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

The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation (Ohio Fed)  is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization for 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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