In April of 1975, Heart of Jackson Humane Society was organized and incorporated by a group of citizens concerned about the welfare of animals in Jackson County. For 30 years, and without a physical shelter, dedicated volunteers provided services for needy animals in Jackson County. In July of 1999, land was purchased at 8th & Vermont with the hopes of building a shelter. It finally happened in November of 2004, when the ground was broken for our shelter facility. The doors opened on May 4th, 2005. Since that day, we have provided a haven for more than 2,000 dogs.
Our Mission Statement
The purpose of this society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering
among animals, and the extension of humane education.