The Hanover Humane Society was founded by a group of concerned citizens in 1986 to improve conditions at the Hanover County Animal Shelter, and to assist with the adoption of animals from the shelter. With time, a network of safe houses and foster families was developed to house and care for homeless animals that were rescued from the Hanover County pound. In 2006, Hanover Humane Society purchased the former Yopaka Kennels in Ashland. The 5 acre facility now serves as the central hub for Hanover Humane’s activities.
A portion of the kennel facility is used to provide boarding and grooming services to the public. All profits from this operation provide income that is used to maintain the facility, and also to provide food and medication for the HHS foster animals housed at the facility. The 5 acre facility includes play yards and wooded walking trails for the dogs in order to provide an enriching and stable environment where they will be loved and cared for until they find their Forever Home.
Over the years, the Hanover Humane Society has branched out to not only take in animals from the Hanover County pound, but also neighboring jurisdictions and also including underserved high-kill shelters in far southwest Virginia, as well as owner surrenders directly to Hanover Humane Society. Hanover Humane is a No-Kill animal rescue and animals taken into our program remain with us until they find a permanent loving home.
Hanover Humane Society, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors.