Online Animal Cruelty Compliant

This online form must be filled out in its entirety, including your personal information, in order for the complaint to be processed. Please  note that all information is confidential. If you have witnessed physical animal abuse you may be asked to write a witness statement. To speak with the Highland County Humane Agent, please call 937-393-2110 during open business hours.
Bryana Williamson

Bryana Williamson
Humane Agent



Humane Agents do not respond to calls about stray running loose dogs or dog bites or dog attacks on other animals. For those calls please contact the Highland County Dog Pound 937-393-8191.
PLEASE NOTE: There are currently no laws, state or local, governing stray cats.



If you believe or have witnessed a crime involving animals, provide complete information on the report form to initiate an investigation. We will not investigate complaints unless we have the complainant's name and information (which is kept confidential).

Due to the confidential nature of investigations, you will not receive any notification regarding the results or outcome of any investigation.
Rest assured however that we take every complaint seriously and will take all steps within our authority to resolve them.

Listed below are the steps the Humane Agent takes when a report of cruelty is received


  • The Humane Agent makes a visit to the location of the complaint.
  • If observations are made that the complaint has some validity, contact is made with the responsible person or persons in an effort to correct the situation.
  • Additional investigations and consultations with other law enforcement agents may be required until the condition is corrected.
  • If there is no cooperation within a reasonable amount of time, charges may be filed and the animal(s) may be removed.


NOTE: If the complaint is about physical abuse nothing can be done without an eyewitness willing to testify and/or documentation provided. (i.e. photos, videos, etc.)

To report animal cruelty, neglect, and abuse, please call the Highland Humane Society at 937-393-2110 during open hours Tuesday-Friday 12- 5 pm and 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. After hours please fill out the online form. Our Humane Agent may reach out to you for more information as needed.

REPORTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY CANNOT BE TAKEN via Social media posts, social media comments, voicemail or direct messages. To make an official report of cruelty to animals, please call 937-393-2110 to speak with someone or by submitting an online form. If you call and must leave a voicemail the Humane Agent will call you back and can only begin a report after having spoken with you.