Cincinnati Animal CARE Struggles for Space

Since October 1, Cincinnati Animal CARE—Hamilton County and Cincinnati’s only open-intake, no-kill animal shelter— has taken in 868 animals. To combat the shelter’s ongoing capacity crisis, adoption fees will be “Name Your Price” effective today through Sunday, November 7.

“This is unlike anything we’ve seen,” said Ray Anderson, Media and Community Relations Manager. “Our facility was built in the 1960s with 100 dog kennels, we simply do not have the space to accommodate the sheer amount of animals coming in.”

ZuZU is just one of the many dogs available for adoption with the “name your own” adoption fee special.

The shelter’s standard adoption and screening protocols will remain in place, but for only the second time in CARE’s history, the adoption kennels will be open for public walk-throughs. “We typically don’t allow walk-throughs so the dogs can rest in their space, but it’s one of the most frequent requests we get, so if you’ve been waiting to take a look, now is the time,” said Anderson. 

In addition to needing animals to be adopted, the shelter is always looking for people to foster animals. Not only does it help with overcrowding situations like the shelter is currently experiencing, but it helps the animals and potential adopters. Animals who are in foster homes are less stressed than they are in the shelter environment. Also, the foster is able to learn more about the animal while in their car, thus giving any potential adopters a better picture of the animal’s personality and behaviors. If you are interested in fostering with Cincinnati Animal CARE, you can find out more information on their website.

Cincinnati Animal CARE is located at 3949 Colerain Avenue in Northside. They are open daily from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and no appointment is necessary to visit.

About Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society

Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare in Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati CARE is the exclusive provider of animal control and sheltering services for Hamilton County. The shelter also works to provide 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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