Ohio’s Voice for Animals
Ohio’s Voice for Animals.

We strive to make Ohio a place where all animals are protected from cruelty, abuse, and neglect.

Statewide Resources
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To help Ohio families and their pets, OAA's Resource Directory puts local resources at your fingertips.

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Where your support goes.

We lead and collaborate with teams across Ohio to champion humane policy and coexistence with animals deserving of respect and protection.

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It takes a village.

An animal compassionate one. We welcome Ohioans looking to turn their compassion into action.

Making a Difference

Pet Assistance Resources

To support struggling families and their pets, we provide valuable resources such as a list of programs designed for seniors and low-income families.

Pet Protection

We advocate for at-risk family members and safety planning for their pet(s) because we recognize a link between animal abuse and family violence.

Wildlife Protection

An opportunity exists for a new approach to learning how we can coexist with wildlife and advocate for protective policies at the state and local level.

Puppy Mills

Puppy mills breed dogs in horrific conditions that often lead to genetic and medical conditions in puppy mills sold through pet stores.

Community Cats

We provide resources and build partnerships to expand opportunities to humanely care for community cats while reducing populations and nuisances.

Adequate Shelter

We educate communities and local officials on the inhumane suffering and public safety concerns by tethering dogs outside.

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Humane Education

The opportunity to build compassion for community, family and animals exists through humane education opportunities.

Breed Discrimination

Breed Discrimination Ordinances demonize a breed of dog irrespective of individual behavior, raise constitutional issues, and fail to increase public safety.


  • 05/27/2023
    A 2023 undercover investigation into a wildlife killing contest in Illinois revealed that 405 coyotes from multiple states were killed for the chance at a cash prize. The bodies were piled up, dragged and hung in the presence of children.   Prizes were awarded for killing the most, the heaviest, and the smallest coyotes. This contest was not a one-off. At …
  • 05/25/2023
    Top animal welfare officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture were subpoenaed last year by a federal grand jury seeking to establish why they took no action against animal research breeder Envigo despite repeatedly documenting the mistreatment of thousands of beagles, according to several people familiar with the matter.  The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is the only federal law that …
  • 05/24/2023
    This adorable greyhound was found roaming a train station in Spain by a local animal rescue group. He was estimated to be just one year old, and was severely underweight and malnourished. Working with a rescue group in New York, he was transported to the United States to his new family.  The first thing this beautiful boy did when he …
  • 05/23/2023
    Introducing Andrea Nadolny, one of our OAA Advocacy Assistants!! ✨  Andrea is currently a freshman at The Ohio State University, double majoring in Italian Studies and International Relations with a specialization in diplomacy. At OSU, she is involved in International Affairs Scholars, Salsa Club, and her sorority Alpha Chi Omega!! She also loves to hike with her dog Watson in …
  • 05/21/2023
    Join us on June 3rd from 2-3pm for our next Real Ohio Tour to Homeless to Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary!!  Homeless To Home is a non-profit organization committed to the welfare and protection of all animals. Not every situation where animals find themselves in need of another home is a result of callous treatment. Many people have found …
  • 05/18/2023
    The 2023 version of the Ohio Animal Law Handbook is now available for purchase!   Presented by the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation (Ohio Fed) and edited by J. Jeffrey Holland of Holland & Muirden, Attorneys at Law, this Handbook is a reference intended for persons who regularly investigate and enforce Ohio laws relating to animal control, cruelty, neglect and abandonment. It …

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