One Time

Make a one time donation to Licking County Humane Society.


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The Save-A-Life Campaign ~ In Honor of Zenna Sayre

The Save-A-Life Campaign is an annual drive to help cover medical supplies and veterinary costs for our shelter animals.

The homeless and mistreated animals in Licking County rely on us to meet their most basic needs as well as any medical needs that arise. Through the Save-A-Life Campaign, LCHS will be able to serve these vulnerable cats and dogs, providing for their routine veterinary care, their specialized emergency needs and their general health and well-being.

With an annual goal of $110,000, we can ensure that each and every animal in the shelter receives the medical care it so desperately needs and deserves.

This fund will cover

  • Emergency surgeries: eye-removal, amputation, repairing broken limbs, and many more.
  • Dentals
  • Spay/neuter
  • Vaccines
  • Heartworm testing/treatment
  • Feline leukemia testing
  • Microchipping all animals

Zenna Sayre (1922 – 2015) was a long time friend of the shelter. She loved all animals, especially Standard Poodles and her cats. Shortly before her passing, she established the Zenna Sayre Medical Fund to help with the medical expenses for pets at the shelter. Zenna cared deeply about animals and her legacy and impact on the Licking County Humane Society will be forever remembered. In her honor, LCHS holds the “Save a Life” campaign. This campaign allows LCHS to provide life-saving medical care and other medical services such as: spay/neuter, vaccines, emergency surgeries, testing and microchipping for the shelter animals.

Zenna Sayre

Thornwood Society

THE THORNWOOD SOCIETY – In 2013, the Humane Society took a major step forward moving into an expanded, and vastly improved shelter on Thornwood Drive. The move was a major step in the right direction – we save more animals and are in a better position to fulfill our mission. Members of the Thornwood Society help ensure that the new shelter isn’t an end, but a beginning.

The Thornwood Society is for individuals who want to ensure that their beloved pets have a safe home, should they outlive their owner. It also gives the owner an opportunity to invest in the mission of LCHS and to make a difference for homeless, abused, and neglected animals in Licking County.

It recognizes individuals and families who have invested in our future by making a planned gift in their wills, trusts or estate plans. Everyone can leave something. A simple commitment of 5% of an insurance policy or retirement plan can safeguard your loved ones and provide for the care and safety of Licking County’s homeless, abused and neglected pets.

There are many ways to leave a gift. It is not the business of Licking County Humane Society to guide your estate planning. All we ask is that you let us know of your desire to include us in your estate plan. No commitment of amount is necessary, only your intent to remember our special pets in your plans. Each member of the Thornwood Society is announced with a gold leaf on our Legacy Tree, which is prominently displayed at the shelter. Members also receive free tickets to LCHS events, special mention in our Annual Report, and the promise that should a Thornwood Society member pass, LCHS will take care of their beloved pet until adopted by a loving family. 

Please notify us today if you’ve included the Licking County Humane Society in your will, trust or estate plans so that we can invite you to the Thornwood Society.

If you’d like further information about including the Licking County Humane Society in your estate plans, contact us today at  740-323-2100 or by email at

How to Help: Shop AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Licking County Humane Society every time you shop, at no cost to you. You just need to select us as your AmazonSmile Charity Partner by going to A percentage of your purchase price is donated to us! A Win Win for our pets! Don’t forget to tell your friends!!

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Use Kroger Plus Card to Help LCHS

There’s an easy way for you to help the Licking County Humane Society every month! All you have to do is shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus Card.

Kroger will contribute to our organization 5% of what you spend at its stores each quarter and mail us a check up to a maximum of $300 per household or $1,200 a year per family. This does not affect your fuel rewards! Giving back to the LCHS could be as easy as doing your weekly grocery shopping.

All you have to do is register you Kroger Plus Card with the Community Rewards Program, using the link provided below. If you haven’t registered your card yet under your name, you will have to do that first, then click on the Community Rewards Program to sign up for the Humane Society. Our account number is VV551.

We appreciate you choosing the Licking County Humane Society as the organization you would like to support. The animals of the LCHS would like to thank you for taking the time to make their lives better.

Click Here to Sign Up for Kroger Plus Community Giving at LCHS.

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Our Wish List

Support the Licking County Humane Society by donating a much needed item from our wishlist! Our pets will be forever grateful.

 Click this link to go to our Amazon wishlist!

You can pick what you would like to donate, and it will be shipped right to us!

Most Urgent Needs

  • Puppy Pads
  • Non-clumping kitty litter (for kittens)
  • Clumping kitty litter (for adults)
  • Disinfecting Bleach
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Distilled Water
  • Paper Clips
  • Copy Paper
  • Digital thermometers
  • Trash Bags (Kitchen and 55 gallon)
  • Postage Stamps
  • Chicken & Beef flavored Baby Food
  • Spray Cheese
  • Pill Pockets
  • Gas gift cards

Other Wish List Items:

  • Colored Cardstock for kennel cards
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Batteries: D & AA
  • Wild Bird Seed
  • Feliway Diffuser
  • Feliway Diffuser Refills
  • Essential Oil Diffuser
  • Lavender Oil Refills
  • Poop Scooper (metal pan and spade)

Don’t Forget Gift Cards:

  • Walmart
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Car Wash/Oil Change
  • Lowes
  • Staples

Check out our Amazon Wish List for our foster program by clicking HERE

You can pick what you would like to donate, and it will be shipped right to us!

Thank you for helping our animals! 

All donations are tax deductible!

Licking County Humane Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the humane treatment of animals.