CHA Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter in northeast Columbus, Ohio. CHA is funded solely by donations from adoption fees, donations from the public, and our own fundraising efforts.

Our mission is to serve the people and animals of Central Ohio by providing safe, temporary shelter and care for abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and dogs, and to reduce pet overpopulation by means of spay and neuter, education, and community outreach. We have been fulfilling our mission since 1975.


  • Kelsey Smucker, Executive Director
  • Ashley Chrencik, Director of Operations
  • Catherine Camp, Community Engagement Manager
  • Carissa Hershey, Communications Manager
  • Megan Cleary, Veterinary Technician
  • Anne Dobrowski, Adoption Floor Manager
  • Laura Winchester, Veterinary Assistant
  • Carrie Ozbun, Adoption Counselor
  • Sue Conley, Animal Caretaker
  • Alicia Chandler, Animal Intake Assistant
  • Dr. Wendy Tsai, DVM
  • Dr. Christina Little, DVM

Board of Directors

  • Nancy Perlman (President)
  • Andrea Cozza (Vice President)
  • Steve Boston (Treasurer)
  • Wendy Jacobs (Secretary)
  • Theresa Franckowiak (Board Member)
  • Lisa Yellen (Board Member)
  • Patricia Hoyer (Board Member)
  • Alison Bechtel (Board Member)
  • Regina Foust (Board Member)
  • Cathy Frederick (Board Member)
  • Melissa Hamilton (Board Member)

Download the CHA Brochure

CHA Animal Shelter Financial Information

CHA Animal Shelter (Citizens for Humane Action, Inc.)
Tax ID: 51-0166864


Corporate Sponsors

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