Shelter volunteers are available by appointment only at this time, due to the Covid19 pandemic. We are on site daily caring for and receiving new animals in need, returning pets to owners, and finding new loving homes via private adoptions. Please always leave a voicemail at 740-622-9741 if you are in need of assistance. Volunteers will get back with you promptly. This is a volunteer operated shelter. We operate the animal shelter for both dogs, cats, and other domestics/farm animals in need. We are located on Morgan Run Road. We have operated the animal shelter and “dog pound” for over 50 years.

We are not affiliated in any way with the newly formed “Coshocton County Humane Society”. Friendly reminder that we do not house and are not responsible for the cats and kittens at the Coshocton Tractor Supply Co., in the plaza. If you have an application with that organization, questions or concerns—please contact them directly, as we have no affiliation. 

Our volunteers are a group of dedicated individuals who spend 7 days a week caring for the animals and individuals that we serve. We deeply appreciate your support as we continue to provide an open admission environment for animals in need. Our 501c3 nonprofit provides services to owned pets, strays, individuals in need of pet food, spay and neuter & affordable pet care services, and veterinary care assistance case by case.

To adopt an animal from our shelter, please first complete the brief adoption inquiry form. This form must be completed to schedule an appointment and a volunteer will verify your veterinary reference and information provided. Please always reach out if you have submitted a form and see an animal of interest. We are available by phone or email. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, our volunteer based team is very limited, so please always leave a message. 740-622-9741

                                                   Owner Surrenders & Stray Intakes
The Humane Animal Treatment Association is responsible for the cat shelter, which is within the same building as the county dog pound and operated by HATA volunteers. All cats and kittens are accepted from our county and surrounding area counties at no charge. Donations are appreciated.

Owner Surrendered animals are accepted at our shelter as well. Canines enter the dog pound at the required $25.00 county surrender fee. We are one of the only pounds left in the state of Ohio who accept owner surrendered canines, with one of the lowest county required fees. Please contact us to discuss the surrender and to setup a drop off time. The dog wardens assist with stray dogs and owner surrendered canines also only within Coshocton County, 740-295-0026. We are not able to admit stray dogs from outside of this county. Do not transport found dogs away from the county found, please turn them into the pound where you found them to help in reunification! We are an open admission cat shelter, admitting all cats and kittens in need. This is NOT a no-kill cat shelter. Due to the volume received and the lack of options throughout the state–we proudly serve all in need, and provide a humane solution to the overpopulation crisis. Our primary focus is spay and neuter initiatives, and we encourage you to contact us for referrals and assistance options prior to surrendering an animal. If you are left with no choice, we are happy to be here, and do the best we can. We proudly have watched over 500 animals adopted in 2020. Our dog pound save rates in 2020 were **over 88%**, as we continue to successfully avoid space related euthanasia. Thank you to our volunteers and team for another wonderful year. 

                                                          Pet Food Bank Assistance
Thanks to generous donors and our own funding, we provide a weekly pet food bank to those in need. The brown and gray shed located across from the kennels is stocked weekly, as items are available. If you would like to support our community pet food bank, both newly open and new dry dog and cat chows are accepted and deeply appreciated. We help the recipients of pet food with other needs that may present as well, like spaying and neutering the animals in the homes, in order to receive this assistance.  

                                                  Spay and Neuter Voucher Program
$40.00 off any spay and neuter service via a local, Coshocton County, veterinarian. Make your appointment with your preferred veterinarian, contact us at 740-622-9741 to apply the voucher to your bill. No income requirements. All Coshocton County veterinarians accept our voucher assistance and we fund & assist with thousands of spays and neuters each year.            

Items by mail delivery are easiest to receive at this time. Please visit our Amazon Wishlist to learn more about items used & appreciated.  Items can also be safely left at our back gate or main entrance at any time! Coshocton Co. Animal Shelter & Humane Animal Treatment Association, 21755 TR 164 Coshocton, Ohio 43812. If you prefer a volunteer be present at drop off, please feel free to contact us to setup a date and time! Paypal: