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Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC)

4920 St Rt 37 E
Delaware , Ohio 43015

To Report Suspected Animal Cruelty, Neglect or Abuse


Leave a voicemail at (740) 369-7387 with your name, nature of the complaint, and a valid telephone number. A humane agent will return your call. Note that the humane agent may ask for a signed, written statement if needed.


For stray dogs in Delaware County, contact the Delaware County Dog Warden at (740) 368-1915.

For animal cruelty issues in the City of Delaware, contact Delaware Animal Control at 740-203-1111.

For animals locked in a hot car, call 9-1-1.

How to recognize animal cruelty

Extremely thin, starving animals, Wounds on the body, Patches of missing hair, Limping, Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food, water or shelter, often chained or locked up in a yard, Animals that have been abandoned by their owner, An owner striking, or otherwise physically abusing an animal, Tick or flea infestations. Flystrike — open wounds on ears and/or nose caused by biting flies, Animals with an injury or illness who have not received medical care, Embedded collars/chains around the neck, Animals whose hair is severely matted, Intentionally fighting animals.