Humane Law Enforcement & Investigation

Improper care of animals, including lack of sufficient food, water, shelter and veterinary treatment, is against the law and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law!

The AWL Humane Agents work diligently to end animal cruelty and neglect through education, investigation, and prosecution of offenders. Our agents are empowered to enforce the State of Ohio animal protection laws within the jurisdiction of Trumbull County (ORC 959). Humane agents are on duty Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To report a suspected case of animal neglect or cruelty, call 330-539-5300 and request a humane agent. You can leave humane complaints on the humane voicemail by providing all of the information listed below. You can also email the information to [email protected]. Humane complaints cannot be accepted through social media.

  • Your name and a phone number.
  • Street address of alleged violation (if no house number describe building and give nearest address).
  • As accurate a description of the problem as possible and number of animals involved.

For after-hours emergencies, please contact your local police department. 

After Hours Rescue Services

The purpose of the after-hours service is for AWL to accept sick or injured domesticated animals. AWL is not able to take strays animal as a part of our after-hours service. Strays should be directed to the Trumbull County Dog Warden at (330) 675-2787.

If you find a sick or injured animal after we close, please contact your local police department. They will contact AWL and determine what immediate action is required. AWL is unable to pick up sick or injured animals due to safety reasons. AWL after-hours staff does not include humane law enforcement officers.