Isle of Wight County Humane Society
Since 1980, our small rescue has been dedicated to caring for and promoting the rights of animals through numerous initiatives. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals and people within our community through advocacy, education, and support.
As a dedicated small rescue since 1981, Isle of Wight County Humane Society (IOWCHS) has discovered countless ways to make a positive difference in the lives and welfare of animals. Click below to learn more about our history.
Get Involved Today
To assist us with conducting various adoption, fundraising, and other charity events, we have created a volunteer program. Individuals within the community can apply to become a volunteer member. Volunteering means selflessly giving your time to the animals in foster care and the community. It also means living by the Isle of Wight County Humane Society's mission and values.
Pet Foster Parent Program
To save animals from living outside in harsh conditions or possibly being euthanized in a local shelter, we have created a foster parent program. Individuals within the community can apply to become foster parents. Being a foster parent means opening your heart and home to animals in need and living by the Isle of Wight County Humane Society's mission and values.
Every pet we assist and care for costs on average $800.00 a month. As an all-volunteer organization, we depend upon the generosity of kind individuals like you within our community to fund our work. We receive no government funding and rely entirely upon private and corporate donors. With your assistance, we can continue our mission and help keep our lifesaving programs running.
We’re big advocates for spaying and neutering pets. To assist pet owners and their pets, we offer spay/neuter payment assistance to individuals that meet program criteria. Please contact us to learn more about the program.
Medical Grant Program
We understand that medical emergencies happen. To assist pet owners and their pets, we offer a one-time medical grant to individuals that meet program criteria. Please contact us to learn more about the program.