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Cruelty Investigations

Outfitted in bullet-proof vests, our Cruelty Investigations department is made up of humane agents who are in the community seven days a week investigating complaints and educating the public.

Enforcing The Law

The Capital Area Humane Society is the lead law enforcement agency in Franklin County for investigating cases of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. Each year, our four full-time humane agents and one part-time commissioned agent investigate more than 6,000 reports of animal cruelty.

By state law, the Capital Area Humane Society is the only agency with commissioned Humane Agents in Franklin County, who investigate cases of alleged abuse of ALL animals. These "animal cops" work hard in the field 365 days a year to protect animals from abuse and to educate members of the community about the proper care and treatment of animals. Reports are received from concerned citizens, social services, health departments and other law enforcement agencies.

The Humane Society's animal cruelty investigations department provides services to the citizens of Franklin County under Ohio Revised Code 1717.6. Our humane agents enforce all local and state laws pertaining to the care and treatment of animals as reported by members of the public and partner agencies including other law enforcement agencies, health departments, code enforcement and social service agencies. More than 95 percent of cases filed by the Capital Area Humane Society in the Franklin County Environmental Court result in conviction of the defendant. 

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Monday - Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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Phone (614) 777-7387 Fax (614) 777-8449
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard OH, 43026
questions@cahs-pets.org
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Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday12pm - 5pm
No adoptions are processed the last 15 minutes of the day. Holds may be placed.
Phone (614) 777-7387 Fax (614) 777-8449
  questions@cahs-pets.org
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard, OH 43026
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Call (614)777-7387 ext. 208 to schedule a help session appointment.
Appointments are available seven days a week and same day appointments may be available.
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