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 and rescue placement. 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 here in Coshocton County. We have operated the animal shelter and “dog pound” for over 50 years. This is an open admission animal shelter. 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.

We are not affiliated in any way with the newly formed “Coshocton County Humane Society”. If you have an adoption application with that organization, questions or concerns about their organization, programs, or assistance they provide—please contact them directly. 740-575-5829 

To adopt an animal from our shelter, please first complete the brief adoption inquiry form. This form must be completed to schedule an appointment for a specific animal of interest. We 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 and are happy to answer any questions you may have. 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. We contract with the county to also operate the dog pound. Owner surrender dogs enter at a small county required fee. All cats and kittens are accepted from our county and surrounding area counties at no charge. Donations are appreciated. HATA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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 prior to visiting the shelter with an animal to release to us. The dog wardens office assists with stray dog pick up and owner surrendered canines within Coshocton County, 740-295-0026. We are not able to admit stray dogs from outside of this county.

Please never transport found dogs away from the county found, please turn them into the pound where you found them to help in reunification. All county dog pounds are required to accept stray dogs and puppies.

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 and only line of defense against the overpopulation crises is spay and neuter initiatives. We encourage you to contact us for referrals and assistance options prior to surrendering an animal, as we are happy to assist in your keeping the animal if you are able to safely and adequately care for the animal. If you are left with no choice, we are happy to be here and do the best we can with the countless in need. We proudly have watched over 500 animals adopted in 2020. This dog pound does not euthanize for space.

Community 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. To receive this assistance please make your appointment with your preferred veterinarian and contact us at 740-622-9741 with your information to apply the voucher to your bill. 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!