• 7169 State Route 15 • Defiance, Ohio 43512 • (419) 658-2298 •
Welcome to fort defiance humane society
This website will act as a platform for us to share all our details regarding our animals and also help you quickly get in touch with us for all your needs including adoption policies, upcoming events, and how you can help! You can also find additional information, including contact details, educational information, helpful links, and our success stories. We will continuously keep updating this website with the latest information so that you are always up to date with all our activities, new initiatives and offerings.
Fall & Paws
This fall enjoy some time with your dog, playing in the leaves. Enjoy the crisp fall air with your kitty, and play a game of keep away. Take the time to enjoy yourself. Don't forget your pets while in school, because they will always be there when you get home. Bring your family together and learn something new about the family pet. Whether it's finding a new favorite toy, or trying a new treat, spoil them.
While enjoying your own pet, please remember our pets here at the Humane Society. They would love to get out and play in the leaves, or be able to chase some string. So would you come play and love them. They need it so much. Maybe, just maybe, one of them could leave a lasting impression on your heart, and you could take them home.
If Animals Could Talk
They have no voice, but their eyes say it all... " We love you, take us home." We often think,,,If only we could talk to them, it might make the difference. That's the thing, they have no voice of their own, nor can they understand each and every word we say. All they can do is look at us with those big eyes and try to tell us. That is when we become their voices. It is up to everyone to love and nurture every animal that comes into the shelter. Whether it is taking hours to De-matte a cat, that hasn't been brushed or groomed in years, or re-familiarize a young pup with the loving touch of a human due to abuse and neglect, we will always be there to take care of their needs they can't voice themselves. These animals may no longer be at the shelter, but they have forever left paw prints on our hearts. We love our animals, and hope you do too. So Please, be their voice.
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Giving a little love
Adopting a pet can be one of life’s purest joys. Their needs are simple. They’re perfectly content with basics; such as, food, shelter and, of course, our companionship. What they give us in return is far greater—unconditional love and endless joy. Many animal lovers have found that going from one pet to two is easier because they already know what to expect when they bring the newcomer home.
Volunteering at the shelter can be very rewarding. Walking the dogs and playing with the cats is very important. It helps to socialize them and gives them the exercise they need. The dogs are walked at least twice a day. Of course, they enjoy the great outdoors. Also, it keeps those who are housebroken on their regular schedule and it helps those who are not to become housebroken.
Donations are always welcome. In addition to financial support, we can always use blankets and towels, Clorox bleach, laundry and dish detergent, canned dog and cat food, meat baby food in jars (chicken/turkey/beef) for the tiny kittens, dog and cat treats, pet toys, scoopable kitty litter, paper towels, toilet tissue, pet carriers, postage stamps, Windex glass cleaner, anti-bacterial soap, hand sanitizer, Q-tips, cotton balls, alcohol, and gift certificates to Office Max, Meijer, WalMart and TSC. You can also spread the word by telling your friends about our shelter’s services.
It is never to late to get active and help an Animal in need. Whether it is simply donating a small bag/box of treats, coming in and playing with the animals, or making a donation, every bit counts. Thank you to all that are helping out with the animals, and all that will be giving up there time and money in the future. We appreciate all who support us big or small.
Thanks again for all the items and donations to keep the animals happy and healthy!
Please consider making a donation to the animals of FDHS.
FDHS is an independent 501c(3)organization which is able to operate because of the generosity of our community. We sincerely appreciate your support!