About Us

The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation (Ohio Fed) is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization for humane societies, dog wardens, animal control officers, and non-profit animal welfare organizations across Ohio. 


To promote the well-being and humane treatment of domestic animals throughout Ohio through education, advocacy, and professional resources for animal welfare professionals, elected officials and law enforcement.  


We envision a future where all animal welfare professionals, elected officials and law enforcement from across Ohio have the resources, education and support they need to ensure the well-being and humane treatment of domestic animals in their communities.  


Members of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation affirm that their organization: 

Supports the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation’s mission and goals; 

Complies with applicable laws, rules and ordinances; 

Commits to making the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation a positive force in the animal welfare community by focusing on the common ground, shared goals and points of agreement among other member organizations; 

Conducts our daily business with the utmost degree of professionalism and civility; and

Commits to these shared values: 

  • Education: We are responsible for continuously seeking and sharing knowledge and resources. 
  • Collaboration: We believe working together increases our collective achievements for animals and our communities. 
  • Integrity: We hold ourselves accountable to our partners and community through transparency. 
  • Quality of Life: We are committed to the health and safety of pets and people in our communities, and to the Five Freedomsfreedom from hunger or thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury or disease; freedom to express normal behaviors; and freedom from fear and distress. 

© 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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