Where we Started
The Humane Society of Wayne County was established in 1983 for the purpose of alleviating the suffering of unwanted and abused animals, and for the promotion of humane education in Wayne County.
In 1984 the Humane Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation, governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors. It is a 501(c)(3) organization for tax purposes and donations to it are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
In 1987 a Capital Campaign was launched, with the goal of establishing the first centralized animal shelter in Wayne County. With the success of the Capital Campaign and the support of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, the Humane Society of Wayne County Animal Shelter opened in 1990.