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The Ohio Animal Welfare Federation is comprised of humane societies, county dog wardens, animal control officers and other 501(c)3 organizations involved in animal welfare across Ohio. We rely on statewide agency participation and individual involvement to remain on the forefront of the constantly changing field of animal welfare.


  • Access to online and regional live Ohio Fed training, at a discounted price
  • Access to a recorded webinar library
  • Discounted job postings on our website
  • Notification of other training opportunities throughout the year
  • Collaboration with other member agencies
  • Access to legislative updates
  • Support and a voice for state and local legislative issues
  • Access to information regarding funding opportunities
  • Organizational listing on the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation website, and access to the member directory


By completing a membership application, your organization agrees to abide by the following Member Agreement:

As members of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation, our 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. 

NOTE: for your convenience, the online membership application below provides an option for generating an invoice so payment can be made offline. Otherwise, you can pay dues conveniently and securely online by choosing that option on the last screen.

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© 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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