A low cost clinic visits Coshocton and Zanesville monthly. Click the link to learn more about scheduling via the Traveling Unit Schedule or visit:


February 14th-Nomad Inc. is visiting the animal shelter with low cost spay and neuter for cats! Sign up windows begin end of January, please check our Facebook page for updates! You must sign up and pre-pay prior to being scheduled in this clinic and the only way to sign up is by visiting the animal shelter.

Low Cost Veterinary Care and spay/neuter services:
Dr.  Bliss-Barn Cat Rate for true feral cats 330-663-1935
Newcomerstown, Ohio

Low Cost Dog and Cat s/n: https://www.alterclinicac.com


State of Ohio Low Cost Options:

Most counties offer low cost services or units, call your local society or shelter/pound to find out about spay and neuter assistance and opportunities in your community.

Community Pet Food Bank: We supply a distressed pet owner food bank to those in need. Coshocton County residents who are actively reducing litters by utilizing our spay and neuter programming are permitted to obtain pet food from this bank, Thursdays 11-1pm.

Open Admission Cat Shelter: We accept all cats and kittens in need Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11-1pm. We do not charge an acceptance or intake fee. 

Dog Pound Owner Surrender Acceptance:
COSHOCTON COUNTY Dogs and puppies accepted at the $25.00 county required intake fee. We offer humane euthanasia to out of county residents and resources like private rescues to assist them with litters of puppies, etc. We reserve the right to assist owner surrender dogs from out of county at our sole discretion. Contact your local pound and society for help, all dog pounds are required to accept stray dogs. 

Important to note: Once you surrender an animal here, you release your rights to the animal(s), and they are our property when they enter into our care. We do not release adopter private information to previous owners. We do not hold animals for extended timeline periods and we sadly cannot board animals for owners. This is a dog pound and open admittance cat shelter. We simply do not have the space or resources to meet those expectations. When surrendering a canine or feline here you are acting as owner, guardian, or harborer of that pet at drop off and releasing them to this shelter. We are not able to provide “updates” to previous owners. We serve thousands of animals each year.

Please never transport animals loose in your car to our shelter. Please safely confine for drop off.  Dog and puppy intakes by appointment only. The dog wardens office can be reached at 740-295-0026 for Coshocton county stray dogs. Cat and kitten open intakes, Mondays-Tuesdays-Thursdays 11-1pm. Donations are deeply appreciated. We are NOT a no kill cat shelter.

Dog Tag/License sales: All 3 month and older canines must be registered with the state of Ohio per county and state law. Pick up your dog tag at the shelter or auditors office on Main street.

Transfer & Rescue Programming: Source sheltering is the future for rural dog pounds like ours! We are a small pound, and in order to keep dogs from being euthanized for space purposes, we rely heavily on rescue and transfer networks!  Short stays for shelter animals is our goal. Our volunteers personally transport the animals to transfer partner facilities and all locations have been regularly visited.

Our rescue & transfer partners are incredibly helpful in many ways:
Overflow/overcrowding assistance
Non-emergency surgeries (spay/neuter)
Specialized services & veterinary care (staff veterinarians and large scale resource access)
Reduction of stress (a “full” dog pound & shelter is difficult on many levels for our dogs & our volunteers— mentally, emotionally, and physically)
More exposure for adoptable pets & potential matches
Increases in dog pound save rates (limited, constant goal of no space related euthanasia)
Accept all breeds, ages, and types (not breed specific or highly adoptable pull only)
Responsible Adoption Processes
501c3 reputable organizations with established programs and community presence

Thousands of animals have benefited from this program to date. With the combined efforts of HATA & our transfer partners, this program helps move adoptable animals from the dog pound & cat shelter safely, quickly, & responsibly. We cultivate close relationships with partner coordinators, managers, and shelter directors. We know transferred animals will receive full veterinary care (spay, neuter, general & specialized medical care, heartworm testing, behavioral needs met) and are in the hands of the best of the best here in the state of Ohio. Thank you to all of our friends in rescue & at the APLs.

Sadly, not all shelter dogs and cats that enter are eligible for private adoption or rescue/transfer. This includes owner surrender requested euthanasia, ferals, court ordered euthanasia, behavioral/bite history/aggression pattern euthanasia, illness, severe medical care needs and failure to thrive. Our staff & volunteers care equally for all animals who enter, no matter the circumstance.  


To be added to our rescue or transfer partners or approved list, please send proof of 501c3, non profit status, and organization & policy information to hataofccas@yahoo.com.