Animal Welfare Checks

The Humane Society of Richland County has trained Humane Agents on staff to investigate cases of animal neglect, abandonment, and abuse. If you have concerns about the wellbeing of a companion animal in Richland County, please contact the shelter at 419-774-4795 to make a report. An exact address is required to submit the report for a wellbeing check.

Our Humane Agents must do an initial wellbeing check to assess the situation. Depending on the severity of the circumstances, the agents may remove the animal immediately or give corrections that must be made within a certain amount of time before seizure of the animal is necessary.


We do not respond to noise complaints of barking dogs, wildlife concerns, outdoor cats, or deceased animals on roadways.