thornwood_fulltreeTHE THORNWOOD SOCIETY – In 2013, the Humane Society took a major step forward moving into an expanded, and vastly improved shelter on Thornwood Drive. The move is a major step in the right direction – we’ll save more animals and be in a better position to fulfill our mission.

Members of the Thornwood Society will help ensure that the new shelter isn’t an end, but a beginning. It recognizes individuals and families who have invested in our future by making a planned gift in their wills, trusts or estate plans. Everyone can leave something. A simple commitment of 5% of an insurance policy or retirement plan can safeguard your loved ones and provide for the care and safety of Licking County’s homeless, abused and neglected pets.

There are many ways to leave a gift. It is not the business of Licking County Humane Society to guide your estate planning. All we ask is that you let us know of your desire to include us in your estate plan. No commitment of amount is necessary, only your intent to remember our special pets in your plans. Each member of the Thornwood Society is announced with a gold leaf on our Tree of Life, which is prominently displayed at the shelter.

Please notify us today if you’ve included the Licking County Humane Society in your will, trust or estate plans so that we can invite you to the Thornwood Society.

If you’d like further information about including the Licking County Humane Society in your estate plans, contact us today at 740-323-2100 or by email at

Thornwood Society Estate Planning Form