The Dent County Animal Welfare Society was organized to help homeless dogs and cats in a locale where nothing was being done for them. State charter and incorporation were established early in 1990.
We are an independent humane society and do not receive tax funding from the city or county or any of the large national humane societies.
Our city pound was deplorable and facing state fines and no facility was provided by the county, plans were formed to build a shelter so there would be a safe haven for the animals under our protection.
A grant was obtained, matching funds raised, and ground broken in October of 1992. The shelter opened 1/27/1993. 501c3 status.
We are a no kill shelter and only in rare occasions is a dog or cat euthanized.