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Animal Cruelty

The Athens County Humane Society takes all reports of animal cruelty seriously. Humane agents are bound by very specific laws contained in sections 959.13 and 959.131 of the Ohio Revised Code. 

How to report

  • You can fill out our online form HERE

  • Leave a voicemail at (740) 590 - 0711 with your name, nature of complaint, and a valid telephone number. A humane agent will return your call. Note that the humane agent may ask for a signed, written statement, if needed.

  • For stray dogs in Athens County, contact the Athens County Dog Warden at (740) 593-5415.

  • For animals locked in a hot car, or other immediate emergencies call 9-1-1

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