Resources

We hope you find this directory of resources useful. If you know of an organization or resource not listed here that may be beneficial to others, please send email to ohiofedhs@gmail.com

OHIO RESOURCES


OHIO REVISED CODE

OHIO LEGISLATURE

BILLS WE ARE WATCHING

ORC CHAPTER 959 ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY

OHIO COUNTY DOG WARDENS ASSOCIATION

ANIMAL ABUSE RECOGNITION & REPORTING HANDBOOK

Developed by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association

OHIO ANIMAL ADVOCATES

Includes links to where to report animal abuse, domestic violence safe havens for pets, Ohio pet food pantries and low cost S/N clinics

GUIDE FOR CHARITY BOARD MEMBERS

This guide explains the legal duties and responsibilities of board members.

NATIONAL HUMANE ORGANIZATIONS


AMERICAN HUMANE

ASPCA PRO

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

ANIMAL SHELTERING

THE ASSOCIATION FOR ANIMAL WELFARE ADVANCEMENT

MADDIE'S FUND

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY

Founded in its present form in 1993, Best Friends is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization that works nationwide with shelters, rescue groups and members to promote pet adoption, no-kill animal rescue, and spay-and-neuter practices.

HEARTS SPEAK

HeARTs Speak is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that’s uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals.

OHIO FED TRANSFER LISTS (members only)


The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation maintains lists of shelters and rescues in Ohio that either allow overcrowded shelters or rescues, whether due to emergencies or day-to-day surprises, to transfer animals TO them, as well as shelters and rescues that may have a need to transfer animals OUT to others who can take them. These lists are only accessible to Ohio Fed members. Log in to view.

OHIO ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATIONS MANUAL

Animal cruelty has been a crime in Ohio for more than 140 years. Yet the subject remains misunderstood by many courts, prosecutors, attorneys, the press, and even law enforcement officers.

Animal offenses are some of the most difficult to detect and prosecute, largely because the “victim” cannot speak. And unlike other property offenses, animal victims are often owned by the offender, so there is no objective person with an interest in the damaged property to report the crime.

The purpose of this manual is to remove some of the mystery and confusion by providing clear explanations, simple standards, and an easy reference for humane agents and other law enforcement officers involved in the investigation and prosecution of animal cruelty, neglect, and abandonment.

Order online (right) or download an order form.

ANIMAL LAW e-BOOK (members only)


This online reference is intended for members of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation who regularly investigate and enforce Ohio laws relating to animal control, cruelty, neglect and abandonment.

OHIO FED WEBINAR LIBRARY (members only)

Members of Ohio Fed have access to a library of recorded webinars originally offered live throughout the year. Log in to view. Not a member? Join hereThis webinar series is sponsored by the Petco Foundation. 

NATIONAL RESOURCES


HUMAN ANIMAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Human Animal Support Services (HASS) is an international coalition of animal services leaders and more than 30 pilot organizations transforming the traditional sheltering system to serve the entire community in supporting the human-animal bond.

Click here specifically for HAAS' guide to developing a Lost Pet Reunification Program.

NATIONAL LINK COALITION

A monthly report of news from the National Resource Center on the link between animal abuse and human violence. 

NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS AGENCIES

A directory of agencies that respond to animal abuse complaints in over 6,500 counties, cities and towns, including 105 communities in Ohio. The directory was created by the National Link Coalition to make it easier report suspected animal abuse. It also contains hotlines for reporting child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence.

SHELTER ANIMALS COUNT
Shelter Animals Count is a collaborative initiative formed by a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share a national database of sheltered animal statistics, providing facts, and enabling insights that will save lives. 

THE ASSOCIATION LEARNING CENTER

Resources provided by the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

VIRTUAL CONSULTANT
The University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program have partnered to create Virtual Consultant: a free web-based tool that enables animal shelters to assess their everyday practices.

GUIDELINES FOR STANDARDS OF CARE IN ANIMAL SHELTERS

Published by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians 

SANITATION IN ANIMAL SHELTERS

From UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

MADDIE'S SHELTER MEDICINE PROGRAM

From the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

PETFINDER SHELTER SOFTWARE GUIDE 

Which software is right for your shelter or rescue group? There are many to chose from and this site managed by Petfinder can help.

AMERICAN HUMANE OPERATIONAL GUIDE: RECORD KEEPING

Accurate and efficient record keeping is crucial to all animal shelters. This manual lays the groundwork for successful record keeping and makes it easier to keep accurate and efficient records.

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES


ANIMAL WELFARE FUNDERS 

List of funders compiled by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

ANIMAL SHELTERING GRANTS 

Explore grant opportunities for municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations

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CAREER CENTER

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