It was important to My Furry Valentine to promote adoption as the best option, but also to educate pet owners about the issues that surround the rescue community and its animals. The following list of animal advocate groups will have a section at the event, so please stop by and talk to their amazing volunteers that donate their time to promoting these excellent causes and encouraging others to join their efforts.
Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry
The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry provides pet food assistance to low income pet owners in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our mission is to keep pets with their families and out of shelters.
The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is a program run by the Cincinnati-based animal rescue, Recycled Doggies. Recycled Doggies focuses on saving dogs from death row at local animal shelters and finding them new homes. However, in addition to saving the dogs already in shelters, Recycled Doggies wants to be part of the solution by preventing family pets from being given up to shelters in the first place. Recycled Doggies hopes to bring awareness to the effect that the economy is having on pet owners in our area by offering pet food assistance to help keep pets with their families and out of shelters and off the streets.
Homeless Pet Clubs
Homeless Pet Clubs (HPC) give students, civic leaders, and business owners a way to share their love of animals by promoting animal rescue, responsible pet ownership, adoption of shelter animals, and animal welfare. Response to the free-to-establish clubs has been overwhelming, with each club choosing pets to “sponsor” and promote for adoption.
HPF provides critical medical care, food, foster care, and comfort to homeless animals. The organization also maintains a network of communication between volunteers, shelters, advocates, and potential adoptees, leveraging volunteer enthusiasm and technology to save lives. Since late in 2002, HPF and HPC have placed nearly 10,000 animals in loving homes.
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Tri State CART
To coordinate, educate and train volunteers to prepare for and respond to any local, area, natural and manmade disasters in the 31 designated counties of the Cincinnati tri-state area . When activated, we will provide temporary care and shelter for any impacted animals, thus reducing public health hazards and expediting the evacuation of animal owners.
United Coalition of Animals (UCAN)
UCAN offers low-cost spay/neuter for Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. UCAN’s vision is a world in which every cat and dog lives to find a loving home.
In 2005, the UCAN board began researching how UCAN could expand its reach and impact. After two years, thousands of volunteer hours and a successful capital campaign, the UCAN Nonprofit Spay Neuter Clinic opened its doors. Since that date, April 16, 2007, the clinic has provided over 47,000 spay/neuter surgeries, providing care for animals that might otherwise not have received it.
UCAN’s mission is to provide professional, low-cost spay/neuter services to end the unnecessary deaths of homeless cats and dogs in shelters in Greater Cincinnati and surrounding counties.
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Paw-Pal
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides care to terminally ill patients and their families in their home care setting. A piece of this program is volunteer services which includes the Paw-Pal program.
VITAS determined that our terminally patients, that now reside in assisted living and nursing home facilities, who had pets of their own in the past, miss seeing dogs, cats etc now that they reside in a facility. Paw-Pal’s fill that void in their lives and provide better quality of life, comfort and unconditional love! Evaluation of the pet and orientation for the human-companion is required and provided at no cost to the volunteer.