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.improve the welfare of animals
With the support of the people of Fairfield County, we have worked to
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.