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Our Mission and By-Laws

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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:

  1. Provide a safe haven for stray, lost and /or abused animals through operating an animal shelter.

  2. 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.

  3. Investigate and prosecute complaints of animal abuse and neglect as permitted by the Ohio Revised Code.

  4. 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: 



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Board Members 

Amber Dennison, President
Michael Miller, Vice President

Shelly Galland, Secretary
Tammy Bates

John Tynan

Tracy Tynan




Board Meeting Information 2024

 Board meetings will be held at HSOV- 90 Mount Tom Rd. Marietta.

Regular board meetings will usually be held on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7 p.m.  All board meeting minutes will be posted here once approved by the board at the following month's meeting.  Any public comment, questions or concerns for the HSOV Board of Directors may be emailed to 

The following is a list of the 2024 regular board meetings:

  • January 10

  • February 14

  • March 13

  • April 10

  • May 8

  • June 12 

  • July 10

  • August 14

  • September 11

  • October 9

  • November 13

  • December 11 - Annual Meeting/Election

Board Meeting Minutes

Leading our team
Shelter Management
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Shelter Director 

Amy Rogers leads our team including fundraising, rescue, transport, daily shelter operations and public relations.  Amy works with staff and reports to the Board of Directors to ensure our mission is being achieved, short and long term.  She attends commissioner meetings and board meetings to ensure communication is flowing and to help serve the Washington County Community while working together to decrease euthanasia, save & enrich the lives and promote quality care for companion animals in our local area.  Amy has helped many animals go to forever homes as our dog rescue coordinator, frequently driving the transport herself to help ensure all goes smoothly.  Amy also heads up our biggest fundraiser every year, Our Furball.  She has worked hard as a volunteer for many years, helping the shelter immensely.  We feel very fortunate that Amy has agreed to take the position of Director at HSOV.  From dog walking to eagle scout projects, mowing, laundry and frequent fundraisers- Amy is "all in" for our animals.   

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