May 19, 2021


affection for others

Humane Society of Monroe County continues to provide animal care

Humane Society of Monroe County and La-Z-Boy Foundation officials celebrate the purchase of a van using La-Z Boy Foundation funds to serve Monroe County's animal care and animal control needs.

I recently wrote about the good works of the Civic Improvement Society – the women’s organization that was active in Monroe from 1901 to 1914. One of their efforts was to plant the early seeds of what would become a humane society serving Monroe County’s needs to help animals and provide animal control services to Monroe County citizens.

However, it wasn’t until 1954 and through the efforts of Florence Foshag and others that the Monroe County Humane Society (now known as the Humane Society of Monroe County) was incorporated.

Originally located at the Sawyer Homestead at 320 East Front Street in Monroe, the Humane Society of Monroe County, according to its Articles of Incorporation (which were signed on July 26, 1954), was established to, “…Sponsor by all lawful means the prevention of cruelty to animals, birds, and fowls and the prevention of all cruelty by education and otherwise.”