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Learn More About Lake Humane Society

Who We Are

LHS was founded in a small home in Perry Township, Ohio in November of 1937 by a group of determined animal lovers who wanted to see a higher standard of care for companion animals in Lake County, Ohio.

Here at Lake Humane Society, we strive to protect animals and build connections between pets and people through advocacy and education. Our small, yet mighty team works alongside our devoted volunteers in order to provide love and care to 1,200 pets annually.

We have been dedicated to the protection and care of homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals since 1937.

We’re Big Fans of Happily Ever Afters

“We recently adopted our two cats from LHS (our second adoption). We were impressed by the quality of care and love that each animal receives. Ours were part of a humane investigation and were at LHS for over a year. During that time they received amazing vet care, going above and beyond what most shelters are able to do for their animals. Proud to say our new fur babies are happy and healthy thanks to the excellent care they received at Lake Humane Society.”

- Kim B.

I love going here but it makes me sad because I want to take all the cats home. They seem to have so many cats to choose from. I even saw what looked to be like a pure-bred Persian cat. You can adopt a cat, dog, or rabbit for a small fee. Each animal comes with all the necessary shots and is neutered or spayed. If you are looking for a new family pet, check this place out first.”

- Ashley B.

“I could not thank the staff at Humane Society enough. They were so caring and so nice and clearly have a genuine concern for who adopts these babies.”

- Carrie B.

“I purchased my cat from here in October. They take really good care of the animals here. I love my cat what a great place to adopt a pet. I highly recommend this place.”

- Constance W.

“I visited the Lake Humane Society for the Santa Paws event, and I was very pleased with the environment, staff, and photos! Thanks a lot!”

- Natalie A.

Empty the Shelters!

Beginning December 1st through December 11th, select animals at Lake Humane Society will be adoptable for a discounted rate, thanks to the Bissell Pet Foundation.


Cats (1+years or older) = $25
Adult Dogs (1+ years or older) = $50 (plus $20.75 dog license fee)
Dog Bonded Pairs= BOGO $50 (plus $20.75 dog license fee for reach dog)


Help us EMPTY the shelters this month so all of our precious animals can have a home for the holidays, and fill out an adoption application below: