Our Mission and By-Laws
The purpose of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley shall be to promote the welfare of the animals within greater Washington County, Ohio in the following manner:
Provide a safe haven for stray, lost and /or abused animals through operating an animal shelter.
Educate the Communities served by the Society on the need for humane care of animals, the need for animal population control, the relief of animal suffering, and the services offered by the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.
Investigate and prosecute complaints of animal abuse and neglect as permitted by the Ohio Revised Code.
Provide for the adoption of animals by people who can demonstrate that they will provide care consistent with the purposes of the Society.
HSOV, Inc. is funded in part by fund raising activities, services provided to the City of Marietta
and the Washington County Commissioners, Marietta Community Foundation, memorial
contributions and bequests, and private and business donations. For more information about our finances and budget, please visit our Guidestar profile by clicking here:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ethan Gerber, President
Leight Murray, Vice President
Mike Montgomery, Treasurer
Jim Raney, Secretary
Board Meeting Information
All board meetings will be held at the Goldstar Park Building (FKA Lookout Park) located at 801 Lancaster St, in Marietta, on the first Wednesday of every month (*except Jan & July), at 6 p.m. **Due to the Coronavirus, starting in April board meetings will be virtual until we feel it is safe to have face to face, public meetings again. Any public questions or concerns for the HSOV Board of Directors may be emailed to
The following is a list of the 2020 meetings:
December 2 - Annual Meeting
Board Meeting Minutes
2019 Shelter Statistics Report