No-Kill Cat Nation Happenings

Fundraisers, mobile adoption events and shindigs abound in the no-kill cat nation. Check the list of events or search by location and event type for specific no-kill nation happenings and get-togethers near you. 

  1. 3rd Annual Spay-Ghetti & No Balls Dinner

    Fundraiser: market, ball or auction

    March 25, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    The United Coalition for Animals will host its third annual Spay-Ghetti and No Balls dinner at Over-the-Rhine’s historic Woodward Theater. It will be an upscale party including a pasta buffet by MOTR Pub, wonderful music by local band The Doug Hart Band, craft beer from the Woodward’s bar and awesome silent-auction items.


    All proceeds of the event benefit UCAN’s nonprofit spay/neuter clinic. The proceeds from this event each year enable UCAN to provide very low-cost (free to those who cannot afford it) spay/neuter surgery and recommended vaccines to pets of low-income families in our community. Every person deserves to have a loving pet companion. Our services keep those pets healthy and prevent them from producing unwanted litters that may end up in local shelters.


    The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202 | 513-721-7387
  2. Tattoo Marathon & Adoption Event

    Adoption fair

    March 26, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Get tattooed, adopt or donate! Skin Tight Tattoos is offering $25 tattoos with all proceeds going to the League for Animal Welfare. Come get some fresh ink and choose from Skin Tight’s awesome animal-themed designs! Food will be provided by Everything Bagels. 


    Skin Tight Tattoos, 1162 Old State Route 74 | Batavia, OH 45103 | 513-947-9800
  3. All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction

    Fundraiser: market, ball or auction

    March 26, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    We are ready to dish out all the food you can eat and all the fun you’ve come to expect at this amazing event! Everybody who is anybody will be at STAF’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner extravaganza where 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the dogs and cats of STAF! Each year STAF’s Spaghetti Dinner helps the organization continue to rescue and care for some incredible animals. 


    Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road | Cincinnati, OH 45236
  4. Color With Cats

    Adoption fair

    March 26, 2017 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Relax, unwind, de-stress and have a purrfect time exploring your inner artist! Please join Ohio Alleycat Resource to color with cats at Leapin’ Lizard in Covington. Event is limited to 40 adults. All proceeds benefit OAR! Reserve your spot now. Complimentary refreshments will include a variety of sweet and savory nibbles (appetizers/desserts), chips, soft drinks and bottled water. Cash bar available for adult libations.


    Illustrations of cats in hats, colored pencils and make-and-take frame supplies will be provided. There will be a coloring contest with a prize for the winner as well as a door prize awarded. Several OAR cats will be there for artistic inspiration and potential adoption.


    Leapin’ Lizard, 726 Main Street | Covington, KY 41011
  5. OAR Spring Open House and Kitten Shower

    Open house

    April 2, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    You're encouraged to bring toys and other items for the fur babies and OAR's Resource Center. Not sure of what to bring? Check out OAR's shower wish list below! It's also fine to just come by the open house to coo over the kittens and cats. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Invite a friend! 


    2017 Kitten Shower wish list (donations tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law)

    • Cans of liquid or dry KMR formula for kittens
    • Dry cat food for kittens (Purina Pro Plan Focus Chicken and Rice Kitten Formula)
    • Wet cat food for kittens (Fancy Feast Classic)
    • Non-scoopable kitty litter
    • Chicken or turkey baby food
    • Feliway Spray
    • Feliway diffuser refills
    • Washable/disposable kitten toys
    • Red laser lights
    • Unscented bleach
    • Unscented HE detergent


    Also check out OAR’s registry at Target or OAR’s wish list at Amazon! Shop in the store or online.  


    Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic, 5619 Orlando Place | Cincinnati, OH 45227 | 513-871-0185
  6. Top Hats & Bonnets Luncheon Drag Show

    Fundraiser: market, ball or auction

    April 9, 2017 | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    Join the Cat Adoption Team for an unforgettable afternoon at the Top Hats & Bonnets Luncheon Drag Show! Prizes will be awarded for the best top hat and bonnet/Easter hat, and raffle prizes will also be available. Food will be served at noon, with the drag show by the Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire beginning promptly at 1 p.m. 


    The Cabaret, 1122 Walnut St. | Cincinnati, OH 45202
  7. Hollywoof, the 15th Annual Fur Ball

    Fundraiser: market, ball or auction

    April 29, 2017 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    It's red-carpet time! Join the fun for an evening of complimentary cocktails, fine dining and more! Hollywood glam or black tie encouraged. You will be starstruck as you see our adoptable pets strut their paws in the red-carpet Pet Parade. Your support of our signature gala helps provide adoption, medical care and food for thousands of animals each year. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets available now. Call Trent Owens at (513) 489-7392 for more information.

    Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road | Cincinnati, OH 45246
  8. Annual Golf Outing

    Fundraiser: walk or run

    June 10, 2017 | 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Join HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue for their annual golf outing in Blue Ash! 


    Blue Ash Golf Course, 4040 Cooper Road | Blue Ash, OH 45241
  9. Yoga With Cats

    Fundraiser: walk or run

    June 17, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    Please join Ohio Alleycat Resource for another Yoga With Cats event! Elemental Om in Montgomery will host 30 yogis and several adoptable cats from OAR for a special class, with proceeds benefiting OAR. The class will be led by Trisha Durham, MA, E-RYT 200. Reserve your spot now — this event is expected to sell out!


    1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. — Meet and greet with the cats
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m. — Yoga class



    Elemental Om, 9510 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45242
  10. PetFest 2017

    Fundraiser: market, ball or auction

    June 25, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    This festival celebrating pets will raise money for Friends of the Shelter, Inc./SPCA KY. Enjoy a silent auction, dog walk with prizes, contests and demonstrations. Browse information booths for animal-related products and services, pet psychics and much more! Contact Friends of the Shelter at 859-371-8380 or 859-689-2668 for more information.


    Boone Woods Park: Shelter #3, 6000 Veterans Way | Burlington, KY 41005
  11. 16th Annual SPCA Cincinnati Golf Classic

    Fundraiser: walk or run

    August 28, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Join SPCA Cincinnati at the beautiful Hidden Valley Golf Club in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for their most entertaining and longest-running “friendraiser.” There isn’t a better excuse for spending a Monday at the golf course than supporting the people and animals in the tristate area. For more info, please contact Trent Owens at (513) 489-7692 or


    Hidden Valley Golf Club, 19775 Alpine Drive | Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
  12. 4th Annual Sporting Clays

    Fundraiser: walk or run

    September 23, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Come out to the beautiful Sycamore Gun Club in Loveland, Ohio, for a morning of competition at the range — all for a great cause. Then relax with friends over a gourmet lunch prepared on an open grill at the club. For more info, please contact Trent Owens at (513) 489-7692 or


    Registration starts at 8 a.m. and shooting starts at 9 a.m. Lunch will start at the end of the round.

    Sycamore Gun Club, 6254 Lower Lewis Road | Loveland, OH 45140 | 513-489-7692
  13. Pet Jam 2017

    Fundraiser: market, ball or auction

    September 30, 2017 | 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    If music and pets are among your favorite things, you’ll love the League for Animal Welfare’s new annual fundraiser: Pet Jam! Join us at Grailville in Loveland on September 30 to help homeless cats and dogs in our community. This family-friendly and pet-friendly event will feature live music from local bands, food trucks and craft beer. Explore a vendor village with local businesses, partake in some fun activities in our family zone, and meet the League’s adoptable cats and dogs! Everyone is welcome — adults, kids and well-behaved, fully vaccinated pets.


    For info about volunteering, please contact Justin Tucker at 513-735-2299.

    Grailville, 932 O'Bannonville Road | Loveland, OH 45140 | 513-735-2299

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