Please report all cruelty & neglect to the only acting humane agent by contacting 740-622-9741. Physical address of the animal of concern required.

Owner name, type of animal(s), nature of concern, duration and nature of concern witnessed also helpful & appreciated.

Please understand, our first action is to make contact, conduct a wellness visit, and help educate and assist the owners. Our humane agent and team however are also prepared and trained to bring about charges, conduct cruelty investigations, and seek justice with the help of local law enforcement as required. 

Please note, it is not illegal in the county of Coshocton County to tether dogs outdoors. Adequate shelter from the cold and heat must be provided. Adequate supplies of food and water also required. Any animal deprived of shelter, food, or water for 15 consecutive hours (documented and witnessed) must be reported immediately. 

The proper channels of reporting include first filing a complainant by contacting 740-622-9741 directly. Include the physical address of animals of concern.

Please understand the laws in Ohio regarding humane, neglect, and cruelty continue to need improved upon. Particularly laws pertaining to livestock, which are extremely limited, we focus on cooperation and education based interventions with owners first. 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture can be contacted with concerns related to puppy mill or suspected puppy mill operations. We cannot assist you in failed purchases or issues surrounding illness you have experienced after a bad animal buy.

We cannot and do not have jurisdiction on matters outside of Coshocton County. Contact your local humane society, sheriffs office, animal control, or local shelter for help and referrals with your concern. 

If you report cruelty or neglect to the recently formed “Coshocton County Humane Society”, we do not receive copies or notifications of those complaints nor do we have direct contact regarding the results of your complaint. 

 Here at the shelter, we are happy to provide straw and extra food for cats, dogs, and small outdoor dwelling animals. We have dog houses available as supplies allow. Contact us if you are in need of additional help during extreme weather changes.

To learn more about the recent Goddards Law and Ohio laws regarding animal neglect & cruelty,

Please note that we are not affiliated in any way, nor do we receive support from, the recently formed “Coshocton County Humane Society”.

We have the only active humane agent serving Coshocton County.