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Cincinnati Animal CARE Offers Free Adoptions

BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” Event Extended

Thanks to the rousing success so far and the need to empty shelters both locally and nationwide, Cincinnati Animal CARE will extend its participation in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters” event through May 15. Adoption fees will remain waived at the Hamilton County Animal Shelter for cats over 6 months old and dogs over 6 months old and over 25 lbs.

“This event has exceeded our expectations so far,” said Ray Anderson, Community Engagement Manager at CARE. “Not only do events like these help us find homes for the lost, abandoned, and homeless pets of Cincinnati, but they excite our community and show them in real-time that they’re a part of the solution. This isn’t an insurmountable problem; a few hundred adopters will literally empty the shelter and our foster homes.”

Rockdale is one of many deserving dogs in need of a home.

In addition to waiving adoption fees, Cincinnati Animal CARE will continue to allow public walkthroughs of the shelter kennels, something that has not been done regularly since the COVID-19 pandemic. Adopters are still encouraged to check cincinnatianimalcare.org for the full list of adoptable animals and all adoptions at the shelter begin with a conversation with CARE’s matchmaking team, to set both the animal and the human up for success.


About Cincinnati Animal CARE 

Cincinnati Animal CARE is Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s only open-intake, no-kill animal shelter and the county’s sole provider of Dog Warden (animal control) services. The shelter also works to reunite lost companion pets, aims to reduce the stray population, offers opportunities for unwanted animals to be adopted or rescued, and provides the public with information and programs about pet ownership. Learn more at cincinnatianimalcare.org.

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