League for Animal Welfare

4193 Taylor Road, Batavia OH 45103
EMAIL: info@LFAW.org
SOCIAL MEDIA: @leagueforanimalwelfare

Founded in 1949, League for Animal Welfare is a privately funded, non-profit organization providing much-needed care for unwanted, lost and neglected cats and dogs in our community. As the oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in the area, the League serves the Greater Cincinnati area through initiatives to reduce the number of homeless animals and to help people better care for their pets. Using the resources of its dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters, the League provides the medical care, behavioral training and socialization needed to match homeless animals with lifelong homes. The League’s shelter has the capacity to care for approximately 40 dogs and 100 cats with the goal of permanent placement in appropriate, screened, loving homes. Volunteers foster additional dogs and cats and bottle-feed kittens and puppies in their own homes until they are eligible for adoption.


To reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in Greater Cincinnati by providing a compassionate, no-kill animal shelter and programs that promote responsible pet care.


We will be recognized as Greater Cincinnati’s leading no-kill shelter and animal welfare champion.

Core Values

We believe that all cats and dogs are entitled to be free from suffering, abuse, and exploitation.

We consistently act honestly, fairly, and in the best interests of the animals in our care.

We proactively promote and facilitate responsible pet parenting, and are committed to raising public awareness about the humane treatment of all animals.

We strive to always provide exceptional care for our animals and an exemplary shelter experience.

We use our resources wisely and maintain the public trust.

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