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
Columbus Humane 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 Columbus Humane 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.
Our 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 Columbus Humane in the Franklin County Environmental Court result in conviction of the defendant.
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Hilliard OH, 43026