Potential adopters should visit the shelter to complete the processing of this questionnaire.

Completion of this questionnaire does not hold a pet or guarantee you will be matched with the pet.

NOTE: We do NOT adopt to those living outside of the state of Ohio.

2020 By The Numbers


Adoptions in 2020


Spay/Neuter in 2020


Volunteer hours in 2019


A typical rule of thumb is to determine whether a shelter saves more than 90% of its animals. That is its Live Release Rate. The annual Live Release Rate is calculated by dividing the total live outcomes (adoptions, outgoing transfers, and return to owner/guardian) by total outcomes (total live outcomes plus euthanasia not including owner/guardian requested ethanasia or died/lost in shelter/care). Today, many leaders are raising the bar and stating that the real No Kill Live Release Rate should be 95%.

Licking County Humane Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the humane treatment of animals.