OHWho Do I Call If I Suspect Abuse?

Child Maltreatment: 855-OH-CHILD (855-642-4453)

Elder Abuse: 855-644-6277

Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or the Ohio Domestic Violence Network 800-934-9840 or visit the ODVN County Directory of shelters and programs..

Animal Abuse or Neglect:
NOTE: State law requires every county in Ohio to have a dog warden, but their scope is often limited only to dog issues, and not all of them have animal abuse investigation powers; if they do enforce cruelty laws it may only be for dogs. Some can enforce cruelty statutes if they are also deputy sheriffs. County humane societies may have humane agents who investigate cruelty affecting other species. County humane agent appointments are on file with the Probate Judge in each of the 88 counties, but the list may be outdated. In the absence of a readily identifiable humane agent or dog warden with cruelty enforcement powers, local police or the county sheriff are required by law to investigate.

Adams County Adams County Humane Society 937-544-8585

Allen County   Ohio SPCA 740-420-2984

Ashland County  Ashland County Sheriff’s Office 419-289-6552
Ashland   Ashland Police Dept. 419-289-1911

Ashtabula County  Ashtabula County Humane Society 440-437-5389

Athens County   Athens County Dog Shelter Humane Agent 740-593-5415

Auglaize County  Auglaize County Sheriff 419-739-6565

Belmont County  Belmont County Sheriff’s Office 740-695-7933

Brown County   Brown County Humane Society 937-378-3457

Butler County  Butler Co. Sheriff’s Dog Wardens/Humane Officers 513-785-1300
Fairfield   Fairfield Police Dept. 513-829-8201
Hamilton   Butler County Dispatch 513-785-1300
Middletown   Middletown Police Dept. 513-425-7700
Monroe   Monroe Police Dept. 513-539-9234
Oxford   Oxford Police Dept. 513-523-4321
Trenton   Trenton Police Dept. 513-988-6341
West Chester Township   West Chester Police Dept. 513-777-2231

Carroll County   Carroll County Humane Society 330-627-3044

Champaign County  Champaign County Dog Warden 937-484-1613 or Ohio SPCA 740-420-2984

Clark County   Clark County Dog Warden 937-505-3223 or Clark County SPCA 937-925-6602

Clermont County  Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society 513-732-8854

Clinton County  Clinton County Sheriff’s Office 937-382-1611
Wilmington   Wilmington Police Dept. 937-382-3833

Columbiana County   Columbiana County Humane Agent  234-575-1400

Coshocton County   Coshocton County Animal Shelter Humane Agent  740-622-9741

Crawford County   Crawford County Sheriff’s Office 419-562-7906

Cuyahoga County  Cleveland Animal Protective League 216-377-1630
Cleveland   Cleveland Animal Protective League 216-377-1630
Newburgh Heights   Newburgh Heights Police Dept.  216-641-5545

Darke County   Darke County Animal Shelter 937-547-1645 (dogs) or Darke County Humane Society 937-548-1009

Defiance County   Fort Defiance Humane Society Humane Agent  419-658-2298

Delaware County   Humane Society of Delaware County  740-369-7387
Delaware  Delaware Animal Control  740-203-1111

Erie County   Erie County Dog Warden 419-627-7607
Sandusky   Sandusky Police Dept. 419-627-5863

Fairfield County   Fairfield Area Humane Society 740-687-0627

Fayette County   Fayette Regional Humane Society 740-335-8126

Franklin County   Columbus Humane 614-777-7387 x250

Fulton County   Fulton County Dog Warden 419-337-9219

Gallia County   Gallia County Dog Warden 740-441-0207

Geauga County  Geauga County Humane Agent 440-338-4819 x41

Greene County  Greene County Animal Control 937-562-7400 (dogs) or Greene County Humane Society 937-376-3001 (livestock)

Guernsey County  Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office 740-439-4455

Hamilton County  Cincinnati Animal Care Humane Society Dog Warden  513-541-7387 or SPCA Cincinnati 513-541-6100.

Hancock County   Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County 419-423-1664 x123

Hardin County   Hardin County Dog Shelter 419-674-2209

Harrison County   Humane Society of Harrison County Humane Officer 740-942-2197

Henry County   Henry County Humane Society 419-592-3777

Highland County   Highland County Sheriff’s Office 937-393-1421

Hocking County   Hocking County Humane Society 740-380-9109

Holmes County   Holmes County Dog Warden 330-674-6301 or Holmes County Sheriff’s Office 330-674-1936

Huron County  Huron County Humane Society Humane Agent 567-424-9001 or  419-663-7158

Jackson County Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 740-286-6464

Jefferson County  Jefferson County Humane Society 740-314-5583

Knox County Knox County Animal Shelter 740-393-6713

Lake County   Lake Humane Society 440-951-6122 x105

Lawrence County   Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office 740-532-3525

Licking County Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Alexandria  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Buckeye Lake Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Granville  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Heath  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Hebron  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Johnstown  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Newark   Newark Police Dept. 740-670-7277
Pataskala  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Reynoldsburg Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Utica  Licking County Humane Agent 740-644-0132
Other communities   Local law enforcement

Logan County Top of Ohio Pet Shelter 937-593-4277

Lorain County   Friendship Animal Protective League 440-322-4321

Lucas County   Toledo Area Humane Society 419-891-9777
Maumee  Maumee Police Dept. Animal Control Officer  419-897-7045

Madison County   Madison County Sheriff’s Dog Warden 740-845-1749

Mahoning County   Animal Charity Humane Society 330-788-1064 x17

Marion County   Marion Area Humane Society 740-341-6331

Medina County   Medina County SPCA 330-723-7722

Meigs County   Meigs County Humane Agent 740-992-6060

Mercer County   Mercer County Dog Warden 419-942-1550

Miami County   Miami County Animal Shelter 937-332-6919 (dogs)

Monroe County   Monroe County Sheriff’s Office 740-472-1612

Montgomery County   Humane Society of Greater Dayton 855-PETS-911 or Montgomery County Animal Resource Center 937-898-4457 (canine cruelty only)

Morgan County   Morgan County Dog Warden 740-962-6424

Morrow County  Humane Society of Morrow County 419-947-5791 x2

Muskingum County   Muskingum County Humane Officer 740-450-7293

Noble County   Noble County Sheriff’s Office 740-732-5631

Ottawa County   Humane Society of Ottawa County 419-734-5191

Paulding County   Paulding County Dog Kennel 419-399-3791

Perry County   Perry County Sheriff’s Dept. 740-342-1078 x47

Pickaway County   Pickaway County Dog Shelter 740-474-3741

Pike County   Pike County Sheriff 740-947-2111

Portage County   Portage Animal Protective League 330-296-4022 x102

Preble County   Preble County Dog Warden 937-456-4818

Putnam County  Putnam County Sheriff’s Office 419-523-3208

Richland County   Richland County Humane Society 419-774-4795

Ross County   Ross County Humane Society 740-775-6808

Sandusky County   Humane Society of Sandusky County 419-334-4517

Scioto County  Scioto County Sheriff 740-354-7566

Seneca County  Humane Society of Seneca County  419-447-5704

Shelby County   Shelby County Animal Shelter 937-498-7201

Stark County  Stark County Humane Society 330-453-5529

Summit County   Humane Society of Greater Akron 330-487-0333 x1

Trumbull County   Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County 330-539-5300

Tuscarawas County   Tuscarawas County Humane Society 330-343-6060

Union County   Union County Dog Warden 937-645-3016 (dogs) or ACT Ohio www.actoh.org/report-abuse

Van Wert County   Van Wert County Dog Warden 419-771-2196

Vinton County   Vinton County Sheriff 740-596-5242

Warren County   Warren County Dog Warden 513-695-1352

Washington County  Washington County Dog Warden  740-373-6623 x4020

Wayne County  Wayne County Sheriff 330-287-5705
Wooster    Wooster Police Dept. 330-287-5720

Williams County   Williams County Humane Society 419-636-2200

Wood County   Wood County Humane Society 419-352-7339

Wyandot County   All Species Adoption Program 419-458-0115

Please see the explanatory notes regarding reporting and response on our introductory page. If you are aware of any additions or corrections to this Directory, please e-mail the National Link Coalition and let us know.