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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.