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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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.