How can I help?

Your donations support our programs and services. The Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the animals of Delaware County, Ohio. We do not receive any governmental funding and rely entirely on donations and revenue generated through our programs.  Your donation is tax deductible.

View our In Memory/In Honor Page (click here)
Other ways to Donate

Remember the HSDC in your will

Over the years, many people have made bequests to HSDC.  Through their generosity, the long-term future of the HSDC is more secure. Charitable gifts made by bequest are not taxed as part of your estate.

There are several ways to make a bequest to the HSDC:

  • A fixed amount of money or specific property such as stocks, bonds, or real estate. 

  • A percentage of your estate.

  • A contingent bequest, naming the HSDC as the recipient should another beneficiary not survive you.

  • A residual bequest, leaving a portion or the entire remainder of your estate to the HSDC after all else has been settled.

  • A life income bequest, paying income to a person of your choice for his or her lifetime after your death, with the principal donated to the HSDC at the death of your beneficiaries.


Whichever type of bequest you choose, we suggest the following language to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding:

     “I hereby give and bequeath to the Humane Society of Delaware County, a nonprofit Ohio corporation           located at 4920 St Rt 37 East, Delaware Ohio, 43015 Tax I.D. #31-0956829, the sum of $XXXXX to           be used for its general purposes.” For a gift other than cash, simply describe the assets.

If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact the HSDC. 


Adopt-a-Kennel: Sponsor an adoption floor kennel and become a pet Ambassador. HSDC provides care for over 100 animals every day! If you’d like to help make these pets feel at home during their stay, why not sponsor a kennel to let them know you care? You choose how many weeks you wish to sponsor!

•$25 Weekly Sponsorship

•$100 Monthly Sponsorship


•$600 sponsors a kennel for *6 months


•$1200 sponsors a kennel for an *entire year*

Sponsorships of 6 months or more receive a “BONE” plaque personalized with the sponsor’s name which will be displayed proudly on a kennel in our dog adoption room. Click here to get started!

Kroger Card Community Rewards


Kroger is once again sponsoring its Community Rewards Program. By registering HSDC as your beneficiary, we receive a donation every time you use your Kroger Plus card!


HSDC can earn anywhere from $25 to $50,000 dollars every three months, depending on how often (and how many) Kroger shoppers use their Kroger Plus card on our behalf. Please help continue the success of this program by encouraging friends to join and remembering to swipe your Kroger Plus card every time you shop!


To register, simply click here or on the Kroger Community Rewards logo.

Scroll down and choose "I'm a Customer - enroll in Community rewards." If you have another organization previously designated, select the update button. Type in Humane Society of Delaware County, then choose "enroll." 

HSDC will begin receiving quarterly support from your Kroger purchases!! 

Thanks to everyone who has joined! Your partnership last year raised more than $5,000 for HSDC! 

Richwood Coffee 

Located inside Richwood Bank, customers and non-customers of the bank can donate money and designate the HSDC to receive the funds.  The HSDC was selected by the family of Joy McAfee Lea, a treasured Richwood Associate Branch Manager who passed away in 2016 after a courageous 8 year battle against breast cancer. In 2017, Richwood Coffee generously donated $3,980 to the HSDC! Richwood Coffee is located at 1512 W William Street, Delaware, Ohio. 

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HSDC’s shelter WISH LIST features some of the critical items we use on a daily basis. We also have an Amazon WISH LIST if you’d like to do shopping on our behalf. (Items are shipped directly to our shelter!) Click here.

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