Be Involved

There are many ways you can help the animals in your community. Foster. Volunteer. Donate. Join. Please consider getting involved and making a difference.


Love is the greatest reward. Find a new best friend and share the love. Search for available cats and dogs and read our success stories.


We can help you with spaying/neutering your companion animal; your feral cat colony; or adopting a new pet. Learn more about the services we offer.

Indian Rivers Humane Society Board

President- Benjamin Shumaker Vice President – Lisa Pelley Secretary – Teresa Glidewell Treasurer-Jon Cox Feline Chair – Gina Fetterolf Canine Chair – Bekah Davis 4PAWS Thrift Store Chair – Benjamin Shumaker, Interim Education/Legislation Chair – Vacant Membership Chair – Kim Carlton Public Relations Chair – Michele Charnock Special Events Chair – Sarah Luchard

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Our Mission

IRHS is an all volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. The mission of IRHS is to improve the animal welfare by ensuring the humane care and treatment of animals in King William, Essex and King & Queen County. Indian Rivers Humane Society is a proud member of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies.

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Our Partner Veterinarians: Aylett Animal Hospital 8065 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy Aylett, VA 23009 (804) 769-1530 King William Veterinary Clinic 1242 Sharon Road King William, VA 23086 (804) 769-3200 Tri-County Animal Hospital Lewis B Puller Memorial Hwy Mattaponi, VA 23110 (804) 785-9955

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