Events & Educational Opportunities

Join Us At These Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation


The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation offers Humane Society Agent training in compliance with OAC 109:2-15-02 using curriculum approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. It is intended only for persons who have been approved by a county humane society to become a Humane Society Agent, other law enforcement, or others who are associated with a law enforcement agency and have a legitimate need for this information to promote animal welfare. Completion of this training is only the first step in becoming a commissioned Humane Society Agent. All Humane Society Agents must:

  1. Be appointed by a county humane society organized under section 1717.05 of the Ohio Revised Code; 
  2. Have that appointment approved by either the mayor of the municipal corporation or the probate judge of the county where they intend to serve; and  
  3. Comply with all other requirements provided by law. 

For Additional information on who can enforce ORC Section 959, click here.

If you are in need of Humane Society Agent Training, please complete this form and you will be contacted when the next training is scheduled. Questions? Contact us at or 614-270-8030.


These programs are not sponsored by the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation. For questions or registration, please contact the sponsoring organization.

Looking Forward: The Future of Animal Welfare

Tuesday, December 7 – Thursday, December 9, starting at 1pm ET each day

This is a 3-day virtual conference sponsored by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement for anyone in animal welfare who is interested in thinking boldly and strategically to plan and support long-term growth and mission success. Topics will include: diversity, equity, and inclusion; foster care; humane law enforcement; human resources; outdoor cats; reaching at-risk communities; and technology.

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training Package

Resources and learning opportunities designed to further the eradication of systemic discrimination and racism in animal welfare.

Ohio Fed webinars are made possible by a generous sponsorship by: 

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