Welcome to the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation
Formerly Ohio Federated Humane Societies

The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation (Ohio Fed)  is comprised of humane societies, dog wardens, animal control officers, and non-profit rescue groups involved in animal welfare across Ohio. Our purpose is: 

  • To prevent cruelty to animals by coordinating and enlarging the activities oprivate, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organizations incorporated in Ohio and county, municipal, and local animal agencies;   
  • To share information with the administrative and legislative branches of the state, county, and local governments about the humane treatment of animals and their value to humans; 
  • To provide effective means for the propagation and dissemination of training, resources and information on humane principles that will enhance the welfare of animals in the State of Ohio; and 
  • To encourage cooperative, supportive, and collaborative relationships among humane societies, animal control facilities, and other animal welfare organizations.


  • Access to regional Ohio Fed training, at a discounted price
  • Access to live webinars and a recorded webinar library
  • Discount on the Ohio Animal Cruelty Law Enforcement Manual, and free access to the Ohio Animal Law e-Book
  • Notification of other training opportunities throughout the year
  • Collaboration with other member agencies through our statewide discussion forum
  • Access to legislative updates
  • Support and a voice for state and local legislative issues
  • Access to information regarding funding opportunities
  • Access to the online member directory, and an organizational listing on the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation website 

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      Ohio Federated Humane Societies is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 21328, Columbus, OH 43221 

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