Our mission is to provide shelter and comfort to animals in need on the path to loving lifetime homes, while providing vital animal related services to our community.
Annie's Success Story
Annie came into our lives in response to a neglect complaint at a home on Christmas Eve in 2015. This emaciated little pitty was chained to a tree, freezing in the snow, and starving to death. Another dog, chained nearby, was so far gone that he, unfortunately, didn't make it. Annie was rushed to the shelter and quickly started on a refeeding schedule and fluids. She received an immeasurable amount of love and dedication, both from the staff and the officer that helped with her case, and quickly won everyone over with her gentle, loving personality. Annie quickly started to put on weight, showing that this pup was not suffering from any ailments, just pure neglect. Despite her miserable start to life, Annie's spirit never wavered, and her personality blossomed into a bouncy, playful girl. Having fallen deeply in love with this beautiful pup, staff worked tirelessly to ensure an amazing home was found for her. Despite being quite the charmer, Annie waited a long 8 months to find her perfect forever family. Her people love her unconditionally and can't imagine life without their, now quite chunky, Annie girl. She has a brother to romp around with and endless amounts of love (and snacks) to receive!
The Morgan County Humane Society was founded in the 1970s by two ladies, a handful of foster homes, and a van. Every Saturday, they held an adoption event in the old K-mart parking lot in Martinsville. In 1998, a large donation was given to the humane society that allowed us to buy an old church on the outskirts of Martinsville. The church was renovated into offices, a laundry room, and a cattery. Kennels were added to complete our shelter. At that time, we also took over doing animal control for Morgan County. Over the years, we have added a free-roaming cat room, outdoor kennels, exercise runs, and a puppy/small dog room. Our shelter can comfortable house between 150 to 200 animals between our physical location and our foster homes. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on our dedicated staff, our wonderful volunteers and the support of our generous donors.