Who are you? Are you part of the County Animal Control?

The Humane Society of Johnson County is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that strives to benefit our community by enhancing the companion animal-human bond through education and adoption programs. We are not a government entity. Therefore, we are not a part of Johnson County Animal Control. However, we do work with their shelter to provide pets with temporary homes through our foster program, “Shelter Without Walls.” Please remember, HSJC does not have a facility to house dogs at this time.

When does HSJC meet?

The Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Johnson County meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

How does HSJC obtain its operating funds?

Funds are obtained through donations, sponsorships, bequests and special fund raising activities. The Society does not receive any funds from the federal, state, county or city government.

What services does the Society provide?

Aside from the assistance to animal control, we offer a low cost spay/neuter program, emergency pet medical assistance to residents of the county, a pet food pantry for low income families and we provide education programs for the local schools and adult groups.

Why should the community support HSJC?

Plans are underway to establish a Humane Society of Johnson County Pet Center. The goal of the center would be to enhance the companion animal-human bond by placing the largest number of pets possible in suitable, lifetime homes and reducing overpopulation throughspay/neuter and education. Animal Control is not required to promote the adoption of animals (although they do this as much as possible) and under very constrained finances cannot adequately provide all the extra services that a private center could. A center of this type that does not receive government funds requires the support of the entire community. While it directly benefits the animals being homed it also benefits the community in general by helping to create a community that is concerned for all it’s citizens, both human and animal.

What can you do to help?

  • Become a Member or a Forever Fostering Friend
  • Make a donation
  • Become a Business Partner
  • Make an extra contribution to help us reach our goal of renovating the pet center.
  • Report any cases of mistreatment of animals to Animal Control.
  • Publicize the work of HSJC and encourage adoption of pets through animal shelters and rescues.
  • Volunteer to help – many jobs are available (see our volunteer list)


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