11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
(513) 541-6100
SOCIAL MEDIA: @spcacincinnati

The SPCA Cincinnati is the only Humane Society in Hamilton County, Ohio. The organization began in 1873 as The Ohio State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals. The SPCA Cincinnati operates with the Mission at the forefront of everything we do. We envision a community that embodies humane treatment for all animals. Therefore, the SPCA Cincinnati strives to establish a positive animal welfare community, provide humane education to the public, eliminate pet overpopulation, and strengthen the human-animal bond. We believe that how we treat animals is a reflection of how we treat each other.

The SPCA Cincinnati’s main goal is to improve animal welfare in the Greater Cincinnati area. The SPCA Cincinnati offers a variety of services that make saving lives a community effort: adoptions, fostering, volunteering, licensing, obedience training, humane investigations, and education. These services enable pets to remain safe and achieve a better quality of life, with a touchpoint of positive human interaction at every turn. Nurturing, rehabilitating, and socializing each animal (every day) is of high importance to our team. The SPCA Cincinnati is a member of the Pet Coalition of Greater Cincinnati, a united pet resource for our community.

The SPCA Cincinnati saves lives as an open admission animal shelter. From visiting schools to information via PSAs, education is key in saving more lives. 

More vital services:

  • 100 percent of adoptable dogs receive a rabies vaccination and heartworm preventative medication.
  • 100 percent of dogs and cats receive flea/tick prevention and microchips.
  • Reduced fees have dramatically increased the number of adoptions.
  • We provide dog training, a behavior hotline, and communicate with every adopter to ensure health and behavior are sound.
  • We are involved in humane issues at the local, state, and national level.

The SPCA Cincinnati continues to build a culture of trust within our community and with local government by unceasingly demonstrating our expertise and leadership. Our organization positively affects the lives of more than 12,000 homeless pets each year. We develop key relationships with adopters, rescues, foster homes, and animal experts, which further our desire to make the lives of our pets the best possible.

More about the SPCA Cincinnati...

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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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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Upcoming SPCA Events

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The Great Catsby

FUR BALL 2020 IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT! Take a trip with us on Saturday, August 29, 2020 as we go back 100 years to the 1920s. We hope you'll join us from your homes at this exciting virtual event, guys and dames! Get dolled up in your glad rags for a ritzy evening at home and watch with us. Your support of our signature gala helps us provide adoption, medical care, and food for thousands of animals each year. It’ll be the Cat’s Meow! Thanks to all our Fur Ball 2020 sponsors for helping to make SPCA Cincinnati’s 18th Annual Fur Ball, The Great Catsby possible! Your support of our signature gala helps us provide adoption, medical care, and food for thousands of animals each year. It’ll be the Cat’s Meow!
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Tails on the Trail

Oct 17, 20209:00 a.m. Stay tuned for more details , coming soon!
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SPCA Annual Report 2019

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