Located in beautiful Highland County, Virginia, the Highland County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of animals through a cooperative engagement with Highland County, its citizens, and other like-minded animal welfare groups.We are a group of dedicated volunteers and foster homes taking unwanted animals from the public, the Highland County pound, and neighboring animal shelters in Bath, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Pendleton and Pocahontas counties. HCHS has no physical building but has no boundaries. Our group consists of animal lovers, and each of us believes every animal deserves a loving home. Since forming in July 2012, HCHS has taken in over 850 dogs and cats.

HCHS is a recognized 501(c)3 organization and is completely funded through donations, private and corporate sponsors, adoption fees, and fund raising events. Your tax deductible donation provides day to day care, veterinary services, food, and shelter for the animals under our protection. Donations of pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, and gas cards are also appreciated.

To view our 2016 animal intake and outgo, visit the VA Department of Agriculture report here.


Thanks to all who attended our first annual Strut Your Mutt event on Saturday, April 22, 2017!
Everyone had a great time, and we are already looking forward to next year. Stay tuned for more details!