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.
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