Our Mission is to continually demonstrate our commitment to the highest principles of humane care and professional treatment for all injured, ill, stray or unwanted animals.
Our commitment to offer nothing but the very best is reflected in our vision & mission statements. We exist because of our volunteers and we are very grateful to those who have made us what we are today. We now strive to take our organization to the next level so that we can serve the animals even better and continue to keep them fully satisfied.
The Fort Defiance Humane Society (FDHS) was officially started back in 1966. The old dairy barn, which still stands to this day, was used as the shelter in 1971.
About 20 years later, a generous donation from Mr. Justin F. Coressel started a group effort to raise funds to build a new shelter, and on October 16, 1996 FDHS moved into our current building..
The Fort Defiance Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a small staff of one full-time shelter director, two full time employees, and a part-time humane agent. The operation of the shelter relies heavily on the generous commitment of several volunteers, including members of the Board of Directors.
Hours of Operation
7 days a week, including Saturday and Sunday, from Noon to 5:00 pm. For severe weather, the schedule is as follows: Level 2 snow emergency, the facility will be closed but the staff will be here to answer phones and for emergencies; Level 3 snow emergency, the facility will be closed.
PO Box 2
Defiance, OH 43512
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!