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 Training, please contact the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation 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.

Free Webinar: Fundamentals of Managing Community Cats

July 14 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Are you a community cat advocate working in the field or interested in getting your city to start a community cat TNR program? This presentation on community cats (feral, stray, lost, owned) will cover everything you ever wanted to know about community cats . . .and everything you didn't know you wanted to know about community cats . . .abridged. The presentation will be virtual and is hosted by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Companion Animal team and will feature national expert and frequent conference speaker, Danielle Bays, Senior Analyst, Cat Protection & Policy. Click here to register.

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: 

© 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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