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Fort Defiance Humane Society

Defiance Animal Shelter

7169 St Rt 15 N
Defiance, Ohio 43512
Phone: 419-658-2298
Chartered in 1966, FDHS is governed by a working Board of Directors. The FDHS services approximately 1800 stray, surrendered, and otherwise homeless cats, dogs, and other animals each year from Defiance and surrounding counties in Northwest Ohio. We are currently housed in the Justin F. Coressel Animal Shelter located near Defiance at the corner of St. Rt. 15 and Trinity Road. Our annual operating budget is approximately $125,000 with funding being received mainly through private donations, fundraisers, sponsors, memberships and adoptions. The FDHS employs a small staff, including our dedicated Shelter Director, Sarah Kadow. Our volunteer Board of Directors is composed of 8 devoted individuals who spend countless volunteer hours raising funds to help the organization. FDHS's mission: "To continually demonstrate its commitment to the highest principles of humane care and professional treatment for all injured, ill, stray or unwanted animals. We will provide for their safety and comfort; alleviate their suffering; strive to place them in homes that will provide a quality lifetime commitment; discourage all forms of animal cruelty; educate the public; foster humane behavior toward animals and establish a mutually positive relationship with the community." The FDHS requires that every adopted animal be spayed or neutered, and we strive to ensure that our adoptable animals are healthy. Spay or neuter surgery, heartworm or feline leukemia testing, general health check, with approprate vaccinations and/or treatments, are all factored into the affordable adoption fees for our dogs and cats. WE ARE NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Stop by and visit all the animals any day from Noon until 5:00 pm! they are always happy to see you! Also, Find us on www.PetFinder.com!

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