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. 

HSDC does not receive any of your tax dollars, we rely heavily on individual donations, grants, corporate partnerships and fundraisers. Your donation is tax deductible.


If you are able, help us help others in need

recurring gift - your steady support prepares us for every challenge and lets us plan for the future.

individual gift - your donation funds animal vaccinations and wellness medications, spay/neuters, and other basic medical care.

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

Remember the HSDC in your will

Many people have made bequests to HSDC, making its future more secure. Charitable gifts made by bequest are not taxed as part of your estate.

There are several ways to make a bequest to 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. We provides care for over 100 animals every day! You can help make these pets feel at home during their stay, by sponsoring a kennel. You choose how many weeks you wish to sponsor!

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!

  • $25 weekly sponsor

  • $100 monthly sponsor

  • $600 monthly sponsor

  • $1,200 monthly sponsor

Kroger Card Community Rewards

Choose The Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) as your beneficiary, and HSDC receives a donation every time you shop Kroger!


To register, on the Kroger Community Rewards logo. Scroll down to "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." 

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Please encourage your friends and family to enroll and swipe too! Last year your Kroger Plus card shopping raised more than $5,000 for HSDC! Thank you.

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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.

Richwood Coffee 

Located inside Richwood Bank, 1512 W William St, Delaware, 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! 

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