Annual Ohio Animal Cruelty Law Update for Legal Professionals & Law Enforcement

  • 13 Dec 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Annual Ohio Animal Cruelty Law Update for Legal Professionals & Law Enforcement

December 13, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Zoom

*2.00 hrs of General Continuing Legal Education credit pending.

This two-hour live interactive webinar will provide general information about animal cruelty laws and process for legal professionals and law enforcement. Jeff Holland, partner in the firm of Holland & Muirden and special prosecutor for hundreds of animal cruelty cases in many courts across Ohio for the past 26 years, will present these topics: 

  • The difference in the roles of humane agents, dog wardens and animal control officers; 

  • Companion animal cruelty, and offenses against non-companion animals; 

  • The duty to provide care to an animal;  

  • Defining cruelty, torment and torture;  

  • Defining adequate shelter;  

  • Seizure of companion animals and the ten-day hearing, including sample pleadings; and

  • A case law and legislative update.

*This Live Interactive Webinar has 2.00 hrs. of General CLE pending from the Supreme Court of Ohio. Please note that there is a 24-hour limitation on Live Interactive Webinars (see Gov. Bar R. X, Sec. 5 (E)(2)). 

*Ohio Animal Welfare Federation is an approved provider of content which enhances professional competence and aligns with th5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications. Every hour of training equals 1 CE towards CAWA Recertification. 


Note that these fees are per person.

  • $20 per person for members of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation (no CLE credit) 

  • $40 per member with 2.00 General Continuing Legal Education credit

  • $40 per person for non-members (no CLE credit) 

  • $60 per non-member with 2.00 hrs. General Continuing Legal Education credit


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.

Price: $20 for Ohio Fed members; $30 for non-members. Order in our online store, or download an order form to order.

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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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