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The Fairfield County branch of the Ohio State Humane Society was formed in February 1886 in a meeting at Lancaster's City Hall. Historically the organization was loosely formed by community members who were interested in protecting the rights of animals. Around 1980, the Fairfield Area Humane Society became a small non-profit agency mandated by the Ohio Revised Code to investigate and refer for prosecution incidents of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.

With the support of the people of Fairfield County, we have worked to improve the welfare of animals through education, legislation and prevention of cruelty. We often get confused with the Fairfield County Dog Shelter, which is a government agency. We are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, guided by a dedicated board. Though united with many humane societies across the country in a common concern for animals, the Fairfield Area Humane Society is an independent organization relying on the generosity of donations from the people of Fairfield County. For that, we thank you.
AND THE WINNER IS.............
Jim Pfahl of Somerset! Jim heard about our raffle in the Towne Crier and purchased the winning ticket at Standing Stone National Bank. The raffle prize was 50% of the sales as we did not sell enough tickets to give the grand prize. Jim was still excited to win $6,850 just before Christmas that will help pay off some bills! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to help FAHS. We are already taking suggestions for next years raffle......what are your thoughts?
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Fairfield Area Humane Society
1721 Granville Pike [map]
PO Box 1109
Lancaster, OH 43130
P: 740-687-0627
Email: info@fairhumane.org

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Fairfield Area Humane Society's non-profit organization number #90173