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We are temporarily closed while we restructure the organization.  We hope to reopen soon. Thank you for your patience and support.

The Fort Defiance Humane Society has been caring for the homeless, neglected, and unwanted domesticated animals of the Defiance County area since 1966.

Join us in our effort to help save lives and offer second chances to the animals in our community that desperately need our help.


Due to financial restrictions, we have had to make several financial cutbacks and we have had to act upon them immediately:

  • Our afterhours drop off will be closed until further notice. If you are a Defiance county resident and you need to surrender a dog please do so during appropriate business hours.
  • Our office will be CLOSED on Mondays from now on. We will be open to the public Tuesday-Sunday from Noon-5PM.
  • We can no longer accept felines at this current time. Because we get no funding for felines, we have had to make this difficult choice. We understand this is very upsetting. Believe us, this was not an easy decision.
  • We have had to cut back on staff. Due to this we are even more shorthanded. Please be patient with us and we will be with you as soon as we possibly can.


Thank You,

Fort Defiance Humane Society Staff


398 Pets Re-homed in 2017

321 Pets Spayed & Neutered in 2017

Featured Pet

Meet Griffen! He is a 2 year old neutered DLH who was brought in as an owner surrender on July 26th because the owners had a baby and Griffen was not happy about that! He was used to being the ‘baby’ of the house. He was originally adopted from us when he was only 10 weeks old. He is super friendly, loving, and playful. He is also front declawed.

News & Events

  1. Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Program

    October 4 @ 5:00 pm - October 5 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Fall Feline Neuter Day

    October 13

Donate Now

Help make the difference in a homeless animal’s life today with your tax-deductible donation.

 Teto’s Fund
Spay/Neuter Expenses

Duke’s Fund
Medical Expenses

General Fund
Operating Expenses