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Dinner & Auction
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hosted and Catered by Su Wheeler 
at the London Country Club, 1199 Spring Valley Road, London OH

$55 for couple and $30 for single

Buffet Style Meal
Choice of 
Baked Swiss Steak with Vegetables and gravy or
Breaded Chicken Breast stuffed with bacon 
and asiago cheese with cream sauce or
Vegetarian Lasagna

Served with the following
Mixed Green Salad with assorted dressings
Mashed Potatoes
County Green Beans
Rolls and Butter
Gourmet Brownies and cookies
Beverages with meal will be Coffee, 
Iced Tea and Water

5:30 p.m. Doors open, Registration, cash bar, Appetizer
Silent Auction Open

6:30 p.m. Dinner Served

8:45 p.m. Silent Auction Closes

50/50 Raffle, sale table, 
 silent & live auction, +more

To RSVP using your credit card or paypal, you can click here ,
Then send a message by clicking here  with how many of which dinners you would like, or
you can click on the RSVP form below to print it out and 
mail with your check to HSMC, P.O. Box 777, London OH 43140

Angel Animal Hospital- Open House

County Dog License

Authorized Dog Tag Vendors


  • Choctaw Lake Property Owners Assc.
    2875 Oneida Dr., London, OH 43140
  • Dwyer Brothers
    150 S. Main St., London, OH 43140
    (740) 852-0725
  • Sheffield Veterinary Hospital
    221 Lafayette St., London, OH 43140
    (740) 852-9151

Mount Sterling

  • Rapp's Hardware
    2 W. Main St., Mount Sterling, OH 43143
    (740) 869-3553
  • Reiterman Feed and Supply
    103 N. London St., Mount Sterling, OH 43143
    (740) 869-3817

West Jefferson

  • Madison County Humane Society
    2020 Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson, OH 43162
    (614) 879-8368
  • West Jefferson Animal Hospital
    121 E. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162
    (614) 879-8250
  • West Jefferson Hardware
    228 E. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162
    (614) 879-9036

Plain City

  • Plain City Animal Hospital
    245 W. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064
    (614) 873-5659
  • Yoder's True Value Hardware
    625 W. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064
    (614) 873-8211


  • First Community Bank
    13760 Main St. SW, Sedalia, OH 43151
    (740) 874-3336

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Address, Phone# and Hours.

Humane Society of Madison County is located at 2020 ST RT 142 NE (aka 2020 Plain City-Georgesville Road when using GSP or internet mapping), West Jefferson OH, 43162. (Exit #85). The shelter is located just a quarter mile south of I-70.

Hours of operation are as follows.

Sunday to Friday- 1PM to 5:00PM
Thursday 1PM to 7PM
Saturday Noon to 5PM

We are closed on all major holidays.

If you have a stray dog or need to speak to Dog Warden Deputy Sparks, please call 740-845-1749.

If you need to reach the HSMC please call 614-879-8368

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Directions from the following cities.

Columbus-- I-70 west to Exit 85 (ST RT 142/Plain City-Georgesville Rd).
Turn left on to ST RT 142/Plain City Georgesville Rd. Go 1/4 mile and shelter is on right.

Springfield-- I-70 east to Exit 85 (ST RT 142/Plain City-Georgesville Rd).
Turn right on to ST RT 142/Plain City Georgesville Rd. Go 1/4 mile and shelter is on right. 

Marysville--ST RT 33 East toward Columbus. 
Take the ST RT 42 exit toward Delaware/Plain City. 
Turn right onto ST RT 42 South. 
Turn Left onto Lucas Road. 
Turn Right onto Plain City-Georgesville Road. 
Go over the overpass for I-70, go 1/4 mile and shelter is on right. 

Cincinnati-- There are several different routes.
I-71North to Exit 84 (ST RT 56- London/Mount Sterling), Turn left on to ST RT 56. Head into London. Turn right on to E. High Street (also known as ST RT 42). 
Turn slight left onto Elm Street (also ST RT 42). Continue following ST RT 42. 
Merge onto I-70 east to Exit 85 (ST RT 142/Plain City-Georgesville Rd). 
Turn right on to ST RT 142/Plain City Georgesville Rd. Go 1/4 mile and shelter is on right. 

Or I-75 North toward Dayton. Merge onto I-675 North via Exit 43 toward Columbus. 
Merge onto I-70 East (exit 26A). I-70 east to Exit 85 (ST RT 142/Plain City-Georgesville Rd). 
Turn right on to ST RT 142/Plain City Georgesville Rd. Go 1/4 mile and shelter is on right. 

Membership- 2013

Dear HSMC Supporter,

The Humane Society of Madison County have moved into our new shelter located at 2020 ST RT 142 NE, West Jefferson OH 43162. This new shelter has been a dream of many animal lovers and pet owners for a long time. If you have not made it out for a tour, we are open monday to friday from 1pm to 5pm, wednesday 1pm to 7pm and saturday noon to 5pm. Closed on sunday and all major holidays.  

The new shelter has been amazing for the shelter animals, the shelter staff and public. All is now under one roof and there is a room for folks to visit with the animals. It will be easier to keep clean and providing even better care for the animals. We have volunteers who enjoy coming out and helping with the animals and chores at the shelter. The number of adoptions has gone up. 

Of course this new shelter will come more expense for the HSMC. Now that we are no longer on county property, the HSMC will have to pay all utilities, have the lawn mowed, snow removed, etc. These are expenses we never had before. The HSMC board knew we would have more responsibility at the new shelter,  however, it is worth it. We are hoping you feel the same. 

Enclosed is the membership form for 2013. By becoming a member, you will help in providing the funds to continue our mission of caring for Madison County homeless animals. You will receive information on fundraising events, special member only events, and so much more. We can only print so many newsletters so if at all possible, please let us send our newsletter to your e-mail. Be assured we will not share your e-mail address with anyone. We have big plans for the HSMC in 2013 and we are sure you will not want to miss a thing.

If you would be interested in helping the HSMC  at the shelter or with some of our  events, please ask us to send you a volunteer form or pick one up at the shelter. Even volunteering for a few hours a month can make the biggest different to the HSMC and the animals in our care.

Again, we thank you for your support of the Humane Society of Madison County and we hope you have a Great New Year!

Betty Peyton
HSMC Shelter Director

To print membership form,  just click on form below and it will become bigger so you can print and read easier.

And the 2013 Bonzi goes to.......

As most of you are aware, The Bonzi is an annual award given to individuals, businesses, and groups who have made a difference in the life of an animal or the lives of the animals we serve.
Named after Bonzi, our first successful neglect prosecution case who has a happily ever after with his forever family in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he now enjoys dual citizenship. His story and the people who played a part in it illustrates why we do what we do.
As it is every year, we had a lot of great nominations for people who had really made a difference. It was a difficult decision and we’d like to take a moment to thank each and every person who supports us.
And now to the announcement: The Bonzi goes to:

Anne Oconnell-Null and Kevin Null - “Anne & Kevin”, as they are collectively known at the shelter, have been supporters of ours for many years. At the old shelter they would bring out wish list items, auction items and always brought papers to use and to recycle for money.
As renovations were underway for the new shelter, Shelter Director Betty met with them to plan the cat playpen. She had a variety of ideas which they used to make that room and the cat friendly structures come to life. They also helped us unpack and recycled the moving boxes for us. At our vet tech’s request they made a rack to hang our breathing tubes and they even figured out what was wrong with a tool on the dental machine. Anne helped fill in the background of the tree in the meet-n- greet room and has made follow up phone adoption phone calls.

Morgan Skeldon – Don’t let her size and age fool you. Morgan, although one of our younger volunteers packs a whallop of a volunteer punch. Morgan, 10, has already decided she wants to be a vet and help animals. Her way of helping them now is by walking and playing with some of the shelter dogs as well as socializing and brushing out the cats. She understand our cat feeding system and can be completely trusted to feed the cats their needed diets. Her assistance doesn’t stop there. Morgan also takes out the trash and cleans up where needed. She does anything we ask of her. Morgan’s grandmother brings her to the shelter (thanks, Grandmother!). Grandmother told us that even though Morgan's has a dog and cat, she loves helping the shelter animals.

The Village Antique Treasures and Gifts (Belinda Ewing) – We love how welcome the community of West Jefferson has made us feel and none more so than Belinda and her business.
She set aside a spot in her store to sell things from our sales wall. She held a raffle for us to gather wish list items. On the Route 40 Garage Sale Weekend she let us set up shop in front of her shop.
An amazing person with a great business. Check out her shop!

Best in Show Award

Message: Dear Humane Society of Madison County,

We at DogBreedsInfo.org are pleased to present you with a Dog Rescue Award for excellence in providing underprivileged dogs a much valued resource. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work – the Humane Society of Madison County certainly qualifies as one of them.

Thank you for all the work you and your organization provides for dogs in need. We wish you the best in continuing your highly valued service.

Thanks again for all you do!

Best Regards,

Senior Editor

HSMC moving to West Jefferson

Courtesy of the Madison Messenger

Humane Society moving to WJ

(by Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor - May 12, 2011) 

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
The Humane Society of Madison County is slated to move its operations to this former church on Route 142 in West Jefferson.
The Humane Society of Madison County is making plans to move its animal shelter operations from London to West Jefferson. At the same time, the county commissioners and Humane Society are at a stalemate over service contract terms.

The commissioners pay the Humane Society to operate the county dog pound at 1357 State Route 38 SE in London. The county budgeted about $34,000 for those services this year, the same amount as last year.

In March, the Humane Society board rejected the contract terms, saying they need at least twice that amount to cover the county’s statutory obligation to the county’s stray dogs. For now, the Humane Society is operating on the old contract terms.

If the two parties renegotiate, the county contract will follow the Humane Society to its new shelter site. If the two parties don’t reach an agreement, they may part ways. The county would operate its facility in London. The Humane Society would operate its facility in West Jefferson.

The new shelter
The Humane Society’s new shelter site is a 5,000 square-foot building that sits on five acres on State Route 142 NE, a quarter-mile south of I-70. The building is a former Nazarene church.

Geo-Sites Ltd. recently purchased the property. George and Betty Peyton, members of the Humane Society board, own Geo-Sites. The Peytons have offered to lease the property to the Humane Society for $1 a year for 25 years.

The decision to move is unofficial until the board votes on it. The next board meeting is May 18.

“This is a huge, huge thing,” said Cindy Phillips, board secretary. “It’s going to be nice to put everything under one roof.” She also noted the new shelter will have ample parking and is easy to find.

At the county-owned shelter in London, the dogs are kept in kennels inside and outside a block building. The office and cats are housed in a trailer. Sick cats and an area for medical attention are housed in another trailer.
The one-story building at the new site would allow all animals, visitors, volunteers and shelter employees to stay inside. Unlike the county shelter, the West Jefferson facility is completely handicap accessible.

Betty Peyton, who serves as the shelter director, said the new site can house the same number of cats and dogs as the current site. The difference will be the size of dogs the new site can accommodate.
“Our max now is 45 dogs, with kennels big enough for 28 large dogs. At the new shelter, all the kennels will be big enough for large dogs,” she said.

The dog kennels and storage space will occupy the former church sanctuary. Cats, a medical area, and offices will occupy former classrooms.

Renovations should be minor, Peyton said. Carpet will be removed, leaving con-crete floors. New paint inside and fencing outside are needed. Plumbing exists in the sanctuary where baptisms took place.
“We just have to figure out drainage and how to tie into other plumbing in the building,” Peyton said.
With the board’s approval, the goal is to move to the new site by August, she said.

The board is studying the logistics of converting the building, moving the animals, and operating the new facility.

Update- The HSMC Board has approved the offer of the building and lease agreement.