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None Left Behind: Rufus’ Story

His terse red fur; smooth, when rubbed from front to back; and coarse, when rubbed back to front, roasts in the sun as Rufus lounges in his back yard at The 16 Paws Estate. In this moment Rufus is content and secure. His quiet wooded paradise is nestled in the heart of Midwest Ohio—Hudson, an affluent suburb about 45 minutes southeast of Cleveland. The community boasts a historical registered shopping district, many fine restaurants and a history dating back to the early days of the Western Reserve. The 16 Paws Estate boasts two humans and, you guessed it, four dogs.

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None Left Behind: Rufus’ Story

His terse red fur; smooth, when rubbed from front to back; and coarse, when rubbed back to front, roasts in the sun as Rufus lounges in his back yard at The 16 Paws Estate. In this moment Rufus is content and secure. His quiet wooded paradise is nestled in the heart of Midwest Ohio—Hudson, an affluent suburb about 45 minutes southeast of Cleveland. The community boasts a historical registered shopping district, many fine restaurants and a history dating back to the early days of the Western Reserve. The 16 Paws Estate boasts two humans and, you guessed it, four dogs.

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SPCA Cincinnati’s Fur Ball goes Virtual

The Great Catsby, SPCA Cincinnati’s Fur Ball Fundraiser is moving to a week-long online event this August. The SPCA Cincinnati’s annual Fur Ball Gala is going virtual for the first time in the organization’s history. After much deliberation and in an effort to move forward safely amid COVID-19, the SPCA decided to have a week-long online event.  Beginning Sunday, August 23, 2020, The Great Catsby—Presented by IAMS™ will kick off with a full week of Fur Ball virtual activities, culminating in the online, LIVE Gala, Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  The SPCA’s Fur Ball week will allow for

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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Delivers A Joyful Tune to the SPCA Cincinnati!

The power of music is undeniable. In fact, music is often referred to as a “universal language,” bringing people together and connecting us in a harmonious way across the globe. Back in March, as the public health crisis took root, one video in particular captivated everyone, going viral. Maria Ninci filmed her neighbors Claudia Bucchini and Andrea Zucco playing their instruments from their balcony in Florence, Italy, in an effort to provide comfort through the crisis. At that time, Italy had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. A lockdown was in full effect and the community had

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Tails of Cincinnati, a Book Project for Charity

Local pet photographer and founder and publisher of CincyPet Magazine, Susannah Maynard, has announced the launch of Tails of Cincinnati, a coffee table book project for charity. The SPCA Cincinnati will be the beneficiary of funds raised from the project. Tails of Cincinnati will be a hardcover coffee table book featuring local area pets photographed around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Ms. Maynard is also the owner of local pet photography studio, Pet Love Photography, and is the author of three books about rescue pets: Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories; Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories; and Rescue Rabbits: Portraits

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The SPCA Cincinnati Today: Through the Pandemic

by Nyketa Gaffney, Public Information Officer, SPCA Cincinnati State of Emergency We have been living in an unprecedented time, one certainly made for the history books. In mid-March of this year, Ohio residents received word from Governor Mike DeWine that our daily lives would be changing. With a high sense of urgency, state and local government immediately moved to protect citizens all over the region—particularly those young, old, and with compromised health—from an invisible enemy that we now know as COVID-19. The implications to our jobs, schools, businesses, and the safety of our families were unknown. The country has since

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The SPCA Cincinnati Adjusts Its Adoption Policy to Meet Safety Precautions During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the SPCA Cincinnati is adjusting its adoption process beginning Wednesday, May 6, 2020 their facilities will be open for adoptions by appointment only. The public will not be able to enter the shelter for general viewing, remaining in compliance with ‘social distancing’ mandates by state government. If you are interested in adopting, follow these steps: Visit spcacincinnati.org for up-to-date information on available pets for adoption. Complete an online application indicating the animal ID # of the pet of interested. Wait 24 to 48 hours for SPCA to contact you with pet introduction information. Once approved, visit the

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