Lake Humane Society provides protection to the animals of Lake County through our Humane Investigations Department. The Lake Humane Society Agent, who is appointed by the Lake County Probate Court, works together with local law enforcement to fight animal cruelty and neglect across all of Lake County. In the state of Ohio, a Humane Agent is empowered to enforce state laws regarding animal cruelty. Please note that the Lake Humane Society Agent only has jurisdiction in Lake County, Ohio. Like all programs and services offered by our organization, our Humane Investigations Department runs solely on donations as we receive no outside funding for this department. This means that all expenses related to this department, from equipment to attorney fees to staff wages, are dependent on donations.