Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc.

aka Ohio SPCA   |   Grove City, OH   |  www.ohiospca.org

Mission

The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ohio SPCA), formerly known as the Ohio Humane Education Association (OHEA), was formed in 1983 to end the needless killing of homeless animals and to bring an end to animal cruelty. In order to bring this dream to reality, the  Ohio SPCA has two main goals as its purpose. One, to extend to present and future generations humane education, which will lead to an awareness of the need for people to be responsible and kind stewards over animals. Second, to intercede on behalf of animals and bring about change to situations and practices in which cruelty, neglect, or unnecessary suffering exists.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Teresa Landon

Operations Director

Nick Marando

Main address

PO Box 546

Grove City, OH 43123 USA

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EIN

31-1077151

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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OHIO SPCA Response Team

The OHIO SPCA Response Team works with county officials and law enforcement to investigate animal cruelty and remove hundreds of animals suffering in life-threatening situations such as puppy mills and hoarding cases. Our response team is comprised of certified humane agents, law enforcement officers, dog wardens, veterinarians, and experienced animal rescuers.

In large-scale seizes, evidence is gathered for prosecution. Animals are tagged, photographed, and removed from a property and then transported to safety. Veterinarians are present to provide immediate assessment and medical treatment during and after the removal of the animals.

Population(s) Served

In 2001, the OHIO SPCA began reaching out to counties in an effort to reduce the number of companion animals being euthanized. OHIO SPCA volunteer county coordinators uncovered horrendous methods of euthanasia in county pounds. Dogs were being shot behind dog pounds, gassed in the back of pick-up trucks using engine exhaust, and shoved into homemade gas boxes or gas chambers. In essence, their deaths were anything but humane. In one county, 600 dogs were shot in the head behind the county pound. In another, they were crammed into a homemade gas box, sometimes on top of dogs already dead.

During the past eleven years, the OHIO SPCA has succeeded in ending inhumane euthanasia in many counties. The shooting was stopped in several counties, while in many others, homemade gas boxes and chambers have been dismantled and removed. These counties switched to Euthanasia by Injection (EBI). In addition to humane euthanasia, our efforts have resulted in cleaner pounds, volunteer programs, spay and neuter, extended hours, posted signs, and the use of Petfinder.org. Thousands of lives have been saved. Sometimes change came as a result of cooperation from county commissioners. Often, it took exposure and public pressure. Two lawsuits have been won, and one lawsuit was recently filed against a county using a homemade gas box.

Population(s) Served

Farm and companion animals are rescued from abusive situations and then rehabilitated. These animals are then adopted into new forever homes. Animals that are not adopted due to age or special needs remain with the OHIO SPCA on a private rehabilitation farm.

Population(s) Served

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Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Teresa Landon

President

Noah Turner

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Courtney Ziegler

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Teresa Landon

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Lisa Bell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No