Welcome to the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation

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 the activities oprivate, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organizations and county, municipal, and local animal agencies in Ohio;   
  • 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 training, resources and information on humane principles that will enhance the welfare of animals in Ohio; and 
  • To encourage cooperative, supportive, and collaborative relationships among humane societies, animal control facilities, and other animal welfare organizations.
Ohio Fed aspires to make Ohio a leader in animal welfare through our statewide advocacy program and by ensuring that our animal welfare professionals have the resources and skills they need to provide the best quality care for the homeless, neglected and abused animals in our state.


    We offer organizational memberships, meaning once an organization or agency joins Ohio Fed, all staff and volunteers associated with that organization are considered members and can take advantage of these benefits:
    • Discounted registration fees for regional, live educational opportunities around Ohio 
    • Discounted registration fees for live webinars and access to 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
    • 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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        © 2018 Ohio Federated Humane Societies (d.b.a Ohio Animal Welfare Federation)

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

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