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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To fight animal cruelty, help animals in need and advocate for their well-being.

Programs: The animal care, customer care and community relations operations provide services for pets and people including animal adoption, access to low cost spay/neuter, dog training, emergency sheltering for the pets of victims of domestic violence and humane education. More than 90 percent of our funding is provided by donations and fees for services, we are not a government agency and we do not receive operating support from national organizations. The capital area humane society relies on the support of private donors and volunteers to make our work possible. In 2014, cahs found new homes for 847 dogs, 1,819 cats, 66 rabbits and 124 other types of animals, such as pocket pets, birds, etc.

animal cruelty investigations: cahs is the lead agency in franklin county investigating cases of animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment. The commissioned 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. The cruelty investigation team of five agents reviewed over 6,000 claims in 2014 and seized over 1,000 animals. More than 95 percent of the cases filed by the capital area humane society in the franklin county environmental court resulted in conviction of a defendant.

veterinary services: an on-site medical clinic that provides medical care and support for incoming, adoptable and cruelty case animals. These services include spay/neuter surgeries, dental procedures and other surgeries. We partner extensively with the ohio state university college of veterinary medicine and each 4th year student spends two weeks at our facility before graduation as part of their core curriculum. In 2014, the veterinary services performed more than 2,500 spay/neuter surgeries. In addition, all adopted animals receive basic vaccinations, rabies inoculation, testing for contagious diseases and all dogs, cats and rabbits are spayed or neutered.

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