LFAW (League for Animal Welfare) is a nonprofit organization that operates the first established and largest adoption center and no-kill animal shelter in Cincinnati. They offer financial assistance in the form of vouchers for spay/neuter services. If you’re looking for a new dog or cat, you’ll find many options, including last chance pets, in their lovingly cared for shelter. You’ll also find lots of ways to help animals and events on their site.

OAR (Ohio Alleycat Resource) is focused only on cats and operates a nonprofit, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic with licensed veterinary staff. A transport van helps customers in outlying areas access spay/neuter services. For strays and feral cats, OAR will lend humane live traps to trap/neuter/release and effectively address cat overpopulation. And if you’re looking for a new furry feline friend, OAR also has a shelter in Cincinnati“s Madisonville neighborhood.

The Scratching Post is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter for stray and abandoned cats that is located in the Silverton neighborhood in Ohio, and offers a low cost spay/neuter incentive program. They house about 130 cats at a time and are usually at full capacity, which means they must turn away thousands of cats each year. They also offer a Meow Mart that sells “everything for the cat and the cat lover,” and helps support the shelter. 

UCAN (United Coalition for Animals Nonprofit Spay and Neuter Clinic) recently celebrated a milestone of over 60,000 surgeries. As part of its mission to reduce pet overpopulation by providing an effective, accessible and affordable spay/neuter option, UCAN is able to reduce the number of animals who are killed in Greater Cincinnati. To make sure everyone has access to its services, UCAN also provides free transports from several locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. UCAN reminds us: Do your part. Fix your pet.

The Joanie Bernard Foundation

The Joanie Bernard Foundation funds Ten and other feline welfare projects, groups and advocates. Through the Foundation, the mission of a no-kill cat nation moves closer to reality.    

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Hip Spectacles, No Testicles

Scooter: He’s the suave, neutered cat every Tom wants to be.

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Spay/Neuter Myth #3

Spaying/neutering causes cats to become overweight and lazy. 

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Ear Tipping & Community Cats

During spay/neuter, veterinarians painlessly tip the left ear of feral cats that will return to their colony. Ear tipping identifies cats that have already been spayed/neutered, which helps TNR efforts and tells animal control the cat is cared for.