As WAHS building goes up, humane society seeks help

By By Mary Jane Johnson - Wilmington Area Humane Society

Have you been curious about a new building going up on 68 North outside of Wilmington, next to D&G Paws and Claws Snack Shack and R & L Carriers? The new construction will become the future home of the Wilmington Area Humane Society (WAHS).

Walls, roof, windows and some outer doors have been installed while work on the interior is going on. Because there is still work to be done as well as inspections, a moving date has not been set, but it is hoped that it will be sometime this summer.

The new building will be able to accommodate more dogs and cats than the current facility. As WAHS is operated entirely by volunteers, more helpers will be needed to care for the animals. Animal Caretaker Volunteers feed, exercise, socialize and clean the pet areas during their shift.

There are four daily shifts that take around an hour to two hours. People can volunteer once a week for a shift or even every two weeks. An orientation period to learn about care of the animals, procedures and the organization is held prior to being put on the Animal Caretaker schedule.

If you are interested in receiving information or to volunteer to help as an Animal Caretaker, please email or call the toll-free pager at 1-877-802-1633. Help associated with the move will be needed. If you would be willing to assist, please email

WAHS is an all-volunteer non-profit formed to promote the welfare of dogs and cats in Clinton County and to provide programs to the residents of this area to nurture and strengthen the human/animal bond. For more information about WAHS or if you would like to make a donation for the new facility, please visit .

By By Mary Jane Johnson

Wilmington Area Humane Society