Here, history has been repeating itself for 135 years.

 
 
 

Our mission is to fight animal cruelty, help animals in need and advocate for their well-being. and we have been doing it since 1883.

Today, we are a team of experts — skilled, caring and innovative people dedicated to our mission. But we can’t do it alone. Columbus Humane is not a government agency, and we do not receive general operating support from national organizations. Rather, we rely on the support of private donors for more than 92% of our funding and remarkable volunteers to make our work possible. Join us. And together, we’ll continue making history.

 
 
 
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1883

The Humane Society was founded by two teachers, Louise Phillips and Harriet Brocklehurst, along with several prominent community leaders.

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December 1883

The Humane Society of Columbus was incorporated.
(Our 135th anniversary falls this year!)

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DECEMBER 1884

The objectives of the society at that time were declared to be: “To prevent cruelty to animals, to protect neglected children and to create a public sentiment against the abuse of innocent creatures whether of the brute kind or human.”
– From the History of the City of Columbus

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1884

As an auxiliary movement, the children of the public schools were organized in Bands of Mercy. Prior to joining, they signed the following pledge: "I promise to be kind to all creatures within my reach, and to protect them as far as I can from cruelty and ill usage.”
– From the History of the City of Columbus

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september 1973

The name was changed from the Humane Society of the City of Columbus to the Capital Area Humane Society.

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1985

According to Columbus Dispatch, 250-300 cruelty calls were received each month.

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SEPTEMBER 1992

The Capital Area Humane Society moved animals into the present shelter; 3015 Scioto-Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, OH 43026.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Capital Area Humane society was rebranded and the name was changed to Columbus Humane.

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OCTOBER 2018

Renovations to improve the quality of life of animals in our care were completed.

 
 
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Our Mission

To fight animal cruelty, help animals in need and advocate for their well-being.

Our Vision

All animals live free of suffering and all companion animals are valued members of loving and caring families.

 

There’s one sure way to stay connected to our work. Sign up today.

 
 
 

ADOPTION HOURS

Monday - Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm

ANIMAL SUPPORT CENTER

Appointments are available from 11am-6pm M-F and 9am-4pm Sat-Sun. Same day appointments may be available. The entrance to the Animal Support Center is located at the side of the building. Call (614) 777 - 7387 for an appointment.

GENERAL CONTACT

Phone (614) 777 - 7387
Fax (614) 777 - 8449
questions@columbushumane.org
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH 43026