Richland County Animal Shelter

Find Richland 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.


Humane Society of Richland County 3025 Park Avenue West Ontario OH 44906 419-774-4795


Ladybugs K9 Rescue 8240 Highway 314 Mansfield OH 44904 419-946-5311

Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League PO Box 3842 Mansfield OH 44907 419-566-3898

PAWS & Tails Rescue, Inc. 4175 Route 61 Shelby OH 44875 419-347-9296

Richland County Dog Shelter 810 North Home Road Mansfield OH 44906 419-774-5892

Stop the Overpopulation-Pets 1152 Lexington Avenue Mansfield OH 44907 419-774-1738

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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.