Ensuring enforcement of animal code ordinances and promoting responsible pet ownership, our Animal Control Officers (Wardens) are an essential part of the team and our service to the community.

Concerns regarding loose or stray dogs, dog bites and animal welfare concerns can be reported to the Brown County Animals Shelter.

Our Chief Dog Warden as well as our Deputy Wardens are certified Humane Agents, which allows our organization to enforce animal cruelty and neglect violations and can also conduct investigations into animal welfare complaints.

To file a report, contact the Brown County Animal Shelter at 937-378-3457 or use the online submission form below. In the event of an emergency please contact 937-378-4155 or call 911.

Online Animal Cruelty Complaint

This online form can be completed to report cases of animal cruelty in Brown County, Ohio, or in neighboring counties.  It must be completed prior to submission – all required fields are marked with red asterisks (*).  Once the form is submitted, it will be forwarded to the BCHS and reviewed promptly.

​If this is an animal emergency, please call the Brown County Sheriff’s Office or 911 for assistance.

"*" indicates required fields

You can submit this form anonymously by writing N/A in the fields below, but having your information could help us if additional information about the situation is needed.

Please provide as much of the information requested below that you have available about the situation
Date Reported*
Your Name*
Your Address*
Animal Owner/Caretaker/Suspect Name
Address Where Animal(s) are Located*