Shelter News

President's Report

A very successful Summer set the springboard for an exciting Fall at the Stark County Humane Society. The Howling Good Time at the Historic Canton Masonic Temple on September 22, 2018 and the Mutt Strut on September 30, 2018 held, for the first time, at the Shelter itself, attracted huge crowds and were financially successful. More...

“Fill the Van” Donation Drive & Pet Adoption

Bring a Donation Wish List item to Cathy Cowgill Flowers, 4315 Hills & Dales Rd. Canton, the week of November 5-10, and you will receive a FREE bouquet of flowers (up to an $80 value).

Donations to benefit the Stark County Humane Society:

  • Canned Cat Food
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Dry Puppy Food
  • Dry Dog Food
  • Cake Pans
  • Cupcake Pans
  • Cat Litter
  • Bleach
  • Dish Soap
  • Brooms & Dust Pans
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Rubber Gloves
  • Leashes and Collars
  • Metal Dog & Cat Dishes

Pet Adoption Event, Friday, November 9th, 1pm - 4pm.
Come to Cathy Cowgill Flowers to visit with shelter animals looking for thier forever home.

Pet Photos with SANTA!

Bring your house pet to Cathy Cowgill Flowers, 4315 Hills & Dales Rd. Canton, for a visit with Santa! Sunday, November 11, 10AM - 2PM.

Mutt Strut 2018

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Mutt Strut the success it was.

The walking path is still under construction as we are waiting on Mother Nature to work with Jeffries in completing this project. The Mutt Strut still went off without a hitch and we are grateful for all those dogs and their families who came out and enjoyed the day!

Selecting A Healthy Pet

No matter where you are looking for a new pet, there are some things to look for that will help you select one with minimal health issues. This holds true no matter the source of the pet - breeder or shelter/rescue group. More...

Blue Green Algae Toxicity

During the past several years, there has been a increase in the number of algae blooms in Ohio’s lakes and ponds. What many people do not realize, is that some of these algae blooms are caused by a type of algae called Blue Green Algae. More... Adoption Event will be sponsoring an adoption event for the animals of the Stark County Humane Society on Friday, December 22 from 6 - 8 PM at the shelter.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank for their continued support of the animals of our Shelter.

Please visit to learn more about their mission.

Walkin’ the Dogs!

Spring 2018 is an exciting time at the shelter. We are creating a mile-long, all-weather walking path, perfect for our wonderful staff and volunteers to exercise our dogs waiting for their fur-ever homes.

Our path is partially funded by PAWZ. com and The Wendell and Magdalen Jenkins Trust, but we need your help to nish the job.

On September 22, we are hosting a “Purr-fect Evening for a Howlin’ Good Time” to raise the remaining funds needed to construct the path and the brick “paw”tios.

Being held at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Canton, enjoy great food and drink. Dance to the sounds provided by Nikolina and bid on a limited number of ne items up for auction!


Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Jackie at 330-453-5529.

Stark County Humane Society Walking Path and "Paw"tio Area

You can help in the creation of a mile-long, all-weather walking path at our shelter with a 4x8 BRICK DONATIONS:

  • LEVEL 1: 20 Characters (No Symbol) $59.95
  • LEVEL 2: 40 Characters (No Symbol) $69.95
  • LEVEL 3: 42 Characters + Symbol or 60 Characters (No Symbol) $79.95

Download the order form here or Contact Jackie at 330-453-5529.

Cinnamon's Story

Cinnamon is a 27 year old Pony of the Americas mare that came to the Humane Society from a backyard in East Canton with a body condition score of 1/9. Despite her age and shocking condition, the old girl has a great will to live! When she rst arrived at the farm, it took her 4 days to pass a pile of manure! A normal horse will pass 4-8 piles of manure per day! Cinnamon has been with us for 2 weeks and she gets a little stronger everyday!

She nickers with joy when we bring her food and she even trots around her paddock. She is slowly but surely gaining weight and shedding hair. She gets fed four times a day with senior feed and hay, plus small turnout sessions four times a day. Once she is stable enough, she will have her teeth oated and will receive vaccinations. We will continue to post updates on Cinnamon and we are happy so far with her recovery process!

Church & Dwight

We would like to thank Church & Dwight of Old Port, OH for their generous donation of cat littertotaling 64,000 POUNDS!

We received the frst truck load on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and would like to thank Gary of Car Kare LLC for transporting it to the shelter and the SCHD staff for unloading the cat litter! On Tuesday, March 21, we would like to thank the local company for transporting the litter, they have chosen to remain anonymous! For the second load we had a friend of the Humane Society offer to bring and use his company’s tow motor to unload; a thank you to Bob Phillips from Action Recycling! We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who helped make this possible!

Foster Kittens for the Humane Society

The Humane Society of Stark County needs loving individuals to become Foster Parents for kittens. With so many orphaned kittens it is overwhelming for the shelter to care for these little babies. Please consider becoming a Foster Parent. More...


We have all heard the term neutering at one time or another. But what exactly does it mean and WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT? More...


On January 8, 2017 at 5:14am Rocky came into our Shelter. It was apparent he had a hard life and was in need of medical attention. More...

Sadly, It Is a Story That We Hear All Too Often

Life happens, & the pets become less of a priority. However, sometimes they don’t become a priority at all & end up neglected. One of the most common neglect injuries that we see at the Humane Society is an embedded collar. More...

Feeding and Stimulating the Kitten

When the kittens are brought home, set up the box with the heating pad in the bottom, followed by puppy pad and then hand towels or small thin blanket. (Heating pad should be positioned so that the kittens can maneuver away from it.) More...

Foster the Fuzzies

The shelter is always looking for foster homes for the motherless kittens that come in during Spring and Summer. This is a serious commitment and requires sincere love and dedication to those in need. Depending on the age of the kitten(s) they may require to be fed every two hours and be stimulated! The Shelter does require that any interested person come into the Shelter and fill out an application.

Want to help those in need, but cannot forster? Please consider donating items for the Foster Kitten Take-Home Box (newborn to three-week old kittens):

  • Plastic Storage Tub to house kittens*
  • Package of bottles and nipples*
  • Container of KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement)
  • Box of rice cereal powder
  • Wash Clothes*
  • Hand Towels*
  • Soft blanket*
  • Puppy pads*
  • Heating pad*
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Roll of paper towels

*These items are to be returned to the Humane Society Shelter when the kittens are ready for adoption.

Volunteer Orientation

The Stark County Humane Society hosts a volunteer orientation every Saturday here at the Shelter. Orientation for volunteers is at 11:00am. Please come to the lobby of the Shelter. The Shelter is located at 5100 Peach St NE, Louisville. We recommend interested individuals to come out for orientation and we encourage you to speak with your veterinarian prior to volunteering. Many of us just want to give back. With this, you need to make sure your children, and pet(s) at home are protect from any possible fomite and zoonotic diseases.

Stark County Humane Society Facebook

We would like to invite all members to join us on Facebook. Our site is, Stark County Humane Society. Give us a “like” and keep up with all the wonderful animals of the Stark County Humane Society. The staff would like to recognize Shetzi Powers as our Facebook mistress! She updates the site daily.

Not only is she working diligently on pet photos but also on keeping all the upcoming events and outreaches posted. For the most current details of the Stark County Humane Society “Like” Stark County Humane Society.

For those whom choose not to go on Facebook you may also see our adoptable animals on As always, for more information please call the Shelter at (330) 453-5529 or visit our Facebook page.

Stark County Humane Society/Stark County Dog Warden

Last year, the shelter began working directly with the Stark County Dog Warden’s office to help place dogs at our shelter when the pound becomes full.

In 2012, the shelter along with the SCDW transferred 306 stray dogs into the Stark County Humane Society. By the shelter opening its doors to the “pound dogs” the SCDW was able to drop their euthanasia by 73%. We would like to thank the Stark County Dog Wardens Office, the staff and Board of the Stark County Humane Society for making these transfers a true success for the dogs and their forever families!

Your Kindness Can Live Forever

The animals of the Stark County Humane Society will need your help during your lifetime and forever. If you wish to remember them in your will or through your life insurance policy, our proper name is Stark County Humane Society. In providing for the animals by making the Shelter beneficiary, you can provide for the animals needs after your gone.

*Animals are not lesser creatures than humans; they are just packaged differently!*


The shelter is always in need of newspapers. We accept newspapers as long as they are bagged and or bundled. The shelter recycles any paper we cannot use for the animals. More...

No Time Limit...

Sometimes we see some confusion on our no time limits on animals up for adoption. We have noticed recently that a lot of misinformation has been conveyed to the public regarding our policy. More...

“Never Too Old To Be Loved” – We Continue Our Work

Several years ago, we introduced our public awareness campaign, “Never Too Old To be Loved,” to our membership. This campaign is designed to educate the public regarding the many adult dogs and cats in our care. More...

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Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705
Shelter Address
5100 Peach Street, Louisville, Ohio 44641
E-Mail Address

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Calendar Of Events

  • Pet Adoption
    November 9th, 1PM-4PM
    Cathy Cowgill Flowers
  • Santa Photos
    November 11, 10AM-2PM
    Cathy Cowgill Flowers

For more information on these events, please contact the shelter at (330)453-5529, or
e-mails us at