Partner Profile: Humane Society of Delaware County
The Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) is our currently featured partner. HSDC is a leader in creative solutions to care for shelter pets and pets of senior citizens!
Mission: HSDC strives to ensure the best possible treatment, care, and placement of animals in need.
#FalalaFoster Season: HSDC had such great success with their short-term Thanksgiving fostering program, they are repeating it for Christmas and New Year’s! The process is turn-key, and HSDC provide everything: food, a bed, toys, and a crate. This provides a great opportunity for animals to get out of the shelter and increase their adoption rates.
Pet Food Pantry: HSDC runs the White Shed Food Program, available to residents of Delaware County. Clients must show proof of residency and proof that all pets have been spayed/neutered. HSDC provides pet food for 2 months for unaltered animals, during which time owners must spay/neuter their pets if they wish to receive pet food after the 2-month point.
FalalaFoster me! I’m Connor, and I’m a good senior boy!
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter: HSDC offers low-cost spay/neuter services and frequently receives grants that can reduce owner cost to only $20 per pet.
Pet Care Assistance Program (PCAP): In October, HSDC launched a new no-cost pilot program, PCAP, for Delaware County senior citizens. The program is in partnership with Delaware County’s SourcePoint, which is the senior citizen facility that provides Meals on Wheels and in-home medical care to Delaware seniors. SourcePoint makes referrals to HSDC. PCAP has two components–medical services and respite care.
PCAP medical services: HSDC veterinary staff make house calls to provide routine veterinary medical care and grooming services. This minimizes animal stress and gives owners an opportunity to discuss pet health with a veterinary professional. If surgical procedures are needed, the surgery will be prescheduled and performed at the HSDC facility.
Dr. Schaeffer and Fenway
PCAP respite care services: HSDC provides pets with veterinary care while pet owners seek short-term hospital or rehabilitation care. Pets live with temporary foster families for up to 30 days until the owner is able to resume pet care. Cats will be cared for in the owner’s home. Owners can focus on their own well-being, knowing their pets are safe and receiving care. This helps pets, supports families, and strengthens our communities.
Service area: Delaware County
Learn more: For further information, see the Delaware County Humane Society website, FaceBook page, or contact:
Phone: (740) 369-7387
Mail: 4920 St Rt 37 E, Delaware OH 43015