The purpose of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley shall be to promote the welfare of the animals within greater Washington County, Ohio in the following manner:
1. Provide a safe haven for stray, lost and /or abused animals throught operating an animal shelter.
2. Educate the Communities served by the Society on the need for humane care of animals, the need for animal population control, the relief of animal suffering, and the services offered by the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.
3. Investigate and prosecute complaints of animal abuse and neglect as permitted by the Ohio Revised Code.
4. Provide for the adoption of animals by people who can demonstrate that they will provide care consistent with the purposes of the Society.