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About Us

Did you know?


The Humane Society was founded in 1986 by a group of local residents concerned about animal neglect and abuse. Prior to that year there had not been a Humane Society in Sandusky County since the 1950's era. From 1986 through 2000 there was a local office in the Red Cross building and a Humane Officer. The volunteers and members took dogs and cats into their homes and did pet adoptions at Paw Patch in Clyde, and the former Fremont Tractor Supply.


In 1999 Mr. Art Lipstraw passed away leaving the society money to open an animal shelter. The group purchased the former Fremont Animal Hospital at 2520 Port Clinton Rd. in Fremont, OH for $150,000 in 2000. In May of 2001 the Shelter opened it's doors. Since that time an addition was added to house 20 dogs. The backyard was fenced and kennels were added, all with donations.


In 2015 an anonymous donor gave the Humane Society of Sandusky County money to build a new 6,000 square foot shelter. We so appreciate all of their help!


The members do various fund raisers throughout the year which includes BBQ Backyard dinners, Chili and Hotdog dinners, Spaghetti dinners, Poker Run, Whine and Whisker's every November, local canisters, Kroger's Community Reward Program and Amazon Smiles program.


The Shelter can only go forward with the support of the community, volunteers are always needed, as well as donations.


Surrendering an Animal


Which animals are NOT good candidates for adoption?

We do not accept animals that have bitten anyone and we do not accept animals that are aggressive.

Animals that may bite strangers out of fear should not be surrendered.

If you bring cats/kittens to us in a live trap, that is a pretty good sign that these are not friendly,

well socialized cats and will not be suitable in our shelter.

Once an animal is surrendered to the HSSC no more information about the animal will be given to you.

You will not be considered an appropriate adoptee to take any animals back that you have previously surrendered

to the HSSC and will sign a contract indicating such.