President
Vikki Swartzentruber – Vice President
Aaron Mierzwiak – Treasurer
Deb Miller – Secretary
Lynn Carpenter – Trustee
Dr. Kristen Mierzwiak – Trustee

For abused or neglected animals call:  The Dog Warden at 330-674-6301 or the Sheriff’s Office at 330-674-1936

For general information or recommendations call:  Holmes County Humane Society at 330-377-4026 – Leave a message and we will return your call.

For wild animal concerns call:  The Game Warden via the Sheriff’s Office at 330-674-1936

For stray dogs call:  The Dog Warden at 330-674-6301

Other Animal Welfare Organizations

Holmes County Dog Pound
Knox County Humane Society
729 Columbus Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050