About JCHS


JCHS celebrates over 100 years!

The Jefferson County Humane Society (also known as JCHS) was first incorporated in 1916.
Current members of the organization are very proud to continue being a voice for the animals in Jefferson County, Ohio – over 100 years later!

JCHS is a non-profit 501c3 organization located in Wintersville, Ohio.
All local Humane Societies are separate entities with their own policies, funding sources and objectives.
We are not a government agency nor are we governed or funded by national organizations.

JCHS strives to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society.
We safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt, and advocate for animals in need,
while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.

We are leaders in animal welfare…
JCHS has always fostered an atmosphere of love, compassion and respect for animals.
The responsibility of eliminating any pain, fear and suffering in all animals is something JCHS takes very seriously – offering lifesaving programs such as :
JCHS Humane Operations
Management of Jefferson County Animal Shelter
Veterinary Care for Shelter Animals
Low Cost Preventive Veterinary Care Services for Public Pets

Professional. Compassionate. Strong. Supportive.
The Jefferson County Humane Society is committed to providing the animals and people of Jefferson County, Ohio with top-notch staff members, educational & voluntary programs, and a focused Board of Directors.