Licking County Animal Shelter

Find Licking County Ohio animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.

Buckeye Lake Animal Control 136 Anchors Way Buckeye Lake OH 43008 740-964-9651

Cat Assistance Team of Central Ohio PO Box 41 Alexandria OH 43001

Licking County Animal Shelter 544 Dog Leg Road Heath OH 43056 740-349-6562

Licking County Humane Society 825 Thornwood Drive Southwest Heath OH 43056 740-323-2100

Mission Impawssible, Inc. 137 North Liberty Street Alexandria OH 43001 614-743-9540

Newark City Animal Control 39 South 4th Street Newark OH 43055 740-670-7277

Second Chance Humane Society 103 South Main Street Johnstown OH 43031 740-967-3700

Stop The Suffering 3061 London Hollow Road Northeast Newark OH 43055

Welsh Hills Animal Rescue 500 Welsh Lane Granville OH 43023 740-587-4042

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.