Humane Society of Madison County Humane Society of Madison County, located in West Jefferson, Ohio
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Welcome to HSMC!

Serving Madison County, Ohio since 1989.

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded on July 3, 1989 by a group of Madison County residents who felt there was a great need for a Humane Society in Madison County. HSMC is supported by the Madison County Commissioners, Madison County Sheriff’s office, donations, grants, fundraising, and adoptions.

Happy New Year! Did you know you can help the animals while you get your shopping done with iGive? Getting started is easy! Go to, set up an account, select the Humane Society of Madison County as your charity choice, and shop away! With hundreds of stores participating, such as Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's and so many more, you  can get everything checked off your list and 3% goes to your Humane Society of Madison County! Hooray!

National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month! offers a variety of free webinars to the public with tips and tricks for teaching the "basics" – sit, down, stay, wait, coming when called and walking on a loose leash. Check them out today!

 Fresh Start Canine Training Program

The Humane Society of Madison County and the Madison County Correctional Institution (MaCI) signed a joint cooperative agreement in 1997. This agreement led to the creation of the Fresh Start Canine Training program. This program provides the opportunity for the two organizations to work jointly toward providing homeless dogs and inmates (known as handlers) with a fresh start on life.

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Support the Ohio Pet Fund at

The Ohio Pet License Plates are Ohio vehicle registration plates with special pet images. The purchase of a special image from the BMV raises funds for spay and neuter of dogs and cats at agencies like humane societies, non-profit dog and cat rescues, and government animal control facilities, helping more homeless animals to find forever homes!

Go to to browse the available tags, including cat friendly, pet friendly, and dog friendly plates. Only $25! For more information about the Ohio Pet Fund, go to

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