Adams County Humane Society was formed in the early ‘70’s by a group of concerned citizens. It was incorporated in 1974.
The animal control officer at the time had to shelter the animals at his farm. Eventually, this dedicated group decided that a shelter in Adams/ Friendship was needed. Through the endless hours doing fundraisers and hard work by this group of citizens, in 1988 the first Humane Society was built. Finally, a permanent home for ACHS to better help the animals of Adams County.
In 2000, plans were made to expand the shelter into a larger facility with outdoor exercise areas, and better separation of animal areas.
After a generous memorial gift given by Dr. Wesley Willard, the Board of Directors decided to add on once again in 2008, adding a surgical room, an intake room, isolation room and creating a larger cat room.
Although the number of animals has increased since 1974, we take great pride in our animal care and adoption rate. ACHS continues to strive to improve the quality of life for animals through education and adoption.
ACHS is a small shelter 100% run by donations, adoptions, services and fundraisers. We do not euthanize for space, no healthy well disposition animals are ever euthanized . We need your support to continue our important work of helping the animals & people of Adams County & surrounding areas.
ACHS takes great pride in the care we give our animals on their way to loving forever homes. We can house up to about 30 cats at a time and we have 20 indoor kennels for dogs (3 1/2 by 9 feet). We have 16 large outside play areas for the dog’s so on nice days we partner them up to go outside and play. We also have 1 room we call the "Puppy Room" that is away from all the other animals and is used for a dog about to have puppies, already nursing or a litter that is too young for adoption.
Before animals are adopted they are spayed/neutered, given their Rabies (if older than 4 months), Distemper and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccinations, de-wormed, Heartworm tested (dogs 6 months or older), on heartworm preventative (after being tested), flea/ tick preventative and they get a microchip.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years and continue to do so. We take pride in the care and love we give the animals while they stay with us. Without your support we would not be able to continue to help the homeless animals that come to us. If you are in the area and would like to stop by for a tour please do so.