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Northside Shelter at Capacity

Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society needs dogs adopted ASAP When Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society took over the Hamilton County dog warden duties and operation of the Northside Animal Shelter, 3949 Colerain Avenue, on August 1 they were almost at capacity for dog intake. The shelter operates as a no kill shelter, meaning they do not euthanize for space. In their first month of operation they had a live-release rate of 99% for dogs, taking in 232 (there were three medical euthanasias.) Despite having numerous dogs adopted, the intake of new dogs continues to keep the numbers high, leaving the

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United Pet Fund Pet Food Drive

United Pet Fund is holding their first annual Pet Food Drive drive-thru event later this month at their Resource Center in Blue Ash. United Pet Fund provides food and other necessary supplies to their shelter and rescue members. Not only do they help local organizations, but through a partnership with RescueBank.org, their resources can help organizations across the country.  United Pet Fund facilitates donations from businesses and large corporate partners that smaller rescue organizations might not have access to. However, because of the pandemic, resources have been scarce, so UPF is reaching out to the community to help provide their

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Phoenix Rising

SPCA Rescue Dog Overcomes the Odds One animal that has changed our lives at the SPCA Cincinnati is Phoenix. She has a story of survival! When Phoenix first arrived in the emergency room, veterinarians thought she was a goner. But, after twelve minutes of CPR, Phoenix had a heartbeat. Severely emaciated, she was barely able to lift her head. She had sores all over and was too weak to even keep her body at a normal temperature. But Phoenix always had a spark in her eyes. She never gave up, so we never gave up on her, and fought hard

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Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society takes over Hamilton County’s Northside Animal Shelter

There’s a new organization in town making changes at the Hamilton County Animal Shelter in Northside, 3949 Colerain Avenue. Effective August 1, the newly formed Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society took over operation of the animal shelter previously operated by SPCA Cincinnati. Last year, the board of the SPCA voted to end their 65 year run as Hamilton County Dog Warden to focus on their overall mission and their Sharonville shelter. As a result, the Northside shelter has been taken over by Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society along with all of the duties of county dog warden. Cincinnati Animal CARE

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Virtual Fur Ball Raises more than $300K for SPCA Cincinnati

SPCA Cincinnati’s annual fundraising event, the Fur Ball, went virtual this year with a week of live online events leading up to the grand finale on Saturday. August 29. Local 12’s Adam Clements hosted the online finale of “The Great Catsby” themed virtual fundraiser. The event raised $310,000 for the SPCA’s mission of saving animal’s lives.  You can view the Fur Ball program online. The date and theme for next year’s Fur Ball have been set: Disco In”Fur”no will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021.

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Get Your Pet Featured in a Book

Tails of Cincinnati Book Project Raises Money for SPCA Cincinnati There’s still time to get your pet featured in the Tails of Cincinnati coffee table book, which raises money for SPCA Cincinnati. The book project is from local pet photographer and founder and publisher of CincyPet Magazine, Susannah Maynard.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

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SPCA Cincinnati’s Fur Ball Goes Virtual

The 18 th Annual SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball Gala: The Great Catsby – A Virtual Event! All over the world events have been cancelled left and right due to the global pandemic. From sporting events to business conferences, from graduations to weddings, it has been hard to see celebratory moments and traditions be put on hold as we adhere to mandates put in place protect communities from COVID-19. Businesses have had no other choice but to be flexible, innovative, and demonstrate their ability to pivot in times of crisis. It is a true sign of how strong and resilient we

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SPCA Cincinnati Ends Dog Warden Duties on July 31

In July 2019, after many decades of service to the community through the Hamilton County Dog Warden Contract, The SPCA Cincinnati’s Board of Trustees voted and approved a resolution to end the partnership with Hamilton County for the duties of and associated with the Hamilton County Dog Warden Contract. After several contract extensions requested by Hamilton County, the final date has been determined as July 31, 2020. Jake White, President & CEO of the SPCA Cincinnati stated, “We are excited to offer an exit strategy focused on a smooth transition so no stray dog is at additional risk or peril during

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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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