OUR MISSION: To fight animal cruelty, help animals in need, and advocate for their well-being.
Who Are We?
At the Capital Area Humane Society we know that lives are changed when people and animals come together. We experience this impact every day … in the smile of a child who has just adopted her first kitten, in the laughter of a senior citizen participating in our pet-assisted therapy program at an area nursing home, or in the eyes of a dog rescued by one of our humane officers that has been adopted into a new loving family. Our mission is to make these positive healthy relationships happen. We work diligently to enhance the quality of life in our community by promoting humane and beneficial relationships built on compassion, kindness and empathy. And we assertively act to prevent cruelties and promote responsible care for all animals.
The Humane Society was founded in 1883 by two school teachers and several prominent community leaders dedicated to protecting animals, preventing cruelties, and bringing empathy to society through teaching and advocating kindness for all. Their vision became the driving focus of what would become a reforming force in Central Ohio. Our mission today remains the same, we envision a world where animals are respected and valued, and where the human-animal bond is strong.
As a non-profit organization, the Humane Society relies on support from members and donors to make our programs and services available to the community. This support makes a difference in the lives of the many homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals in our care. We assist in preventing cruelties, including the ultimate cruelty – animal overpopulation. We bring to the community kindness, compassion and empathy for all living creatures.
What Do We Do?
We make a difference in the lives of animals and people.
The Humane Society shelters nearly 14,000 animals each year, responds to more than 7,000 requests for animal cruelty investigations, places adoptable animals, provides animal assisted therapy to children and seniors at area hospitals and retirement homes, teaches basic obedience classes, and through spay/neuter efforts prevent the unwanted birth of companion animals. The Humane Society has on-site medical staff and veterinary clinic, which provides care for both animals at the shelter and in our foster care program. All adopted animals receive basic vaccinations, rabies inoculation, testing for contagious disease, and are spayed or neutered. The Humane Society has nearly 1,200 active volunteers and on any given week nearly 125 volunteers will visit the animal shelter to do everything from walk dogs or cuddle kittens to update the website or pick-up animals for attendance in a mobile adoption event.
The Capital Area Humane Society is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. More than 95 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.
Adoptions: Monday through Friday 2pm - 7pm & Saturday and Sunday 12noon - 5pm
Cruelty Investigations: Monday through Friday 9am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5pm
Adopting a friend
Thousands of pets come to the CAHS for help each year. When they arrive at CAHS, the animals are evaluated for physical and behavioral suitability. Pets determined to be appropriate for adoption remain at CAHS as long as they are happy, healthy and friendly, until a new home is found with a wonderful loving family.
Pets need long term commitment and care. The importance of this requirement is stressed to adopters during the adoption counseling interview. Suitability (which includes dwelling size, children and other animals in the household, and size of animal) is carefully considered during the interview. Staff and volunteer matchmakers assist potential adopters with their selection. Because of this CAHS is the best place in town to meet a new friend! All of our guests receive medical care and those adopted are spay/neutered before they go to their new home! All of our animals also receive a microchip that will be registered to their new owners upon adoption. Please be advised that all adoptions must be made in person.
CAHS Adoptable Pets
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Come Visit Us!
Take I-270 toward Hilliard, to the Roberts Road exit. From the north, turn left onto Roberts Road - from the south, turn right. Proceed east on Roberts Road, turning left onto Old Dublin Road. At the first light, turn left heading west on Scioto-Darby Creek Road. Take the first right after the railroad tracks, Scioto-Darby Executive Court. Proceed to the shelter - a red-roofed building, located on the left side of the road.
Capital Area Humane Society 3015 Scioto-Darby Executive Ct.
Hilliard, OH 43026