Can I remain anonymous when I file a complaint about animal
cruelty?

If we have further questions about the complaint you submit (such as a more
precise location of where the cruelty/neglect/abandonment is occurring) and
we cannot get a hold of you, the animal(s) may suffer longer. Please be
assured that complainant information is not readily released by our Humane
Agent, and every measure will be taken to ensure confidentiality.
Per Ohio Revised Code, there are two categories of cruelty and neglect;
intentional and unintentional (neglect). Intentional cruelty is when a person or
persons purposely/knowlingly inflicts physical harm on an animal or animals,
such as beating or torturing. Neglect is the failure to provide an animal or
animals with the necessities of care, such as access to clean/fresh water,
food, shelter from hot and cold weather, veterinary care, and a clean living
environment. In instances of neglect, unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or
suffering is caused, permitted, or allowed to continue, when there is a
reasonable remedy or relief for the animal(s).

Our Humane Agent is best able to perform their duties when provided with
detailed descriptions of suspected cruelty and neglect situations. Can you
describe the incident or incidents of animal cruelty and neglect that you
suspect you witnessed, including type, number, and description of animals
involved? Look at the body condition of the animals; can you see ribs, or
other bony prominences? Is their coat matted, dull in appearance, or missing
fur? Is water readily available to the animal(s)? Is there shelter from hot and
cold weather? Can you provide a description of the person(s) involved in the
incident(s)? What is the date/time of the suspected incident(s) of abuse.
These are all questions we ask, or need details on when filling out a cruelty
investigation report. Remember, any details that you are able to provide will
increase our chances of ensuring that the law is upheld and that we are
doing our part in owner education, and animal rescue.

801 Van Camp Rd.
Bowling Green,
OH 43402

Phone: 419-352-7339
Fax: 419-352-2359
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To report animal cruelty, neglect, and/or abandonment, please contact our
shelter at 419-352-7339, or send an email to our Humane Agent. If you are
calling after hours, and it is a life or death emergency involving an animal,
please contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office at 419-354-9001. Please
read the following details about what information we look for when making a
report and investigating suspected animal cruelty, neglect, and/or
abandonment.

The Wood County Humane Society Humane Agent depends greatly on input
from the community for information concerning suspected animal cruelty and
neglect. If you suspect you have witnessed animal cruelty, neglect, or
abandonment in Wood County and would like to report it, please call us at the
phone number above, or contact us by sending an email to our Humane
Agent. Please leave your name, your phone number and date calling when
leaving a message in our voice mail box. The Humane Agent is a dually-
appointed law enforcement officer whose role is to enforce Ohio laws (ORC
959) pertaining to animal cruelty, neglect, and abandonment within Wood
County. This position is generously funded, in part, by the Wood County
Commissioners.